Bed shortage crisis in England alarms NHS bosses

  • December 8th, 2017
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A recent report by NHS Providers uncovered fears that Britain could be hit by the worst flu strain in decades, with hospitals close to 99% full, far over the 85% limit previously anticipated. Chief executives from hospitals across the UK have raised concerns patients could be harmed, and understaffed wards will be unable to cope […]

Should the NHS be exempt from new immigration charge?

  • March 13th, 2017
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The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC), which comes in to effect in April, will have a damaging effect on the NHS, the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warn. The charge means the NHS must pay £1,000 each year for any worker coming in to the UK from outside the European Union. […]

Wearable health monitoring device wins £1m NHS contract

  • February 22nd, 2017
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Healthcare technology firm, snap40, has won a £1 million contract from NHS England to help the start-up company trial the wearable monitoring device in two UK hospitals. The funding has been awarded through the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI), to help the company expand and move towards the goal of getting its tech […]

Leaked figures suggest January was worst month for A&E

  • February 9th, 2017
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Leaked data shows A&E wards in England experienced the worst month of delays in January, with a record number of patients waiting for longer than the four-hour target. 13 years since the four-hour target was introduced, the leaked figures, which were compiled by regulator NHS Improvement, also suggest a record high for patients waiting more […]

BBC2’s Hospital unveils NHS at breaking point

  • January 12th, 2017
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New six-part series Hospital has left BBC2 viewers distraught following its first episode. The series documents the current issues within the NHS, and the dilemmas medical staff face each day. The first episode was at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and followed the story of two patients who both needed lifesaving surgery. Both patients need […]

Dementia breakthrough as game aims to diagnose disease

  • November 21st, 2016
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Researchers have discovered a way to test our sense of direction as part of the most extensive dementia study ever conducted. Sea Hero Quest was designed to create the world’s largest sourced data set to improve the understanding of spatial navigation. The game involves using a smartphone screen to sail a boat around desert islands […]