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 yr – 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 previously three years. These caught up in the issue stated the expertise had left them feeling down, remoted and frightened. However hospitals stated they’d

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

Picture copyright iStock Report 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 previously 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. The BMA

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 staff within the 1970s that developed Magnetic Resonance Imaging, one of the vital essential breakthroughs in fashionable drugs. The son of a fuel fitter, he left faculty on the age of

Jack Adcock demise: Hospital employs specialist sepsis workforce

Picture copyright Adcock household Picture caption Jack Adcock died in February 2011 after workers 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 workers did not accurately diagnose him. The situation, a severe complication

NHS Well being Test: ‘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 displaying nearly 200 assaults on medical doctors, nurses and different NHS workers in England daily. One A&E physician stated “most NHS workers” might say that they had

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

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

Gene therapy: Deaf to hearing a whisper

Image copyright Thinkstock Deaf mice have been able to hear a tiny whisper after being given a “landmark” gene therapy by US scientists. They say restoring near-normal hearing in the animals paves the way for similar treatments for people “in the near future”. Studies, published in Nature Biotechnology, corrected errors that led to the sound-sensing hairs in the ear becoming defective. The researchers used a synthetic virus to nip in

NHS Well being Verify: Quick GP consultations loopy, say GPs

Picture copyright Science Photograph Library The size of GP consultations within the NHS is “loopy” and dangers undermining care if extra sufferers are pushed out of hospitals, physician leaders are warning. Common session size is 10 minutes within the UK – considered the shortest within the developed world. GP leaders mentioned this was already too quick and the additional workload from the hospital closures proposed by native leaders would destabilise

Leicester couple’s ‘determined’ IVF on-line fundraising bid

Picture copyright Stacey Oswin Picture caption Leigh and Stacey Oswin mentioned they have been unable to fund non-public IVF remedy “with out inflicting excessive hardships” A pair has arrange a web-based fundraising marketing campaign in a “determined” bid to boost £5,000 for a second cycle of personal fertility remedy. Stacey and Leigh Oswin mentioned they have been “disgusted” to obtain only one NHS-funded spherical of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), as

£600m Arch bid to ‘rework’ west Wales NHS

Picture copyright Hywel Dda/Arch Picture caption The wellness village would value £225m The NHS in south west Wales can’t proceed to ship companies in the identical means because it has finished for 70 years, well being bosses have warned. They are saying “sticking plaster” options can’t deal with the “enormous strain” on companies. It comes as two well being boards and Swansea College will quickly submit bold £600m plans for