Northern Irish women have right to abortion on NHS, MPs will argue

Abortion should be provided on the NHS in England for Northern Irish women, cross-party MPs will argue.

Clinical negligence costs likely to double by 2023

The yearly cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is expected to double by 2023, a new study shows.

Mental Health Act overlooking human rights

The Mental Health Alliance urges the government to reform the Mental Health Act and take into account the views of those affected by mental illness.

GPs in Northern Ireland offered £2,000 cash bonus

GPs in Belfast and South and South Eastern regions with serious staffing problems are to be offered £2,000 cash bonuses to work out of hours.

Queen’s Speech implements new patient safety laws

The Queen’s Speech has unveiled new laws which could give official powers to the Health Service Safety Investigation Branch.

St Philips Medical Centre in Westminster ‘Inadequate’

Westminster’s St Philips Medical Centre has been rated as Inadequate and remains in special measures.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives in the UK

The machine that will enable the NHS’s first proton beam therapy (PBT) unit to treat cancer patients will arrive at the Christie hospital later.

Hospitals should allow animals to help patients, says RCN

The RCN is launching a nationwide protocol for animals in health care in a bid to encourage more hospitals to explore animal therapy.

Planned cuts to NHS in London leaked

The Guardian has seen secret NHS plans to impose unprecedented cuts to health spending in the capital.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

Data to be automatically collected from trusts

NHS Improvement will automatically collect daily situation reports (SitRep) from all NHS trusts from October 2017.

Minimising baby deaths and brain damage during labour

Failure to properly monitor baby heart rates during childbirth is one reason why some newborns are dying on UK maternity wards.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust rated ’Inadequate’

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as Inadequate.

Confusion over medicines needs to be prevented

Only 37 per cent of the public trust evidence from medical research compared to 65 per cent who trust experiences of friends and family.

Sleep diagnostic tests by NHS doubles

The number of tests carried out to diagnose people with sleep disorders has doubled over the past decade.

New vaccine to help prevent heart disease

Trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way in humans after successful studies in mice.


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