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  • Doctors’ low morale ‘puts patients at risk’

Poor morale among doctors could put patients at risk, the General Medical Council has warned. The doctors’ regulator said there was “a state of unease within the medical profession across the UK that risks affecting patients as well as doctors”.

27 October 2016

  • NHS hit squads to collect payment from health tourists

Hit squads of debt collectors are to be sent into hospitals to collect payment from health tourists after a report revealed the NHS recoups less than half the money it spends on treating overseas patients.

28 October 2016

  • South East Coast Ambulance scandal report failed to contact thousands affected

A scandal-hit ambulance trust which deliberately delayed 111 calls has been cleared of harming patients despite investigators failing to speak to those who endured excessive waits.

28 October 2016

  • Theresa May’s claim on NHS funding not true, say MPs

Theresa May’s claims that the government is putting £10bn extra into the NHS are untrue and the underfunding of the health service is so severe that it may soon trigger rationing of treatment and hospital unit closures, a group of influential MPs have warned Philip Hammond.

31 October 2016


  • Doctors’ leaders call for prescription drug helpline

Doctors’ leaders are calling for the urgent introduction of a UK-wide 24-hour helpline for prescription drug dependence. The British Medical Association (BMA) has said there should be more support for people coming off the drugs.

23 October 2016

  • Why are so many SEN pupils excluded from school? Because we are failing them

Each July, the Department for Education publishes its annual statistics on fixed-term and permanent exclusions in English schools. I always find them fascinating and depressing.

27 October 2016

  • The end of doctor knows best as medics are told to let patients make their own decision about treatment

Doctors should no longer tell patients which medical treatments they need to have and must instead set out the options and let people decide for themselves, according to guidelines published today.

27 October 2016

  • How Breast Cancer May Impact Quality Of Sleep

Many people affected by cancer have difficulty sleeping and this can have a real impact on their daily life, affecting their ability to concentrate at work and feel motivated throughout the day.

27 October 2016

  • Dentists issue ‘Halloween horror’ warning

Armfuls of confectionery are a delicious, sugary reward for dressing up as devils and witches to scare the wits out of the neighbours. But trick-or-treating will become a “Halloween horror” for children unless parents take steps to protect their teeth, warn dentists.

29 October 2016

  • Childline anxiety calls spike as children express fears over global events

The number of children seeking help for anxiety has risen sharply in the last year, a leading charity has said, with increased exposure to global affairs on social media suggested as a possible cause.

31 October 2016


  • Male Contraceptive Jab Successful In 96% Of Cases

A male contraceptive jab has proven to be 96% successful in a trial of 350 men and their partners. The injection helps block sperm production by impacting the brain’s pituitary gland.

28 October 2016


  • Face Transplant Recipient Looks Unrecognisable Two Years After Life-Changing Surgery

A woman whose face was disfigured by benign tumours looks unrecognisable after undergoing a face transplant. The woman, known only as Joanna, appeared at a recent press conference to reveal her new face two years after the life-changing surgery took place.

28 October 2016

  • Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer: Canadian nurse charged with murders of eight seniors in care homes

A nurse in Canada has been accused of murdering eight elderly people at a nursing home in killing spree said to have lasted seven years.

26 October 2016


  • Organ Donor Marries Woman Whose Life He Saved

In a storyline fit for a fairytale, a man who donated part of his liver to a dying stranger has now married the woman he saved. Chris Dempsey, 38, married Heather Krueger, 27, this month.

27 October 2016

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