Sunday, 25 August 2019

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...

Cancer doctor shortage ‘will impact patients’, says Royal College

A shortage of cancer doctors in the NHS is likely to impact patients, according to a new report. The study, from the Royal College of Radiologists...

Action needed to stop takeaway temptation harming kids’ diets

Fast food takeaways should be prevented from setting up business near to schools in Wales, according to a major new poll by Cancer Research...

Young blogger’s search for Stem Cell Donor inspires campaign for more donors

A 12-year-old from Nottingham is calling on people across the UK to join the Anthony Nolan register and give hope to others, like her,...

Social care green paper delay is a disservice to older and disabled people

The Chancellor's Spring Statement has announced further delays to funding and reform of social care. A three-year Spending Review will now align with the Autumn Budget...

Charity-funded echo machine helps tiny tickers

Children requiring life-saving heart scans are now able to receive their care closer to home thanks to a new heart scanner funded by the Rotherham...

£2million boost will help London’s flying medics deliver their world-class care

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced it has received £250k from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital...

Celebrities share private family photos and memories of loved ones affected by dementia

Six high-profile celebrities including Vicky McClure, Rhod Gilbert and Sir Tony Robinson are supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walks in September and October to raise...

Dive into a new challenge with Swimming Down Dementia

One of the UK's leading dementia research charities is calling on people to make a splash for science by signing up for a new...

7-year-old raises funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices with special activity day

Thanks to a very special birthday girl, Lilah, families who are supported by children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, were treated to a...
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