Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
It is only 11 0′clock in the morning – mid week – and there are already two patients waiting on trolleys in the corridor at the Chesterfield Royal Infirmary. The bays in the emergency department are full. Like other hospitals across the country it has been a tough winter here. More patients than ever have been attending A&E.
Christmas is an isolating time for those with dementia – which is why the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to become “dementia friends”.
Serious doubts are cast over claims of a cover-up in which senior figures of the Care Quality Commission were accused of deleting a critical report surrounding the death of 16 babies at a
Liza Grant was in her late 40s when the symptoms of dementia first appeared. The illness hit her husband and two teenage sons for six.
Today’s report on the care of people with learning disabilities in England is full of horrible words and phrases like “stakeholder” – a shame, because it’s important.
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.