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The number of people facing “long waits” for hospital treatment in England has more than doubled in the past four years, figures show. Patients needing routine care such as knee and hip replacements are meant to be treated in 18 weeks under NHS rules. But the numbers waiting longer than that now top 350,000 – […]
Posted: February 5th, 2017 under Accident & Emergencies, Care Professionals, Cosmetic Surgery, Doctors, Exercise, GPs, Health, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, Healthcare, NHS, Nurses, Patients, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized, Waiting Times.
Delays in discharging people from hospital are rising more rapidly in mental health trusts than other parts of the NHS in England, a study shows. NHS England data found a 56% rise in the number of bed days lost to delayed discharge in psychiatric trusts in October 2016 compared to November 2015. There was a […]
Senior doctors say they are concerned about the number of cancer patients having their operations cancelled amid “tremendous pressure” facing the NHS in England this winter. Ian Eardley, from the Royal College of Surgeons, said a shortage of beds was one of the causes. Such surgery is usually protected under treatment time guidelines, he added. […]
Posted: January 15th, 2017 under Cancer, Care Professionals, Doctors, GPs, Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Healthcare, NHS, Nurses, Patients, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air […]
The government wants surgeries to open between 08:00 and 20:00, seven days a week, unless they can prove the demand is not there. Some GPs in England have been warned they could lose extra funding if they fail to meet their commitments to keeping surgeries open for longer. It said many patients were going to […]
Posted: January 14th, 2017 under Accident & Emergencies, Care Professionals, Doctors, GPs, Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS, Nurses, Patients, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Hospitals in England collected more than £120 million in car parking fees in the last year. NHS hospitals appear to be making more money than ever from parking fees. A report from the Press Association says hospitals in England collected more than £120m last year – up by 5%. Many trusts defended the charges, saying […]
The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a “humanitarian crisis” in its hospitals in England. One of NHS England’s specialist directors said he thought the service was not “at that point” of crisis, but admitted demand was higher than ever. The Red Cross helps some hospitals with patient transport and […]
Posted: January 7th, 2017 under Accident & Emergencies, Care Professionals, Doctors, GPs, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, Health Websites, Healthcare, NHS, Nurses, Patients, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized, Wellbeing.
Surgeons have described a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as “truly transformative”. The approach, tested across Europe, uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria to eliminate tumours, but without causing severe side effects. Trials on 413 men – published in The Lancet Oncology – showed nearly half of them had […]
Ambulance services are struggling to reach seriously ill and injured patients quickly enough after rising demand has left the system over-stretched. Ambulance services are struggling to reach seriously ill and injured patients quickly enough after rising demand has left the system over-stretched. Patients with life-threatening conditions – like cardiac arrests – are meant to be […]
About 9,000 stroke patients a year are missing out on a treatment that can prevent disability following a stroke, say UK experts. In the UK, nearly 90,000 people each year are admitted to hospital following a stroke. Clot retrieval can restore blood flow to the brain, preventing some lasting damage, but currently only 600 patients […]