Radiation Therapy

NHS opt-in transplant policy at risk due to cuts and staff stress

Report shows transplant service short of necessary skilled staff and equipment<p>Plans to save hundreds of lives by making everyone in England a potential organ donor could fail because hospitals are so short of transplant surgeons and specialist nurses, the NHS’s own analysis of the policy has …

Race & Ethnicity

The Guardian view on home-schooling in England: a register is needed | Editorial

The killing of 18-year-old Jordan Burling was needless and preventable, a judge told his mother and grandmother on sentencing them for his manslaughter last week. Burling died from bronchopneumonia following a heart attack in 2016, but the underlying cause was malnutrition and neglect so extreme …

Opinion (UK)

Midwives make a comeback in NC: 'It's time to do what's right for women'

Amelia Kiechle's first baby, a boy, was delivered 15 months ago at Rex Hospital by a doctor on rotation whom she had not seen before that day. …

Cancer

Humanists campaign for more non-religious NHS ‘chaplains’

Bid to combat what is seen as discrimination against non-believers while in the care of the health service<p>For people of faith, when they face serious ill-health or an operation, being able to seek solace in their beliefs is vital. Even more so when they reach the end of life.<p>Now humanists are …

Cancer

Hundreds of mentally ill children are still treated on adult psychiatric wards despite ban

Hundreds of mentally ill children are still on adult psychiatric wards despite a government pledge to ban the practice eight years ago.<p>New NHS …

Mental Health

‘With fewer staff, pressure on teachers rises’, former Yorkshire headteacher warns

Critical underfunding in the region’s schools is cutting to the bone, headteachers have warned, with tough decisions having to be made over staffing …

Leeds

Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital next week

Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol …

Asia

End of NHS strike is hailed but questions remain over details

The sudden deal brokered by Wigan Council to end the borough’s NHS dispute has been welcomed but questions over details still remain.<p>The town hall …

Great Britain

GPs may demand ‘significant’ fees for providing abortions

Ministers have been warned that GPs may use Government promises to introduce abortion services by next year as a negotiating ploy to seek …

Cancer

Staff shortages at Dublin Fire Brigade trigger reduced services

Fire tender taken out of line as no crew on hand and firefighters unavailable for overtime<p>11 minutes ago Updated: 7 minutes ago<p>Dublin Fire Brigade …

Cancer

Safdarjung to be first government hospital to run a 12-hour OPD

In a step towards offering health care to all 24x7, the city’s Safdarjung hospital will run its out-patient department (OPD) for 12 hours a day under …

Cancer

NHS operation waiting lists reach 10-year high at 4.3m patients

NHS ability to meet targets will define Matt Hancock’s time as health secretary, say unions<p>The number of patients waiting for an operation on the NHS has reached 4.3 million, the highest total for 10 years, official figures show.<p>Growing numbers are having to wait more than the supposed maximum of …

Cancer

Where you live could make you 21 TIMES more likely to wait too long for NHS treatment

Where you LIVE could make you 21 TIMES more likely to have to wait more than four-and-a-half months for NHS treatment – so how does your hospital …

Cancer

'Young and terrified': the Queensland women forced to go interstate for abortions

Because of the stigma attached to abortion, but also because of the legal situation, it means there’s a lot of secrecy Daile Kelleher<p>More than 60 women from far north Queensland have been forced to go interstate to have abortions, often to Sydney, in the first six months of 2018.<p>Other women from …

World News

WATCH: NHS 70th birthday Band-Aid style hit is just what the Yorkshire doctor ordered

A YORKSHIRE doctor behind the Band-Aid style NHS 70th birthday charity hit today told how they got its star-studded line-up - just like the song's …

Leeds

New cancer therapy unit in EL

Collaboration between private and public healthcare may have been inconceivable a few years ago. But on Tuesday, professionals in the field of …

Cancer

Queen Mary tops survey of best Bay Area hospitals

Queen Mary Hospital has been bestowed with the honor of being ranked as the best hospital in the Greater Bay Area.<p>Asclepious Healthcare consultant …

Hong Kong

Capita wins £109m primary testing contract

Capita has been awarded a six-year, £109 million contract to manage primary school tests in England.<p>Union leaders said the decision to give the …

Education (UK)

Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years

Clontarf Hospital lost 41 staff between 2016 and 2017.

Cancer

Nurses' strike leads to purple picket line in Northland

It was like a big street party thrown by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation — about 500 people making a huge racket, enjoying music, drumming, …

Cancer

Launch of second report into Tawel Fan by investigator who branded treatment 'institutional abuse' - live updates

A second report into the Tawel Fan dementia ward by the investigator who described the treatment of patients there as 'institutional abuse' is being …

Mental Health

Nurses at Vermont's largest medical center go on strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.<p>Hundreds of nurses, many wearing red shirts, …

Business

Kick pushchair-chasing companies like Emma’s Diary out of our hospitals | Rebecca Schiller

If something feels this wrong to so many, that is often because it is wrong<p>Private companies that exploit pregnant women courtesy of NHS staff and services have long made me sick. Companies with commercial agendas dressed up as philanthropy – such as Emma’s Diary and Bounty – are promoted to …

Opinion (UK)

BOP hospital staff praised for strike response - The Bay's News First

<b>The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is praising hospital staff for their response to the 24-hour NZNO strike which ended this morning.</b><p><b>Chief</b> …

Cancer

Nurses' strike over staffing levels, pay and priorities

<b>OPINION:</b> New Zealanders will have been struck by the grave sense of responsibility that nurses expressed as they went on strike yesterday, in their …

New Zealand

Nurses set to return to work as national strike ends

Nurses are poised to return to work this morning as a 24-hour strike over staffing shortages and pay comes to an end.<p>Up to 30,000 nurses walked of …

Cancer

Professor Robert Winston: Couple being misled over chances of IVF success

On the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking treatment, one of the UK’s leading fertility experts tells Liz Connor why now is the time for change in …

Pregnancy

More than 400 overseas trainee GPs could be thrown out of England

More than 400 overseas trainee GPs could be thrown out of England when they qualify because the NHS is 'unlikely' to extend their visas<p><b>Training GPs</b> …

Cancer

Guardian Public Service Awards 2018 – the judges

This year as always, our panel of judges bring a hugely impressive range of expertise to the Guardian Public Service Awards. They include Guardian staff and public service experts with in-depth knowledge of local and central government and private and not-for-profit organisations.<p><b>Polly Toynbee,</b> …

Civil Service

Jeremy Hunt pens letter to Weston General Hospital in one of his last acts as Health Secretary

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised staff at Weston General Hospital following improvements to the accident and emergency department.<p>The …

Cancer