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Hundreds of Bereaved Families Veto Organ Donations

January 15th, 2016

Figures have shown that around one in seven cases of bereaved families have blocked organ donations from 547 UK registered donors since 2010. In a bid to make such “overrides” more of an exception, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have said they will no longer formally seek the consent of families. Alternatively, families will be […]

NHS ‘Failed to Investigate’ Over 1,000 Deaths Since 2011

December 11th, 2015

According to a recent report, the NHS has failed to investigate more than 1,000 deaths since the year 2011. The report blames a failure in leadership at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and says the deaths of patients with learning disabilities and mental illnesses were not examined properly. It was ordered two years ago, after […]

8 Facts About Depression

October 9th, 2015
8 Facts About Depression

The NHS estimates that around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with depression to some degree at some point in their lives. Awareness of depression has increased over the last few years but there are various myths and misconceptions around, with many medical experts believing that depression is poorly understood. Here are 8 facts […]

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