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Around a quarter of evening and weekend GP appointments are going unfilled in England, an investigation has found. Out-of-hours appointments have been available in parts of the country since 2014 and NHS England said all surgeries should provide the facility from October 1 this year. But Pulse magazine discovered, through…
The Health Secretary has written to EU staff working in Scotland’s NHS to express the country’s gratitude and wish for them to stay on post-Brexit. Jeane Freeman MSP (pictured) sent a letter with less than six months to go until the UK withdraws from the EU. The Scottish Government has…
A fraudster who went on a spending spree using money stolen from a Grenfell Tower victim fund and the NHS has been jailed for five and a half years. Photos of former finance manager at Kensington and Chelsea Council Jenny McDonagh, 39, captured her lavish lifestyle of dining in high-end…
More than 2.5 million patients across England may see their local surgery close in the next five years because of the high numbers of GPs at risk of leaving the profession - causing a "catastrophic" effect on patient care, health leaders have warned. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) said…
The Scottish Conservatives have called for an independent inquiry to investigate allegations of a “bullying culture” at a health board. Senior clinicians at NHS Highland have raised concerns over a “long-standing bullying culture” which they allege is damaging patient care – claims the board’s medical director Dr Rod Harvey said…
A major review of children’s and young people’s mental health in Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform of services and support. With concerns around lengthy waiting times, problems accessing services and reliance on the use of medication to treat patients, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People…
A major review of children’s and young people’s mental health in Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform of services and support. With concerns around lengthy waiting times, problems accessing services and reliance on the use of medication to treat patients, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People…
Two ambulances have been damaged by bricks thrown from a Birmingham overpass in a "dangerous and idiotic" attack. Authorities are appealing for information about the incident which took place on Borchfield Road, at the junction of Aston Lane, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday. Nathan Hudson, emergency services operations delivery…
A healthcare worker has become the third person to be diagnosed with monkeypox in England. The individual was involved in the care of a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (pictured) earlier this month, before they were known to be carrying the infection, Public Health England (PHE) said. The patient -…
One of the Government's key advisers on the use of antidepressants has resigned from the role citing harassment after claims he made about coming off the drugs drew widespread derision from colleagues and users. Professor David Baldwin was described as a "pharma-whore" and "a pharmaceutical rapist and a lying serial…
Further cuts in the number of beds in Scotland’s hospitals could have an “adverse effect” on the care provided, a doctors’ organisation has warned. Professor Derek Bell, the president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, spoke out after official figures showed a further drop in the number of…
More than one in 10 Scots report having two or more symptoms of depression, after a “steady and significant rise” in the number struggling with the condition. A total of 11% of those questioned for the 2017 Scottish Health Survey had at least two symptoms, compared to 8% in the…