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Ambitious Plans in Place for a Smoke-Free UK

Wednesday 19th July 2017

The government have recently set some ambitious goals to make the U...

 

South Western Ambulance Service Consultation

Tuesday 1st September 2009

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) is seeking your opinions on its plans to become an NHS Foundation Trust, in a public consultation which runs until Sunday 6 December 2009...

 


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MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England

Wednesday 20th September 2017

By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

 

Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.

 

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

Wednesday 20th September 2017

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.

 

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

Monday 18th September 2017

Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

 

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

Friday 15th September 2017

People at the highest risk should be offered weight loss and healthy eating programmes, advice says.

 

Ian Paterson: Spire Healthcare to pay out £27m to victims

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Spire healthcare agrees to pay £27.2m into a fund to compensate victims of breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

 

NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Health officials say the novel approach could save lives by spotting the early signs of disease.

 

NHS told to brace itself for bad flu season

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Health bosses say bad winter in Australia and New Zealand should act as a warning for the UK.

 

Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

Monday 11th September 2017

The health secretary says the NHS in England must improve sepsis treatment and screening.

 

'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

Sunday 10th September 2017

Health workers tell the BBC the assessments left some patients being denied NHS care.

 

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Thursday 7th September 2017

"Upselling" is fuelling obesity by persuading people to buy larger portions, say health officials.

 

Free IVF no longer offered in county where it all began

Wednesday 6th September 2017

The decision will save £700,000 per year, local health chiefs claim.

 

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Wednesday 6th September 2017

"Upselling" is fuelling obesity by persuading people to buy larger portions, say health officials.

 

Anxiety over health 'caused by cyber-chondria'

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Searching for symptoms online is causing people to obsess about aches and pains, experts say.

 

Grenfell Tower: 'Twenty suicide attempts' since fire

Tuesday 5th September 2017

The charity Silence of Suicide says residents have little confidence in "council-led" mental health services.

 

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm tackles depression

Tuesday 5th September 2017

The video game sequel seeks to overturn taboos linked to mental health issues.

 

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

Tuesday 5th September 2017

The infection kills off cancerous cells and leaves healthy ones unharmed, animal studies show.

 

'Sharp rise' in student mental illness tests universities

Monday 4th September 2017

University mental health services face a "considerable challenge", a report says.

 

Tenth of men aged 50 'have heart age 10 years older'

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Public Health England predicts 7,400 people will die from heart disease or stroke this month alone.

 

One in three 'sick notes' for mental health, says NHS

Friday 1st September 2017

One in three 'sick notes' issued by GPs are now for mental health problems, a new NHS report shows.

 

Children with obesity need NHS help in Wales, doctor says

Tuesday 29th August 2017

More than a quarter of four to five year olds are overweight and some face health problems, a doctor says.

 

Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health total 115,000, or about 315 a day.

 

Five tips for the over-40s to get healthy

Thursday 24th August 2017

Experts say middle-aged people need to be doing more exercise.

 

Health service savings consultation launched

Thursday 24th August 2017

Health trusts unveil £70m worth of savings and asking the public for their views.

 

Health officials advise older people to walk faster

Thursday 24th August 2017

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.

 

Middle-aged told to walk faster

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Health officials warn falling activity rates as people age are putting their health at risk.

 

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Monday 21st August 2017

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

 

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Monday 21st August 2017

Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.

 

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

Sunday 20th August 2017

A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

 

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Saturday 19th August 2017

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

 

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Friday 18th August 2017

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

 

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Thursday 17th August 2017

Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

 

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Thursday 17th August 2017

Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

 

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Thursday 17th August 2017

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

 

Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

Wednesday 16th August 2017

A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.

 

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Tuesday 15th August 2017

More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.

 

Third of men with poor mental health blame jobs, says Mind

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Men are more likely than women to suffer mental health problems brought on by work, Mind says.

 

Third of men say work a factor in mental health problems

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Andrew Ormerod explains how his unsustainable workload led to mental health problems.

 

Contaminated eggs reached the UK

Monday 7th August 2017

UK health officials say the numbers in circulation are "very small" and the risk to the public is "very low".

 

Contaminated egg scandal widens UK and France

Monday 7th August 2017

UK health officials say the numbers in circulation are "very small" and the risk to the public is "very low".

 

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Monday 7th August 2017

UK health officials say the numbers in circulation are "very small" and the risk to the public is "very low".

 

Sexual health services 'at tipping point' in England

Thursday 3rd August 2017

More funding is needed to cope with rising visits to clinics, English councils warn.

 

Mental health patients stranded in units for years

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Nearly 100 patients spent more than a year awaiting discharge; seven waited more than two years.

 

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

Monday 31st July 2017

More nurses, consultants and therapists will be among thousands recruited, says the health secretary.

 

Manchester Attack: Mental health support after arena blast

Monday 31st July 2017

The Manchester Resilience Hub will help people directly affected including children and emergency responders.

 

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register

Monday 31st July 2017

Health chiefs say it would help tailor services to meet the needs of adults and children.

 

Health regulator to investigate care home rape cover-up claims

Friday 28th July 2017

The health regulator said it would hold itself to account over "openness and transparency".

 

Mental health crisis services in England 'under pressure'

Wednesday 26th July 2017

A rise in referrals without comparable extra funding is affecting vulnerable people, research finds.

 

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Thursday 20th July 2017

It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

 

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

Thursday 20th July 2017

England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.