Health

NHS Well being Test: The 10 ‘longest’ hospital delays uncovered

Picture copyright kupicoo Some sufferers in England face delays of months – and in a single case over a 12 months – to go away hospital, the BBC has learnt. Hospital data counsel practically three-quarters of NHS trusts had seen sufferers stranded for greater than 100 days up to now three years. These caught up in the issue stated the expertise had left them feeling down, remoted and frightened. However

NHS Well being Test: A&E waits for January ‘worst ever’

Picture copyright iStock File numbers of sufferers spent greater than 4 hours in accident and emergency items in England in January, figures leaked to the BBC recommend. Throughout a tough winter for the NHS, January seems to be the worst performing month up to now 13 years. The figures additionally recommend file numbers of individuals waited longer than 12 hours for a hospital mattress as soon as seen in A&E.

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

Picture copyright College of Nottingham Picture caption Professor Sir Peter Mansfield pioneered MRI expertise A Nobel laureate who failed his faculty exams earlier than happening to pioneer physique scanning expertise has died aged 83. Sir Peter Mansfield led a workforce within the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the vital necessary breakthroughs in trendy drugs. The son of a fuel fitter, he left faculty on the age of

Jack Adcock loss of life: Hospital employs specialist sepsis workforce

Picture copyright Adcock household Picture caption Jack Adcock died in February 2011 after employees failed to understand the seriousness of his situation A specialist workforce devoted to tackling sepsis has been deployed at a hospital the place a six-year-old boy died from the situation. Jack Adcock suffered a deadly cardiac arrest attributable to sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary when employees did not appropriately diagnose him. The situation, a severe complication

NHS Well being Verify: ‘Most workers have been attacked’, physician says

Picture caption Dr Brittain-George stated most workers had been attacked or felt unsafe The physique set as much as advise hospitals on workers security is to finish that work on the finish of March, the BBC has found. That is regardless of figures exhibiting nearly 200 assaults on medical doctors, nurses and different NHS workers in England every single day. One A&E physician stated “most NHS workers” might say that

Most cancers medication could also be delayed after Brexit, say specialists

Picture copyright Thinkstock Sufferers within the UK may face delays getting new medication if Britain withdraws from the EU’s medicines regulator, ministers have been warned. Former UK regulator Sir Alasdair Breckenridge stated new most cancers medication might be amongst these affected. Well being Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated he didn’t anticipate the UK to stay throughout the European Medicines Company (EMA). The Division for Well being stated Brexit supplied new alternatives

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Image copyright Thinkstock Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. At the organisation’s annual dinner for dentists, he will say workplace temptation stops people losing weight. And staff should be

Testicle removal surgeon struck off

Image copyright Google Image caption Dr Marwan Farouk disposed of the testicle in a medical waste bin at BMI Chiltern Hospital A surgeon who tried to cover up the fact he had cut off a man’s testicle in error has been struck off. The organ was removed at the private BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire in April 2014. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) heard Dr Marwan Farouk, who had