Tuesday, 16 July 2019

BHF appoints first Chief Technology Officer

Ursula Dolton has been appointed as the British Heart Foundation’s first Chief Technology Officer and will lead the charity’s new Technology directorate.  Ursula will sit...

Lifesaving stem cell donor found for young Chloe

A mother from Fort William is overwhelmed after receiving the news that a potentially lifesaving stem cell donor has been found for her daughter....

New partnership aims to unite for sick children

Children with life-shortening conditions will benefit from a new partnership between the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better...

Oxfam not happy with the current Ebola response

Reacting to the decision by the World Health Organisation that the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency, Oxfam Programme Manager in the...

Patients spending millions of unnecessary days in hospital

A new analysis of NHS figures by the terminal illness charity Marie Curie shows that patients in England spent 1.7 million unnecessary days in...

Britain leads the way in cutting heart deaths – but there’s still work to be done

A Wessex charity has welcomed news that Britain has cut the rate of heart deaths by almost two thirds, but warns there is more...

New hospital funding to detect deadly heart condition

More people in the West Midlands will be screened for a deadly inherited heart condition, thanks to new funding awarded by the Miles Frost...

Concern after football player continues despite being knocked unconscious

A charity has expressed deep concern after Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar was knocked unconscious in a game for his national team. Switzerland international, Schar,...

New analysis highlights ‘deeply flawed assumptions’ behind Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

New analysis of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill identifies problematic assumptions that could lead to badly implemented law. The analysis of the government's impact assessment...

Health secretary urges national debate on ethics of genomic medicine

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged a national debate on the ethics around genomic medicine, as he revealed that he has recently undergone...

Youth Charity CEO Appointed Youngest Royal Representative

A young Greater Manchester charity founder has been appointed, with the Queen’s agreement, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. Saeed Atcha, 22, from Bolton, became the...

Great Ormond Street Hospital celebrates completion of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL were delighted to welcome His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visiting from Abu Dhabi...

Raising charity lotteries jackpot to £1million is a ‘win-win’ for good causes, says MP

MP Priti Patel has called for the speedy abolition of outdated laws which restrict vital fund-raising for hundreds of charity lotteries – including an...

Dogs Trust celebrates rescue dogs and their owners ahead of one of its busiest times of the year

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has launched a series of mini-films celebrating rescue dog ownership to encourage people wanting to welcome...

Children at risk from flooding and landslides as monsoon rains continue

Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh are at risk from...
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