NHS doctor must leave the UK to look after daughter in Egypt

Posted by - January 30, 2018

Mother came as part of NHS recruitment drive but Home Office says daughter can’t join her. The Home Office is forcing an NHS doctor to leave the country rather than give her three-year-old daughter, currently living with her dangerously ill grandparents in Egypt, permission to come to the UK. Amany Abdelmeguid came to the UK

Stephen Hawking to take Hunt to court over NHS

Posted by - January 30, 2018

A group of campaigners, including Prof Stephen Hawking, has been given permission to challenge a government health policy in the High Court. They will pursue a judicial review against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England over plans to create accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services

Transgender people face two-year wait for NHS appointment

Posted by - January 30, 2018

Transgender people are waiting up to two and a half years for initial consultations at NHS gender identity clinics. This is despite an NHS England pledge in 2016 to bring waiting times to below 18 weeks by 2018. The average wait from receiving a GP referral to getting a first appointment is 18 months. NHS England

Family of Howard Lew Lewis claims Blackadder star was killed by NHS drug overdose

Posted by - January 29, 2018

The 76-year-old was being treated for dementia in an Edinburgh hospital when he died…. The family of British actor Howard Lew Lewis has claimed the Blackadder star was killed by a drug overdose administrated by the NHS. The 76-year-old, also known as “Lewy”, died on 20 January in a community hospital in Edinburgh where he was being treated

More Nurses Are Leaving The NHS Than Joining, Report Reveals

Posted by - January 26, 2018

More nurses are now leaving the NHS than joining, a new report by MPs has revealed. Members of the Commons’ health select committee say the government has paid too little attention to keeping frontline staff, meaning those who are left face ever-increasing workloads and pressures. The report, which will be published in full on Friday,

Law to tackle hospital and GP nuisances considered

Posted by - January 26, 2018

Powers to protect NHS staff from people being disruptive in GP surgeries and hospitals could be introduced in Wales. The Welsh Government is considering making it a crime for people to cause a nuisance or disturbance in GP surgeries and hospitals. Staff said there were no legal powers covering this, whereas England has had a

Theresa May is ‘misusing statistics’ to play down NHS crisis, says Welsh First Minister

Posted by - January 26, 2018

Theresa May has again been accused of using deliberately misleading statistics to play down the severity of the winter crisisin the NHS. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has written to the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about the Prime Minister’s “selective misuse” of data following her attempt to deflect criticism of the health service’s performance onto the Welsh NHS at Prime

Texting driver’s ‘laughing emoji’ excuse mocked by police

Posted by - January 24, 2018

A driver who was stopped for texting behind the wheel claimed he was only sending “a laughing emoji” to his girlfriend – prompting police to respond with emojis of their own. The man was caught by officers in St Helens, Merseyside, using a phone and not wearing a seatbelt. In his defence, he said: “I