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Worcestershire hospitals brings in crisis doctor

Worcestershire hospital brings in crisis doctor

Pressure at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has led to a doctor who is usually drafted in to tackle major disasters being brought in... Health bosses have...
The NHS has a 'substantial financial problem'

The NHS has a ‘substantial financial problem’

The former Chief Executive of NHS England Sir David Nicholson has revealed the NHS is accruing large deficits, which are largely being ignored by...
GP retirement crisis looming

GP retirement crisis looming

A third of GPs are expected to retire in the next five years, which will leave the service facing a significant crisis... A survey conducted...
Patients may have to submit passports at hospitals

Patients to submit passports at hospitals

Under new rules introduced by the Department of Health patients may have to submit passports or immigration documents to access treatment... Patients may have to...
Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Danilo Lo Fo Wong, Programme Manager on Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) tells Editor Laura Evans that antibiotic resistance is a...
Horizon 2020 will address major societal challenges

Horizon 2020 addresses societal challenges

Sarah Collen-Godman, Senior Policy Manager – NHS European Office at the NHS Confederation discusses how the Horizon 2020 programme will help to address major societal...
Teenagers experimenting with e-cigarettes

Teenagers experimenting with e-cigarettes

New research has revealed that many teenagers are using e-cigarettes, despite having never smoked before... Research published in BMC Public Health has revealed that one...
Parents fail to notice child obesity

Parents fail to notice child obesity

Researchers have warned that parents are failing to spot obesity in their children, leading to significant health consequences... A study involving 2,976 UK families revealed...
Council launches quit smoking campaign

Council launches quit smoking campaign

Cumbria County Council has launched a new campaign aimed at stopping young pregnant women from smoking... Support will be available for young mums-to-be between 16-...
Mental health budgets have reduced by 8 per cent

Mental health budgets have reduced by 8 per cent

During the course of this parliament, mental health budgets have fallen by more than eight per cent in real terms... Figures have revealed that a...
The importance of effective wound care

The importance of effective wound care

Alexandra Bishop, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist at Plymouth Wound Care discusses how effective wound care can make all the difference to a patient, and the...
Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Skin cancer: deadly but preventable

Jon Pleat MA DPhil FRCS(Plast), Plastic Surgeon and Scientific Advisor at SCaRF details the risks of skin cancer and how it can be prevented… Skin cancer...
Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

A new scheme aimed at enticing top graduates into social work has been launched in a bid to improve mental health services... The £1.6m programme...
Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Vern Putz Anderson from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details the risk...
Cancer services must adapt

Cancer services must adapt

The Public Accounts Committee said the NHS is struggling to meet demand for cancer services, and the drive to improve care has “lost momentum”... In...
Putting skin cancer in the shade

Putting skin cancer in the shade

Sarah Williams, Senior Health Information Officer at Cancer Research UK sheds light on the increased number of skin cancer diagnoses and the importance of...
MPs vote in favour of plain cigarette packaging

MPs vote in favour of plain cigarette packaging

MPs have voted in favour of introducing standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK... The issue of plain packaging on cigarettes may have divided opinion...
Lack of information facing Welsh patients

Lack of information facing Welsh patients

The Welsh Affairs Committee has warned that patients in Wales living near the English border face a “worrying lack of information” about the impact...
Children's social care is 'inadequate'

Children’s social care is ‘inadequate’

Ofsted has reported children's social care services are inadequate in three-quarters of the local authorities inspected across England... Across England a total of three-quarters of the local authorities...
Long term health complications for young diabetics

Long term complications for young diabetics

 A new report has warned that a significant number of children with type 1 diabetes are at risk of long term health complications... The future...

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