NHS

Voice of The Sunday Mirror: Big earners should pay for the NHS

Jeremy Hunt may be Health Secretary, but it is Philip Hammond who bears the most responsibility for the dire state of the NHS.<p>As Chancellor, he …

John McDonnell

The Tories need a plan for the NHS

On Tuesday, the Cabinet will discuss the NHS and how it is coping with the winter crisis. But, as I say in the <i>Sun</i> today, the Tories need more than update on what’s going on, they need a proper plan for the NHS. It is one of the issues that could cost them the next election.<p>When David Cameron became …

Referendums

Labour claims it would tax top 5% earners to raise £5.1billion in emergency budget to SAVE the NHS

If John McDonnell was Chancellor he’d unveil an emergency Budget on Wednesday to save the NHS .<p>A desperately-needed £5.1billion would go straight …

Royal Family

U.K. Statistics Chief Responds to Boris Johnson’s EU Payments Claim

A claim that leaving the European Union would free up an extra 350 million pounds ($485 million) a week for the U.K.’s state-funded health service …

Brexit

Jeremy Hunt Blasted For 'Dim' Tweet Revealing NHS Staff Shortages

'You have no idea what's going on.'<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Jeremy Hunt has been blasted after tweeting a picture of “clever” use of staffing spreadsheets at …

Blasted

A special NHS tax would be bonkers or a total fraud

Some very clever people are rallying around the idea of a specific NHS tax partly because of what has been called a ‘winter crisis’ in hospitals. It’s an idea that has been around for yonks, but Nick Boles’s book, Square Deal, has kick-started the debate again. He argues for National Insurance to …

Health Care

Campaigners urge air gun licensing following cat shootings

THE LOCAL Health Board is embarking on a ‘once in a lifetime’ reorganisational plan which is looking at all potential options to ‘change the status …

Health Care

Minister: Utter lie to say Tories don't believe in NHS

Government minister Margot James says it is "utterly untrue" to suggest the government wants to privatise the NHS.<p>Question Time audience members tried to shout her down as she responded to an accusation that the NHS was being deliberately underfunded.<p>Ms James hit back: "I believe in the NHS and so …

Referendums

Nuclear weapons are a risky defence against cyber attacks

The world has been living with the threat of a nuclear apocalypse since the 1950s. Over the past decade, intelligence experts have increasingly …

Cybersecurity

Prince William comes to terms with baldness, buzzes hair

Snip snip.<p>Prince William finally accepted his genetic fate and buzzed his head. The 35-year-old future king debuted the new look Thursday in London …

Prince Harry

The long A&E waits that highlight the pressure the NHS is under this winter

A&E staff and ambulance crews have just experienced their busiest December on record, new figures have revealed.<p>Welsh Government data has shown the …

Health Care

Underfunded NHS needs new financial settlement, warns NAO

An NAO report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS warns that a £1.8bn fund intended to stabilise the health service and allow it to …

Health Care

Protesters stage demonstration outside Wigan Infirmary

Around 60 people turned out to a peaceful demonstration against NHS privatisation outside Wigan Infirmary at the weekend.<p>The protest, organised by …

Manchester

Partnerships in a new era of excellence

Collaboration between the supply chain and frontline clinical staff is key to creating better healthcare infrastructure in the UK.<p>The NHS is facing …

Health Care

It Takes More Than Brushing To Protect Your Child’s Teeth, According To New Study

Heads up, parents — everything you know about being proactive about your kids dental health may be a lie. Well, not <i>everything</i>, and that's a rather …

Health

Balding Prince William has finally shaved his head -- take a look back at the road to acceptance

Prince William has shaved his head, suggesting he has finally embraced baldness. Photos of the freshly shaven head emerged on social media on January …

Royal Family

HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge visits patients and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for the official opening of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, home to the new Premier Inn Clinical Building

The Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, which has 240 beds, spans two connecting wings, including the new Premier Inn Clinical Building. It will see …

Royal Family

European Nurses Shun Britain Following the Brexit Vote: Chart

Brexit is adding to the winter health crisis facing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. More nurses from other European Union countries left the …

Brexit

Health consultancy work under pressure as NHS seeks savings

The work carried out by consultancies in health and life sciences goes beyond the National Health Service but it is these firms’ involvement in the …

Health Care

Biotech groups urged to focus more on humans in drug tests

The UK biotech industry must put patients and human data at the centre of drug discovery, rather than relying on animal experiments, according to a …

Research

GPs told to test all patients with one or more blood cancer symptoms

GPs should ensure all patients presenting with one or more symptoms of blood cancer are given a blood test, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.

Cancer

Protecting Our NHS Means Protecting Our Environment

Severe weather events are becoming standard<p>Jeff J Mitchell via Getty Images<p>Every winter we witness the same stories of the National Health Service …

Climate Change

A Funeral Home Mixed Up 3 Bodies And Accidentally Cremated The Wrong One

A family in Nova Scotia is horrified after a funeral home mixed up three bodies and learning that their loved one had mistakenly been cremated. …

Nova Scotia

A&E safety risks 'unacceptable' first minster warned

<b>Emergency hospital consultants in Wales have written to the first minister claiming safety is being compromised "to an unacceptable degree".</b><p>The group said they recognised funding constraints but said both NHS Wales and the social care sector were "severely and chronically under-resourced".<p>Figures …

Health Care

UK's saving after Brexit even bigger than 350 million pounds, Johnson says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will have even more money to spend on public services than the disputed 350 million pounds a week Brexiteers promised after the country leaves the European Union, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an interview published on Tuesday.<p>The 350 million pound ($482 …

Business

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?

Mary quit as a nurse after two years after experiencing stress and depression.<p>She says she's sad she can't be a nurse in the NHS "without sacrificing my mental health".<p>Last year, 33,000 nurses in England left the NHS - over 10% of the workforce.<p>NHS bosses say they are working to improve staff …

Health

Hospital pays $55,000 in bitcoin to hackers after 'SamSam' ransomware locks systems

Hackers, believed to be based in Eastern Europe, infected systems on 11 January.<p>'SamSam' ransomware encrypted 1,400 files and demanded bitcoin be …

Security

Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackers

A suburban Indianapolis health network said it paid a $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to hospital computer systems, making it the latest …

Business

Water Cooler 16 January 2018 – Open Thread – Remember When There Were Going to be Flying Cars?

Remember when the 21st century was going to be flying cars, space colonies, robot maids all streamlined and smooth, maybe with a psychedelic jazz …

Conservative View

The Chronic Health Of The NHS: Is Now The Time For Change?

Change must come, and the time for reform is now<p>Photo: Pete, Project 365.<p>The heroics of the NHS' multi-national staff can only keep it treading water …

Health Care