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Almost a quarter of patients with a mental health problem are waiting more than three months to see an NHS specialist, leading psychiatrists have warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said that long waits for mental health care "have been deemed acceptable". The College's poll of 500 mental health patients…
Scotland's health secretary has told NHS whistleblowing champions to come straight to her if they are not being listened to by their health boards. Jeane Freeman said she would appoint the posts for each NHS board, amid concerns over bullying at some boards and a whistleblower resignation. Speaking at the…
A medicine which helps to improve the quality of life for patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia is one of four drugs approved for use by the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted Gemtuzumab ozogamicin, also known as Mylotarg, for the treatment of acute myeloid…
More than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error during their hospital stay last year - putting them at risk of lasting harm or death, a report has warned.The charity Diabetes UK said that of these, 9,600 diabetes inpatients experienced a serious and potentially life-threatening episode of hypoglycaemia because of…
Human body parts are among hundreds of tonnes of waste from NHS hospitals which have been allowed to pile up by a disposal company. Healthcare Environment Services Ltd has been found to be in breach of its permits at five sites in England which deal with clinical waste and a…
Theresa May told how her goddaughter died from cancer as she outlined plans to spare thousands of others the "pain of losing a loved one before their time". The Prime Minister said a new cancer strategy will be a key part of the NHS's long-term plan, with early detection vital…
Scotland’s public spending watchdog has expressed “serious reservations” about the finances of two health boards which could both require to be bailed out with £22 million of government cash. Auditor General Caroline Gardner spoke about the “significant financial challenges” that both NHS Highland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran face. NHS…
An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease pressure on the NHS this winter. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock will use his speech at the Conservative Party conference to act to prevent hospital beds being used by people who could be better…
The use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities has risen by 50% in hospitals, figures show. Restraints in this setting were used a total of 15,065 times in England in 2016, according to data obtained by BBC Radio 4's File On 4, rising to 22,620 in 2017. The use…
Scotland’s first major trauma centre has opened in Aberdeen. The centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will treat the most seriously injured patients across the north of Scotland. It is the first of four centres due to open as part of Scotland’s trauma network. The second, in Dundee, has an opening…
An 18-year-old girl has been awarded almost £20 million in compensation in what is believed to be a record payout by the NHS. The teenager suffered catastrophic brain injuries after being starved of oxygen as a baby when doctors failed to properly ventilate her. The girl, who cannot be named,…
Access to sexual health and HIV services has been dramatically reduced following changes to the funding and organisation of the services, health leaders have warned. The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) said surveys of their members show the sector is at…
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