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Government must change plans to let hospitals investigate own whistleblowing cases, MPs say

A committee of MPs has said that a whistleblowing investigation is sorely needed to prevent 12,000 avoidable hospital deaths every year, but it must […]

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Expensive genetic embryo screening before IVF does not improve chances of having a baby

A study published in the journal ‘Human Reproduction’ has shown that genetic embryo screening before IVF improve chances of having a baby. Research suggests […]

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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital faces 100 Claims of Harming Babies

The number of cases to be reviewed for alleged poor maternity care has now risen to 104. Senior midwife Donna Ockenden was appointed by […]

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100,000 back petition calling on Richard Branson to cease legal action against the NHS

Over 100,000 people have signed an online petition accusing Richard Branson’s Virgin Care brand of “dragging the NHS through the courts”. The campaign organisation […]

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Cancer Patient waited 541 days for treatment, report shows.

A new report by the Labour Party has shown that waiting times for cancer treatments have soared since 2010. The official target requires at […]

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York GP practice ruled ‘inadequate’ by health regulator

A local GP practice has been ruled ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Kimberlow Hill Surgery in Heslington, York, and Wenlock Terrace near […]

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Study suggests inducing labour one week early could reduce childbirth complications

A large trial performed in the US has prompted questions on whether routinely inducing labour ahead of the 40-week due date could reduce complications […]

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Scheme to help ‘high risk’ patients saves the NHS £7 million a year

A new scheme to treat people earlier for flu and chest infections has avoided 17,000 nights in hospital and saved the NHS £7 million […]

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Research estimates that 55 twin babies die every year because of NHS failings

A government backed study has shown that roughly 55 twin babies die every year because the NHS fails to follow official guidance on multiple […]

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Patients face delays for routine hip operations because of NHS ‘rationing’

An investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found a rise in the number of patients being blocked from accessing hip or knee […]

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Health Secretary announces half a billion-pound package for new NHS technology

The new Health Secretary, Matthew Hancock, has made a speech announcing his new ‘priorities’ for the NHS. The speech, made to staff at the […]

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Delays in Radiology ‘Putting Patients at Risk’

A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found significant delays in radiology referrals and reviews across the UK. The health watchdog reviewed […]

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Hospital Overcrowding Behind “Huge” Rise in Sepsis Deaths

New figures have shown that the number of sepsis deaths recorded in England’s hospitals has risen by more than a third in two years. […]

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Headway Releases New Acquired Brain Injury Statistics

By using 2016-17 hospital admission statistics, Headway has compiled the first dataset on all Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)-related hospital admissions in the UK. This […]

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Radical new organ donor law could save hundreds of lives a year, but NHS warns plans could fail

A new law concerning organ donation could save as many as 700 lives a year, the government has said. The change, which is to […]

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