Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
Today’s report on the care of people with learning disabilities in England is full of horrible words and phrases like “stakeholder”, “mandatory commissioning frameworks”, and “provider and workforce development”. Aaaaggghhh – just saw another one: ”system boundaries”.
Which is a pity because the report makes some very good points about why it has taken so long to do anything about care of people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
It’s not just that it is now nearly four years since the Winterbourne scandal and the horrible abuse of people with learning disabilities which was secretly filmed.
NHS staff take to the picket lines for the second time in two months, with more unions joining in. The government says the recommended 1 per cent rise will mean job losses.
It’s a drug that cures hepatitis C in 90 per cent of cases – but a 12-week course costs £35,000. And now NHS England is worried that it’s too expensive.
A new Health Select Committee report is damning about children’s mental health services – and it comes after repeated warnings from professionals.
Figures show that diabetes triples the risk of a person developing TB, and experts fear that with diabetes rates soaring, recent progress in tackling TB could go into reverse.
Without a doubt, all this research is important. More than 400,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes – 29,000 of them are children.
A new report by Chief Executive Simon Stevens lays out a way forward for the NHS – but will it assuage concern over the private sector’s role in the health service?
Doctors have said that a power tool called a morcellator, used to remove fibroids in the womb, may actually be putting women’s lives at risk by increasing the risk of a rare cancer.
The NHS is facing its worst financial crisis in a decade and any extra demands would require finding savings from elsewhere. Many managers are saying those “elsewheres” do not
It was the first live birth from a womb transplant – baby Vincent had been born from a womb donated by a 61-year-old friend of the new mother. But when will such transplants come to