Posts tagged “NHS”

Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

January 16th, 2018
Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

A 31-year old woman who very nearly lost her life while waiting for a donor liver has urged the rest of the UK to adopt the Welsh donor system. Ellie Lacey, from Cardiff, underwent emergency surgery last year after being diagnosed with acute and unexplained liver failure. Ellie was lucky to survive and she is […]

NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

January 9th, 2018
NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

The NHS has revealed plans to open a proton beam cancer treatment centre in the UK. The new facility, which will be located at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, will provide patients with access to proton beam therapy on the NHS. The centre will be the first of its kind in the country. Proton beam therapy is […]

1 in 10 psychiatrist roles are vacant, new report reveals

November 7th, 2017
1 in 10 psychiatrist roles are vacant, new report reveals

The number of vacancies for NHS psychiatrists has risen significantly, a new report confirms. Research conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists suggests that 10 percent of positions in England are currently vacant. According to the latest figures, the number of vacancies has doubled in the space of four years. Although there are more unfilled […]

Victims of Disgraced Surgeon Ian Paterson to Receive £37m Total Compensation

September 14th, 2017
Victims of Disgraced Surgeon Ian Paterson to Receive £37m Total Compensation

The roughly 750 victims of imprisoned rogue surgeon Ian Paterson are to receive compensation from a £37 million fund, £27.2 million of which to come from former employer Spire Healthcare and the remainder to come from the Heart of England NHS Trust and Paterson’s insurers. The disgraced former surgeon, who would wildly exaggerate symptoms to […]

Charity claims IVF treatment in England is being cut back

August 8th, 2017

A fertility charity has claimed that IVF treatment is being cut back in some areas of England. Fertility Network UK believes that some couples in England are not being offered IVF in line with NICE guidelines, which recommend up to 3 cycles of IVF for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally. The charity, […]

Health Secretary reveals plans for 21,000 extra mental health workers

August 1st, 2017

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to recruit an extra 21,000 mental health workers in a bid to bring mental health care in line with treatment provided for physiological health conditions. Speaking about the new plans, Mr Hunt said that it was time to address the “historic imbalance” between services aimed at mental […]

NHS approves kidney cancer drug for use in England and Wales

July 11th, 2017

A drug, which is used to treat kidney cancer, will be available in England and Wales, the NHS has confirmed. Cabozantinib, which is already approved in Scotland, has been proven to prolong the life of kidney cancer patients. The drug, which works by ‘switching off’ tumours could enable many patients to live a longer life […]

New figures show significant fall in the number of new nurses and midwives

July 4th, 2017

New figures have shown that more midwives and nurses are leaving the profession than joining it for the first time in almost a decade. According to statistics, the number of registered nurses and midwives fell by 1,783 in the 12-month period leading up to March 2017. This is the first time there has been a reduction […]

NHS crippled by widespread cyber attacks

May 16th, 2017

Hundreds of patients have had procedures cancelled and there have been major disruptions across the country as a result of vicious cyber-attacks. Hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK are trying to recover after attacks, which hit companies and organisations across the world, left computer systems paralysed on Friday (12th May). Computers were on lock […]

Patient still waiting to leave hospital 4 years after being declared fit for discharge

April 25th, 2017

A patient who has been fit to leave hospital is still awaiting discharge as a result of a lack of suitable care arrangements outside of a hospital setting, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, was declared fit for discharge four years ago, but it is still occupying a hospital bed […]

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