Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

Image copyright PA The US doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy. Dr Michio Hirano will discuss Charlie’s condition with doctors treating him and independent specialists. Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano […]

Vaginal mesh implant patients meet MPs

Vaginal mesh implant patients meet MPs

Image caption The Scottish parliament put a moratorium on implants in 2014 Women across the UK who have said they have been left physically and mentally scarred after having vaginal mesh implants are to take their campaign to ban the procedure to Westminster. Around 60 women will meet a group of MPs about the issue […]

NHS ranked ‘number one’ health system

NHS ranked ‘number one’ health system

Image copyright JohnnyGreig The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing early death and cancer survival. The research by the Commonwealth Fund, a US think tank, […]

Teeth-grinding in teens ‘a sign of being bullied’

Teeth-grinding in teens ‘a sign of being bullied’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teeth-grinding in teenagers could be sign of an underlying problem at school Teeth-grinding in teenagers could be a sign they are being bullied at school, research suggests. An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed […]

£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

A new academy to train radiologists and imaging professionals is to be created in Wales with £3.4m of Welsh Government funding. The new National Imaging Academy for Wales will be based in Pencoed, Bridgend, and is due to be up and running by mid-2018. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething will announce the plan on Friday. He […]

Lessons must be learned in tainted blood inquiry, say campaigners

Lessons must be learned in tainted blood inquiry, say campaigners

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inquiry into contaminated blood products must establish lessons that improve public safety, campaigners in Scotland have said. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products from abroad that were infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 80s. Prime Minister Theresa May ordered an inquiry into the […]

GPs accuse government of ‘long-standing underfunding’

GPs accuse government of ‘long-standing underfunding’

Image copyright Thinkstock The Royal College of GPs has accused the Scottish government of “long-standing underfunding” of GP practices. It has also criticised the “confusion” surrounding £500m of future spending commitments. The comments come in a written submission to Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee. The Scottish government said it had already committed to investing “a […]

Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as ‘life-threatening’

Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as ‘life-threatening’

Image copyright iStock Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England – and agreed by ministers – will result in about 8% of call-outs being classed as needing the quickest response. Currently […]

Charlie Gard has 10% improvement chance, says US doctor

Charlie Gard has 10% improvement chance, says US doctor

Image copyright PA Image caption Charlie has a rare genetic condition and is on life support An American doctor offering to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has told the High Court there is a 10% chance he could improve the baby’s condition. The 11-month-old has a rare genetic disorder and severe brain damage which doctors […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks

Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks

Image copyright Getty Images Two more hospitals have failed fire safety checks, ordered in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Buildings at Newcastle upon Tyne and University College London Hospitals NHS trusts have been found to have combustible cladding. They will now have to take action and continue with 24-hour fire warden patrols in […]

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