Post Tagged with: “NHS”

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

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Exercise is key to tackling worldwide obesity crisis, say health experts

Exercise is key to tackling worldwide obesity crisis, say health experts

By Mellissa Dzinzi FITNESS AND nutrition experts say education about exercise and diet are the key to combating the international obesity crisis.

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Patients waiting two years for treatment as NHS “reaches breaking point”

Patients waiting two years for treatment as NHS “reaches breaking point”

By Leanne Simmons A PATIENT who has been waiting for treatment for nearly two years for a severe skin condition agrees with the British Medical Association’s claim that the NHS is at “breaking point”.

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Smoking made my teeth fall out – Swansea man issues health warning to youngsters

Smoking made my teeth fall out – Swansea man issues health warning to youngsters

  By Terrileigh Wilkinson A MAN who lost his teeth due to smoking has issued a warning to young people to kick the habit.

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Experts urge caution over Jeremy Hunt’s plans for apprentice nurses to bypass degree courses

Experts urge caution over Jeremy Hunt’s plans for apprentice nurses to bypass degree courses

By Sasha Scales THE HEALTH secretary has announced that student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having a traditional degree.

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Hospital sugary drinks ban leaves some staff in a tizz over the fizz

Hospital sugary drinks ban leaves some staff in a tizz over the fizz

By Shannon Bruce THE NHS is considering banning sugary drinks from hospital vending machines and cafes… but some health workers are not happy with the plans.

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Leeds mum welcomes Jeremy Hunt’s plans to increase number of junior doctors

Leeds mum welcomes Jeremy Hunt’s plans to increase number of junior doctors

Embed from Getty Images By Leonie Stanton A young mum from Leeds says her dreams of becoming a doctor could come true following Jeremy Hunt’s announcement to increase numbers of medical trainees. Jennifer Watson, 20, a carer from Halton, has applied to study medicine at the University of Leeds and has welcomed the health secretary’s plans, revealed on October 4. […]

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Breast cancer: lumps are not the only symptom, say campaigners

Breast cancer: lumps are not the only symptom, say campaigners

Women in Leeds are being urged to be aware of breast cancer symptoms in a campaign launched today by Public Health England (PHE). Almost two-hundred women aged seventy and over in Leeds are diagnosed with breast cancer each year; last year more than five-hundred women in Yorkshire and the Humber died of breast cancer, according to PHE Leeds.

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Ambulance staff strike fearing that proposed changes will risk patients’ lives

Ambulance staff strike fearing that proposed changes will risk patients’ lives

Yorkshire Ambulance staff are striking until 9pm tonight over fears that new working conditions will threaten patient safety. Protestors from the Unite union are taking industrial action after citing concerns that funding cuts would effect patient care. Regional officer, Terry Cunliffe, said that the union would not be taking strike action had the NHS Trust communicated with them about their […]

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Victims of Savile abuse left “angry and disappointed” by High Court ruling

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011.

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011. By Joseph Keith The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust is set to to challenge pay-outs to people who were assaulted by the former DJ. A High Court ruling last week granted the trust a hearing at the Court of Appeal which may block victims from receiving compensation through a previously […]

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