Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

Image copyright Getty Images Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access. It leaves patients relying on GPs […]

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Image copyright Getty Images Eight hospitals in seven NHS Trusts have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed. The list includes Leicester Royal Infirmary and two hospitals in Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, along with hospitals in Derby, Liverpool, Manchester and Wexham. Nine […]

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Image copyright Getty Images Every new teacher in England will be trained in how to spot early warning signs of mental illness, under a plan being unveiled by Theresa May later. Mrs May, using some of her remaining political authority before leaving office, has called for improvements in preventing problems. “Too many of us have […]

Lyme disease has ‘dominated’ my life

Lyme disease has ‘dominated’ my life

Media captionMorven-May MacCallum is still suffering nine years after starting treatment Morven-May MacCallum says her life is still “completely dominated” by Lyme disease, nine years on from starting treatment. About 200 people a year in Scotland are recorded with the disease but the true number is thought to be much higher. The disease is a […]

End-of-life care not ‘culturally competent’

End-of-life care not ‘culturally competent’

Media captionHospice support for BAME families A study has been launched to try to boost the number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services. Figures suggest black and Asian patients are 20% less likely to seek palliative help than their white counterparts. There is concern they feel excluded by the way the services […]

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

Image copyright PA Image caption Matt Hancock says he is “incredibly concerned” by the outbreak A “root and branch” review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Friday the total number of deaths related […]

Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts

Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Procedures which involving piercing the skin are an infection risk Shops offering tattoos and piercings pose an infection risk, and laws on who works in them should be tightened, say public health experts. At present, anyone in the UK can set up a parlour and offer procedures without proper […]

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Image copyright SPL Nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough, BBC research shows. Hospitals are meant to start treatment within 62 days of an urgent referral by a GP in 85% of cases. But 94 out of 131 cancer services in England failed to do that during 2018-19 – compared […]

Baby joy for couple who lost 13 babies to miscarriages

Baby joy for couple who lost 13 babies to miscarriages

Image copyright Laura Worsley Image caption Ivy Worsley is now a healthy nine-month old girl A woman who suffered 13 miscarriages gave birth to a girl after pioneering work by a fertility expert. Eleven of Laura Worsley’s pregnancies ended in the first trimester but she also lost two boys at 17 and 20 weeks. Professor […]

The worst places for cancer waits revealed

The worst places for cancer waits revealed

Image copyright SPL Nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough, BBC research shows. Hospitals are meant to start treatment within 62 days of an urgent referral by a GP in 85% of cases. But 94 out of 131 cancer services in England failed to do that during 2018-19 – compared […]

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