NHS delays responsible for glaucoma patients going blind

Patients are going blind because of long waits to see eye doctors, with  inadequate capacity within hospital eye services blamed.

Almost half of British women have ‘poor sexual health'

New research has claimed that almost half of women in Britain have poor sexual health.

General practice is running on empty, warns RCGP

The Royal College of GPs has warned that family doctors are under intense pressure and general practice is running on empty.

Alleged sexual assault on mixed NHS wards revealed

New figures show that more than 1,000 sexual assaults have been reported on mixed-sex NHS mental health wards in the last three years.

Record A&E waits in Scotland last year

Latest figures show that the number of patients waiting more than 12 hours to be treated at A&E in Scottish hospitals has hit record levels.

Boost health research to protect future patient care

The Academy of Medical Sciences claims that health research faces a crisis that could impact on patient care.

NHS DNA testing to fast track diagnosis for ill children

The NHS in England is providing a new form of DNA test capable of rapidly diagnosing rare diseases for critically ill babies and children.

Doctors warn against success of quick-fix diets

England’s most senior doctor has warned against trying quick-fix diets and high street remedies that are ‘too good to be true’.

NHS considers blood kits delivery by drone

Transport planners are bidding for the first UK trials using drones to carry blood samples and chemo kits between hospitals.

NHS App users more than double in three months

The number of patients using the NHS App has more than doubled since the ‘NHS App Ambassadors’ scheme was announced in September.

Improved migraine care to reduce hospital stays

Headache and migraine sufferers will benefit from better diagnosis, avoiding up to 16,500 emergency hospital admissions every year.

Healthcare leaders praised in new year honours

The recent New Year Honours List celebrated the incredible work taking place in the health and social care sector.

Free hospital parking for thousands of patients and staff

Thousands of NHS patients and visitors in England will be able to access free hospital car parking from April 2020.

The government will provide £40 million to transform slow login times, one of the main technology frustrations facing NHS staff.

Good rating retained by London Ambulance Service

London Ambulance Service has been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC following an inspection of its services and leadership towards the end of last year.

Queen's Speech: NHS funding settlement enshrined in law

The Queen's speech promises cross party consensus on social care and steps to expand and support the NHS workforce.

PM told that government must prioritise GP workload

Boris Johnson's General Election manifesto pledge to deliver 6,000 more full-time equivalent GPs must be realised to make the job of a GP 'doable' again.

CQC recommends St George’s to come out of special measures

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated Requires Improvement by the Care Quality Commission.

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