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Futurism
2 weeks ago
Medicine

Thousands of Patients to Be Given World's First Cancer Vaccine

The NHS is fast-tracking individualized cancer vaccine trials using mRNA technology, starting with various cancer types and expanding the program nationwide. [ more ]
#patient-safety
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
Medicine

Widespread NHS computer issues linked to patient harm

IT system failures have been linked to patient deaths and harm in NHS hospital trusts in England.
Investment of 900m made in the past two years to improve NHS computer systems.
Deadline for introducing paperless NHS pushed to 2026 due to problems with new electronic patient record systems. [ more ]
BBC News
4 weeks ago
Health

Infected blood report: Cover up by NHS and government

The Infected Blood Inquiry revealed systemic failures in patient safety by doctors, the NHS, and the government, leading to thousands of infections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Medicine

England A&E wait times led to needless deaths of up to 14,000, data suggests

Approximately 14,000 people in England died needlessly in 2023 while waiting up to 12 hours in A&E for a hospital bed.
The risk of death increased after five hours, with longer waiting times causing more harm. [ more ]
BBC News
6 months ago
Medicine

IT failures causing patient deaths, says NHS safety body

Urgent action is needed to address NHS computer failings that are causing harm to patients.
The Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) has evidence of patient deaths due to IT system errors. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Nurse who sedated patients on hospital stroke unit for an easy life' jailed

An NHS nurse has been jailed for giving sedatives to patients in order to keep them quiet and compliant.
The nurse was found guilty of drugging two patients and conspiring with a colleague to administer a sedative to a third patient. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
2 weeks ago
Medicine

Widespread NHS computer issues linked to patient harm

IT system failures have been linked to patient deaths and harm in NHS hospital trusts in England.
Investment of 900m made in the past two years to improve NHS computer systems.
Deadline for introducing paperless NHS pushed to 2026 due to problems with new electronic patient record systems. [ more ]
BBC News
4 weeks ago
Health

Infected blood report: Cover up by NHS and government

The Infected Blood Inquiry revealed systemic failures in patient safety by doctors, the NHS, and the government, leading to thousands of infections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Medicine

England A&E wait times led to needless deaths of up to 14,000, data suggests

Approximately 14,000 people in England died needlessly in 2023 while waiting up to 12 hours in A&E for a hospital bed.
The risk of death increased after five hours, with longer waiting times causing more harm. [ more ]
BBC News
6 months ago
Medicine

IT failures causing patient deaths, says NHS safety body

Urgent action is needed to address NHS computer failings that are causing harm to patients.
The Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) has evidence of patient deaths due to IT system errors. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Nurse who sedated patients on hospital stroke unit for an easy life' jailed

An NHS nurse has been jailed for giving sedatives to patients in order to keep them quiet and compliant.
The nurse was found guilty of drugging two patients and conspiring with a colleague to administer a sedative to a third patient. [ more ]
morepatient-safety
www.bbc.com
3 weeks ago
Medicine

143 hospitals sign up to second opinion scheme

An initiative called 'Martha's rule' allows patients to seek a second opinion when conditions deteriorate, aiming to change the NHS culture towards more open communication and patient empowerment. [ more ]
BBC News
4 weeks ago
Medicine

Infected blood scandal: Sunak promises 'comprehensive' blood compensation

The UK government plans to compensate victims of the Infected Blood Inquiry with around £10bn. [ more ]
#infected-blood-scandal
www.independent.co.uk
4 weeks ago
Health

30,000 infected and 3,000 dead: The shocking numbers behind infected blood scandal

The NHS infected blood scandal led to 30,000 patients infected with HIV and hepatitis, 3,000 deaths, and lifelong health complications for survivors. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 weeks ago
Medicine

Watch: Infected blood campaigners react to final report into scandal

The infected blood scandal involved a chilling cover-up by politicians, doctors, and civil servants, leading to over 30,000 people being infected with deadly viruses in the history of the NHS. [ more ]
BBC News
4 weeks ago
Health

Infected blood victims have waited too long, says Grant Shapps

People affected by the NHS infected blood scandal have faced delays and inadequate answers for decades. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Final report into infected blood scandal delayed again

The publication of the final report on the infected blood scandal has been delayed by two more months.
Victims and their loved ones were initially expecting the report to be published in autumn last year. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 weeks ago
Health

30,000 infected and 3,000 dead: The shocking numbers behind infected blood scandal

The NHS infected blood scandal led to 30,000 patients infected with HIV and hepatitis, 3,000 deaths, and lifelong health complications for survivors. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 weeks ago
Medicine

Watch: Infected blood campaigners react to final report into scandal

The infected blood scandal involved a chilling cover-up by politicians, doctors, and civil servants, leading to over 30,000 people being infected with deadly viruses in the history of the NHS. [ more ]
BBC News
4 weeks ago
Health

Infected blood victims have waited too long, says Grant Shapps

People affected by the NHS infected blood scandal have faced delays and inadequate answers for decades. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Final report into infected blood scandal delayed again

The publication of the final report on the infected blood scandal has been delayed by two more months.
Victims and their loved ones were initially expecting the report to be published in autumn last year. [ more ]
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#patient-care
www.theguardian.com
4 weeks ago
Writing

It was smart to marry the competition': meet the power couples' who work together

By combining their skills, a husband and wife team of surgeons in the NHS can expedite treatment for patients needing breast reconstructions, reducing lengthy wait times. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
New York City

Family calls for Essex mental health inquiry to include mother's death

The public inquiry into mental health patient deaths in Essex does not investigate cases like Andrea Waddington's, highlighting limitations in the system. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Medicine

Junior doctors' strike led to more than 110,000 patients in England having care cancelled

Over 110,000 patients had their NHS care cancelled because of the junior doctors' strike.
The strike has resulted in more than 1.3 million appointments being rearranged over the past 13 months. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 weeks ago
Writing

It was smart to marry the competition': meet the power couples' who work together

By combining their skills, a husband and wife team of surgeons in the NHS can expedite treatment for patients needing breast reconstructions, reducing lengthy wait times. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
New York City

Family calls for Essex mental health inquiry to include mother's death

The public inquiry into mental health patient deaths in Essex does not investigate cases like Andrea Waddington's, highlighting limitations in the system. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Medicine

Junior doctors' strike led to more than 110,000 patients in England having care cancelled

Over 110,000 patients had their NHS care cancelled because of the junior doctors' strike.
The strike has resulted in more than 1.3 million appointments being rearranged over the past 13 months. [ more ]
morepatient-care
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1 month ago
Mental health

7 ways to improve your mental health at work by staying active

Physical activity positively impacts mental health, even in small doses. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Wellness

Cash incentives may help men lose weight, research finds

Financial incentives and text messages can effectively motivate obese men to lose weight, with a 4.8% decrease in body weight observed in the group receiving both forms of motivation. [ more ]
#cybersecurity
Theregister
1 month ago
Information security

NHS Digital hints at exploit sightings of Arcserve UDP vulns

NHS warns of actively exploited vulnerabilities in Arcserve UDP software. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK at high risk of catastrophic ransomware attack', report says

The UK government is at high risk of a catastrophic ransomware attack due to poor planning and lack of investment.
The National Cyber Security Centre warns that the country could face a crippling cyber-attack on its critical national infrastructure (CNI) at any moment. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Information security

NHS Digital hints at exploit sightings of Arcserve UDP vulns

NHS warns of actively exploited vulnerabilities in Arcserve UDP software. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK at high risk of catastrophic ransomware attack', report says

The UK government is at high risk of a catastrophic ransomware attack due to poor planning and lack of investment.
The National Cyber Security Centre warns that the country could face a crippling cyber-attack on its critical national infrastructure (CNI) at any moment. [ more ]
morecybersecurity
Theregister
1 month ago
Data science

UK public voice uncertain of security in NHS data systems

Four out of five patients worry about NHS IT system vulnerability and data selling concerns. [ more ]
BBC News
1 month ago
Medicine

Infected blood still used in UK after virus screening began

Patients continued to receive infected blood despite virus screening introduction. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
Medicine

Deaf baby hears for the first time after 'groundbreaking' gene therapy trial

Opal Sandy, born deaf due to a genetic condition, can now hear unaided after groundbreaking gene therapy. [ more ]
#immigration
BBC News
1 month ago
London

London NHS trust sorry for delay to man's care over immigration status

The trust apologized for a receptionist attempting to delay care due to potential immigration status. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Sunak faces election wipeout even if flights to Rwanda take off, top pollster warns

Rishi Sunak is heading for a landslide election defeat despite his policies
Conservatives could lose up to 220 of their current MPs in the next election [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Tory MP compared to Enoch Powell after disgraceful' rant in Rwanda debate

Tory MP Nick Fletcher has faced criticism for claiming immigration has turned parts of the UK into a ghetto and that NHS waiting lists are long in some areas due to a lack of English speakers.
Fletcher's remarks drew comparisons to Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech and were described as repugnant and appalling by other MPs.
The debate occurred during a discussion on the government's Rwanda bill, which passed despite a rebellion. [ more ]
BBC News
1 month ago
London

London NHS trust sorry for delay to man's care over immigration status

The trust apologized for a receptionist attempting to delay care due to potential immigration status. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Sunak faces election wipeout even if flights to Rwanda take off, top pollster warns

Rishi Sunak is heading for a landslide election defeat despite his policies
Conservatives could lose up to 220 of their current MPs in the next election [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Tory MP compared to Enoch Powell after disgraceful' rant in Rwanda debate

Tory MP Nick Fletcher has faced criticism for claiming immigration has turned parts of the UK into a ghetto and that NHS waiting lists are long in some areas due to a lack of English speakers.
Fletcher's remarks drew comparisons to Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech and were described as repugnant and appalling by other MPs.
The debate occurred during a discussion on the government's Rwanda bill, which passed despite a rebellion. [ more ]
moreimmigration
BBC News
1 month ago
Health

Infected blood: Hundreds of victims living with undetected hepatitis C

Around 1,750 people in the UK have undiagnosed hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusions. [ more ]
BBC News
1 month ago
London

Hainault sword attack victim thanks NHS for saving his life

Henry De Los Rios Polania expressed gratitude to the NHS for saving his life after being injured in a samurai sword attack in London. [ more ]
#labour-party
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Public row between Wes Streeting and Diane Abbott over the use of the private sector

A public disagreement within the Labour party highlights differing views on using private sector in healthcare. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Keir Starmer attacks Tories for behaving like Donald Trump

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticizes Conservatives for behaving like Donald Trump
Labour vows to focus on practical policies and address issues like NHS and crime [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Public row between Wes Streeting and Diane Abbott over the use of the private sector

A public disagreement within the Labour party highlights differing views on using private sector in healthcare. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Keir Starmer attacks Tories for behaving like Donald Trump

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticizes Conservatives for behaving like Donald Trump
Labour vows to focus on practical policies and address issues like NHS and crime [ more ]
morelabour-party
#healthcare
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Naga Munchetty clashes with health secretary over NHS waiting times

Naga Munchetty and Victoria Atkins clashed over NHS waiting times on BBC Breakfast.
Victoria Atkins struggled to name specific hospitals meeting NHS waiting time targets during the interview. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Doctor says she worked 12 to 14 hour days with no time for toilet breaks

Doctors face intense work pressures working long hours without breaks.
NHS staff deal with a heavy workload beyond patient care. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Pledge for patients to share views over GP surgery change of ownership'

US-owned healthcare firm AT Medics Ltd, which runs NHS GP surgeries in London, has declared a change in its ownership or management.
The NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board (ICB) confirmed it has received a proposal to change the control at the company. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Labour vows to tackle 'NHS waste' if it wins next election

Labour vows to tackle NHS waste if it wins the next election
Savings could be made by improving communication with patients and cutting management consultants
Labour insists performance can be improved through tackling ill health sooner, more locally-delivered services, and better use of new technologies. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Grinch delivers Christmas card to Health Secretary on behalf of striking NHS staff

The Grinch delivered a signed Christmas card to the UK's Health Secretary to highlight the issues NHS staff are facing.
Junior doctors in England will be going on a strike from 20 to 23 December and from 3 to 9 January. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Labour says raising junior doctors' pay would be a journey, not an event'

A Labour government would treat increasing pay for junior doctors as a journey, not an event
Labour's focus is on reducing NHS waiting lists and improving waiting times [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Naga Munchetty clashes with health secretary over NHS waiting times

Naga Munchetty and Victoria Atkins clashed over NHS waiting times on BBC Breakfast.
Victoria Atkins struggled to name specific hospitals meeting NHS waiting time targets during the interview. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Doctor says she worked 12 to 14 hour days with no time for toilet breaks

Doctors face intense work pressures working long hours without breaks.
NHS staff deal with a heavy workload beyond patient care. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Pledge for patients to share views over GP surgery change of ownership'

US-owned healthcare firm AT Medics Ltd, which runs NHS GP surgeries in London, has declared a change in its ownership or management.
The NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board (ICB) confirmed it has received a proposal to change the control at the company. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Labour vows to tackle 'NHS waste' if it wins next election

Labour vows to tackle NHS waste if it wins the next election
Savings could be made by improving communication with patients and cutting management consultants
Labour insists performance can be improved through tackling ill health sooner, more locally-delivered services, and better use of new technologies. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Grinch delivers Christmas card to Health Secretary on behalf of striking NHS staff

The Grinch delivered a signed Christmas card to the UK's Health Secretary to highlight the issues NHS staff are facing.
Junior doctors in England will be going on a strike from 20 to 23 December and from 3 to 9 January. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Labour says raising junior doctors' pay would be a journey, not an event'

A Labour government would treat increasing pay for junior doctors as a journey, not an event
Labour's focus is on reducing NHS waiting lists and improving waiting times [ more ]
morehealthcare
www.romfordrecorder.co.uk
2 months ago
London

New GP practice opens to serve 4,000-home development

New GP practice, Beam Park Medical Practice, opened at Beam Park Health Centre in Halewood Way on April 2.
Beam Park Health Centre to have 22 consulting rooms, three interview rooms, one enhanced treatment room, and an open plan office with 25 desk spaces. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

NHS overwhelmed' with ADHD and autism referrals

The NHS is facing a fivefold increase in demand for ADHD and autism assessments since before the pandemic.
There are significant delays in specialist assessments and medication access for ADHD and autism, posing risks to patients. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Nigel Farage rants after NHS doctor advises people not to eat Easter eggs in one go

Dr. Kelso advised against consuming a whole Easter egg at once due to high calorie intake.
Nigel Farage criticized the doctor's advice, promoting enjoyment and freedom over restrictions. [ more ]
#mental-health
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Mental health

Mental health trust failings contributed to Norfolk man's death, coroner finds

Multiple failings by a mental health trust led to a former government adviser's death due to a lack of admission despite warnings.
Family's concerns ignored, lack of assessments, and insufficient mental health beds were highlighted as contributing factors to the tragedy. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London

London: Fears mental health calls going unattended

Mental health callouts in London are now being dealt with by the NHS instead of the police, unless there is a risk of serious harm.
The change in approach has led to a decrease in the number of arrests made under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, but concerns have been raised about where those individuals are now receiving support. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Health

Racism a cause of poor mental health' and prevents access to support

Black people in the UK are four times more likely to be sectioned than their white counterparts.
Racism and discrimination within mental health services contribute to these disparities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Public health

NHS trust where Nottingham killer was treated before stabbing spree put under review

A special review has been ordered into the NHS trust where triple killer Valdo Calocane was being treated for mental illness before the killings.
Calocane had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had been detained by mental health services multiple times, but was consistently unwilling to take medication. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Mental health

Mental health trust failings contributed to Norfolk man's death, coroner finds

Multiple failings by a mental health trust led to a former government adviser's death due to a lack of admission despite warnings.
Family's concerns ignored, lack of assessments, and insufficient mental health beds were highlighted as contributing factors to the tragedy. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London

London: Fears mental health calls going unattended

Mental health callouts in London are now being dealt with by the NHS instead of the police, unless there is a risk of serious harm.
The change in approach has led to a decrease in the number of arrests made under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, but concerns have been raised about where those individuals are now receiving support. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Health

Racism a cause of poor mental health' and prevents access to support

Black people in the UK are four times more likely to be sectioned than their white counterparts.
Racism and discrimination within mental health services contribute to these disparities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
Public health

NHS trust where Nottingham killer was treated before stabbing spree put under review

A special review has been ordered into the NHS trust where triple killer Valdo Calocane was being treated for mental illness before the killings.
Calocane had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had been detained by mental health services multiple times, but was consistently unwilling to take medication. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
moremental-health
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
EU data protection

Women In Data panel: NHS needs to get data basics right before rushing into AI | Computer Weekly

Chronic underfunding led to long waiting lists in NHS.
Investing in data and technology is crucial for NHS's future. [ more ]
#pay-dispute
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Junior doctors overwhelmingly vote for six more months of strikes in pay dispute

Junior doctors voted by 98% to continue industrial action.
Junior doctors seek a 35% pay rise, which the government deems unreasonable. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Striking junior doctors in Wales accuse Labour of driving medics out of NHS

Junior doctors in Wales have protested outside the Welsh parliament, accusing the Labour-led government of driving medics out of the NHS by not paying them properly.
600 striking doctors are angry at the government's refusal to increase its pay offer, with many threatening to leave the country if their demands are not met. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
UK news

Junior doctors overwhelmingly vote for six more months of strikes in pay dispute

Junior doctors voted by 98% to continue industrial action.
Junior doctors seek a 35% pay rise, which the government deems unreasonable. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
UK politics

Striking junior doctors in Wales accuse Labour of driving medics out of NHS

Junior doctors in Wales have protested outside the Welsh parliament, accusing the Labour-led government of driving medics out of the NHS by not paying them properly.
600 striking doctors are angry at the government's refusal to increase its pay offer, with many threatening to leave the country if their demands are not met. [ more ]
morepay-dispute
#social-care
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
UK politics

Ed Davey: We need a cross-party agreement on social care'

Liberal Democrats call for cross-party talks on social care to solve impasse after years of failure.
Proposed manifesto promise includes attending cross-party talks on social care after election to address high costs and help the NHS. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Public health

Frailty in older people rose sharply during austerity years, study reveals

Austerity cuts to the NHS, public health, and social care in England have been linked with a sharp increase in frailty.
The coalition government's austerity programme in the early 2010s is associated with steeper increases in frailty with age compared with the pre-austerity years between 2002 and 2010. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
UK politics

Ed Davey: We need a cross-party agreement on social care'

Liberal Democrats call for cross-party talks on social care to solve impasse after years of failure.
Proposed manifesto promise includes attending cross-party talks on social care after election to address high costs and help the NHS. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Public health

Frailty in older people rose sharply during austerity years, study reveals

Austerity cuts to the NHS, public health, and social care in England have been linked with a sharp increase in frailty.
The coalition government's austerity programme in the early 2010s is associated with steeper increases in frailty with age compared with the pre-austerity years between 2002 and 2010. [ more ]
moresocial-care
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

NHS to roll out electric ambulances in push to lower carbon footprint

Electric ambulances to be rolled out in several UK regions to combat climate change
Concerns raised about the impact of lengthy recharging times on patient waiting times [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
Public health

I have prioritised women's health - Atkins

Victoria Atkins prioritized women's health as the health secretary.
Government investing in midwives and neonatal resuscitation to address neonatal deaths and stillbirths. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Chancellor targets 36bn productivity boost with 4.2bn digital transformation plan | Computer Weekly

£3.4bn funding for NHS digital transformation
Focus on increasing productivity through technology in the public sector [ more ]
#london
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Concerns raised over treatment of eating disorders in London's NHS services

Rising referrals for eating disorders among children and adolescents in London.
Struggles in meeting demand for eating disorder services in London. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust among worst in London for A&E waiting times

37.3% of patients at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust waited more than four hours in A&E, ranking the trust in the top five for longest waiting times in London.
Whittington Health NHS Trust had the worst waiting times in London, with 41.2% of patients waiting more than four hours in A&E. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
5 months ago
London

More than 370,000 appointments in London cancelled due to NHS strikes

Over 36,000 appointments were rescheduled in London due to the recent junior doctors' strike.
Since the beginning of the industrial action in December 2022, a total of 1.33 million hospital appointments have been cancelled in England. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Concerns raised over treatment of eating disorders in London's NHS services

Rising referrals for eating disorders among children and adolescents in London.
Struggles in meeting demand for eating disorder services in London. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust among worst in London for A&E waiting times

37.3% of patients at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust waited more than four hours in A&E, ranking the trust in the top five for longest waiting times in London.
Whittington Health NHS Trust had the worst waiting times in London, with 41.2% of patients waiting more than four hours in A&E. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
5 months ago
London

More than 370,000 appointments in London cancelled due to NHS strikes

Over 36,000 appointments were rescheduled in London due to the recent junior doctors' strike.
Since the beginning of the industrial action in December 2022, a total of 1.33 million hospital appointments have been cancelled in England. [ more ]
morelondon
www.kilburntimes.co.uk
3 months ago
Medicine

'Doctors not call centres' - Anger over changes to GP appointment system

Same-day access hubs mandated by NHS North West London ICB from April 1
Patients will be triaged at hubs for less complex health issues, while long-term care by family doctors. [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
London

Leaks and extreme temperatures affecting patient care in London

Infrastructure problems affecting hospital care in London include leaks, excessive temperatures, and shocks.
Backlogs of high-risk repairs are a significant issue, with London hospitals having some of the largest backlogs. [ more ]
#diversity
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Fury at NHS hospital's sign banning samosas in library

The sign singling out Indian dishes in a library caused controversy and was swiftly removed.
Dr. Partha Kar emphasized the importance of equality and professionalism in the workplace, calling the sign unprofessional and possibly racist. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Black staff less likely to view NHS as an inclusive place to work'

Black NHS staff report being treated worse than white or Asian colleagues at work.
Greater diversity training and expansion of skills training is needed in the NHS to improve fairness and inclusivity. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Fury at NHS hospital's sign banning samosas in library

The sign singling out Indian dishes in a library caused controversy and was swiftly removed.
Dr. Partha Kar emphasized the importance of equality and professionalism in the workplace, calling the sign unprofessional and possibly racist. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Black staff less likely to view NHS as an inclusive place to work'

Black NHS staff report being treated worse than white or Asian colleagues at work.
Greater diversity training and expansion of skills training is needed in the NHS to improve fairness and inclusivity. [ more ]
morediversity
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Clapham chemical attack victim's family praises incredibly talented' doctors and nurses treating her burns

The mother who was the target of a chemical attack in Clapham is receiving treatment for her burns in the hospital.
A fundraiser has been set up to support the victim's family in rebuilding their lives, with support from Loose Women star Katie Piper. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
4 months ago
London

Warning over plan to move children's cancer services in south London

Specialist cancer treatment for children aged 15 and under may be moved from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton to St George's Hospital or the Evelina Children's Hospital.
The proposal is due to new national guidelines that require specialist cancer treatment to be provided on the same site as a Level 3 children's intensive care unit, which the Royal Marsden currently does not have. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London

Bury St Edmunds consultant's lost ring found at London hospital

An NHS consultant lost her diamond ring in the pocket of her scrubs.
The ring was found almost 100 miles away at another hospital. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Medicine

More than a third of cancer patients in England face potentially deadly delays

Over a third of cancer patients in England are facing potentially deadly delays in receiving treatment.
There has been a surge in long waits in A&E, despite the overall NHS waiting list decreasing. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
Medicine

New eczema drug trial recruits Walsall patient, NHS trust says

A trial is underway for a new drug to treat eczema
The trial is looking at the drug LEO 138559 for the treatment of moderate to severe eczema [ more ]
#public-services
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
UK politics

The Guardian view on public service queues: a grim symbol of chronic underinvestment | Editorial

The British queue is a symbol of failure in public services.
The Conservative government is failing to address the underlying problems in public services. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Education

The Ruth Perry tragedy must mark the end of Ofsted's reign of fear | Polly Toynbee

Ruth Perry's suicide marks the end of an era of pitiless exam and inspection-driven education in England.
The culture of terror-inspections by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission is under scrutiny and condemned for its impact on public services. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
UK politics

The Guardian view on public service queues: a grim symbol of chronic underinvestment | Editorial

The British queue is a symbol of failure in public services.
The Conservative government is failing to address the underlying problems in public services. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Education

The Ruth Perry tragedy must mark the end of Ofsted's reign of fear | Polly Toynbee

Ruth Perry's suicide marks the end of an era of pitiless exam and inspection-driven education in England.
The culture of terror-inspections by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission is under scrutiny and condemned for its impact on public services. [ more ]
morepublic-services
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI doctors and chatbot nurses? Labour must show the future of the NHS isn't so dystopian | Jeni Tennison

Labour hopes to use AI to rescue the NHS, but tech-utopian visions could reshape relationships with doctors and undermine NHS principles.
Both Labour and the Tory government see potential in AI to improve healthcare, but it is not a magic bullet for the NHS crisis. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
Parenting

Parents of sudden-death children 'let down by NHS'

Failing parents of children who die unexpectedly
Lack of support for bereaved families [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Medicine

Physician associates make job harder, not easier, say thousands of NHS medics

More than half of doctors surveyed believe that physician associates are increasing their workload instead of reducing it.
Physician associates are seen as a helpful addition to the NHS by some doctors, while others fear that their lack of in-depth medical knowledge could lead to mistakes. [ more ]
#flu
BBC News
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and norovirus cases hit new winter high in England

The number of people in hospital with flu and norovirus has reached a new high in England.
The number of hospitalizations for Covid has slightly decreased and rates are broadly stable. [ more ]
www.times-series.co.uk
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Get flu and Covid jabs before it's too late' warning

The NHS is urging eligible individuals to book their Covid and flu vaccinations before December 14.
There are still hundreds of thousands of available appointments that haven't been taken up by eligible individuals. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
Coronavirus

Flu and norovirus cases hit new winter high in England

The number of people in hospital with flu and norovirus has reached a new high in England.
The number of hospitalizations for Covid has slightly decreased and rates are broadly stable. [ more ]
www.times-series.co.uk
6 months ago
Coronavirus

Get flu and Covid jabs before it's too late' warning

The NHS is urging eligible individuals to book their Covid and flu vaccinations before December 14.
There are still hundreds of thousands of available appointments that haven't been taken up by eligible individuals. [ more ]
moreflu
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Medicine

Crumbling hospitals cause over 100 care disruptions a week, NHS figures show

Hospitals in England experience more than 100 disruptions to patient care every week due to building-related issues.
Over the past five years, there have been 27,545 incidents caused by infrastructure failures, leading to delays and cancellations of clinical services. [ more ]
www.romfordrecorder.co.uk
4 months ago
Medicine

Queen's Hospital trialling new A&E bowel cancer test

New test at Queen's Hospital able to detect bowel cancer quicker by checking blood levels
First time testing offered in hospital, aims to reduce waiting times for diagnosis [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
4 months ago
Medicine

'I hope new test will change lives of rare blood disease sufferers like me'

Genetic test for sickle cell disease rolled out across NHS
Test helps match blood transfusions to patients with sickle cell disease [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
Public health

Measles jab campaign targets unprotected millions

Millions of parents in England are being urged to make appointments for their children to be vaccinated against measles as cases rise across the country.
More than 3.4 million children in England are unprotected and at risk of becoming ill. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Mental health

Deaths unexplained, lives devastated: here's another national tragedy hidden in plain sight | John Harris

The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services is calling for a criminal investigation into the large number of unexpected deaths under the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The failures leading to the deaths date back at least a decade and the campaign believes it is the largest deaths crisis in the history of the NHS. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Medicine

NHS medicines shortage putting lives at risk, pharmacists warn

The number of medicines in short supply in the NHS has doubled in two years, endangering lives.
Brexit and government policies are thought to be contributing factors to the medicine shortage crisis. [ more ]
#ae
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Medicine

Record 420,000 patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E in 2023 analysis

A record 420,000 patients waited for more than 12 hours in A&E last year, a 20% increase since 2022.
One in 15 A&E patients faced a lengthy trolley wait, marking the highest number since records began in 2011. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Medicine

Record 420,000 patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E in 2023 analysis

A record 420,000 patients waited for more than 12 hours in A&E last year, a 20% increase since 2022.
One in 15 A&E patients faced a lengthy trolley wait, marking the highest number since records began in 2011. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Medicine

Record 420,000 patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E in 2023 analysis

A record 420,000 patients waited for more than 12 hours in A&E last year, a 20% increase since 2022.
One in 15 A&E patients faced a lengthy trolley wait, marking the highest number since records began in 2011. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Medicine

Record 420,000 patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E in 2023 analysis

A record 420,000 patients waited for more than 12 hours in A&E last year, a 20% increase since 2022.
One in 15 A&E patients faced a lengthy trolley wait, marking the highest number since records began in 2011. [ more ]
moreae
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Record 420,000 patients waited more than 12 hours in A&E in 2023 analysis

A record 420,000 patients waited for more than 12 hours in A&E last year, a 20% increase since 2022.
One in 15 A&E patients faced a lengthy trolley wait, marking the highest number since records began in 2011. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Mental health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Public health

Thousands of mental health patients readmitted within a month in England

Thousands of patients are being readmitted to mental health units in England soon after being discharged.
Premature discharge can set back a patient's recovery and be disastrous for their health.
Record waiting lists and bed shortages contribute to the problem of readmissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Medicine

Number of patients facing 18-month wait for NHS care rises in England

Long waits for care in the NHS continue to be a major issue, with millions of patients waiting for treatment and hundreds of thousands waiting for over a year.
The number of patients waiting more than 18 months for routine treatment has increased, and patients needing urgent care are being seen less quickly. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Raising pay for junior doctors would be journey, not an event' for Labour, says Wes Streeting UK politics live

David Cameron's appearance at the Commons foreign affairs committee has been postponed due to his attendance at the funeral of the emir of Kuwait.
Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, spoke about Labour's commitment to reducing NHS waiting times and fair pay for doctors. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Wes Streeting says NHS uses winter crisis as excuse to ask for more money

Shadow health secretary accuses NHS of using crises as an excuse for more money
Calls for NHS to find better value for money and improve patient outcomes [ more ]
Mail Online
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI could provide the 'ultimate second opinion' at analysing X-rays

AI software can scan X-rays with 94% accuracy, as claimed by a joint study by Warwick University and King's College London.
The AI software can help with NHS staff shortages by flagging urgent conditions and freeing up time for doctors to focus on critical patients. [ more ]
#NHS
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Watch: Boris Johnson faces grilling on second day of giving evidence to Covid inquiry

Boris Johnson faces a second day of grilling at the Covid inquiry
Protesters interrupt Johnson's apology during his testimony [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Public health

She sacrificed care home residents': health chief Jenny Harries under fire after UK Covid inquiry revelations

The head of Britain's health security agency is facing backlash for suggesting that discharging COVID-infected hospital patients to care homes would be clinically appropriate.
Care home providers and families of those who died after contracting COVID in care homes feel validated by the revelations. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Maternity unit could close in North London NHS shakeup

The number of neonatal and maternity hospitals in north central London may be reduced from five to four.
The preferred option is to offer a home birth service, a unit for premature and very ill babies, a consultant-led labor ward, and a midwife-led birth unit at four hospitals. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Health

World AIDS Day: 'Sex should be pleasurable,' says NHS HIV specialist

The importance of finding pleasure in sex while staying safe and protected is emphasized by an NHS doctor in HIV medicine.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that reduces the chances of contracting HIV and is available for free through NHS sexual health services. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Medicine

Adults with rare blood disorder to be offered stem cell transplants

Adults with thalassaemia can now benefit from stem cell transplants to cure their condition, previously only available to children.
New guidelines recommend making stem cell transplants available to eligible adult patients, with over 600 people set to benefit.
Expanding the availability of stem cell transplants to adults with thalassaemia is a significant step forward in improving their quality of life. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Public health

Palantir Wins Major U.K. Health Contract Despite Criticism

Palantir, founded by Peter Thiel, has won a $415 million contract to overhaul the technology system of Britain's state-run health service.
The contract is for the N.H.S. in England and does not cover Scotland or Wales.
Palantir faced backlash over privacy concerns, links to Thiel, and aggressive lobbying tactics to win the contract. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Watch: Boris Johnson faces grilling on second day of giving evidence to Covid inquiry

Boris Johnson faces a second day of grilling at the Covid inquiry
Protesters interrupt Johnson's apology during his testimony [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Public health

She sacrificed care home residents': health chief Jenny Harries under fire after UK Covid inquiry revelations

The head of Britain's health security agency is facing backlash for suggesting that discharging COVID-infected hospital patients to care homes would be clinically appropriate.
Care home providers and families of those who died after contracting COVID in care homes feel validated by the revelations. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Maternity unit could close in North London NHS shakeup

The number of neonatal and maternity hospitals in north central London may be reduced from five to four.
The preferred option is to offer a home birth service, a unit for premature and very ill babies, a consultant-led labor ward, and a midwife-led birth unit at four hospitals. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Health

World AIDS Day: 'Sex should be pleasurable,' says NHS HIV specialist

The importance of finding pleasure in sex while staying safe and protected is emphasized by an NHS doctor in HIV medicine.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that reduces the chances of contracting HIV and is available for free through NHS sexual health services. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Medicine

Adults with rare blood disorder to be offered stem cell transplants

Adults with thalassaemia can now benefit from stem cell transplants to cure their condition, previously only available to children.
New guidelines recommend making stem cell transplants available to eligible adult patients, with over 600 people set to benefit.
Expanding the availability of stem cell transplants to adults with thalassaemia is a significant step forward in improving their quality of life. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Public health

Palantir Wins Major U.K. Health Contract Despite Criticism

Palantir, founded by Peter Thiel, has won a $415 million contract to overhaul the technology system of Britain's state-run health service.
The contract is for the N.H.S. in England and does not cover Scotland or Wales.
Palantir faced backlash over privacy concerns, links to Thiel, and aggressive lobbying tactics to win the contract. [ more ]
moreNHS
www.standard.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Give NHS ambulances longer to become Ulez-compliant, Sadiq Khan urged

Ambulance trusts in London are set to spend almost £65 million to replace non-compliant vehicles in their fleets in preparation for the end of the Ulez exemption in 2025.
Conservative London Assembly member Keith Prince argues that placing this burden on the health service during a time of high inflation is not sensible.
The mayor's office maintains that the Ulez will save the NHS money in the long term due to the expected reduction in pollution-related illness. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Give NHS ambulances longer to become Ulez-compliant, Sadiq Khan urged

Ambulance trusts in London are set to spend almost £65 million to replace non-compliant vehicles in their fleets in preparation for the end of the Ulez exemption in 2025.
Conservative London Assembly member Keith Prince argues that placing this burden on the health service during a time of high inflation is not sensible.
The mayor's office maintains that the Ulez will save the NHS money in the long term due to the expected reduction in pollution-related illness. [ more ]
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