MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEED MORE FUNDING

A University graduate from Guildford has launched a petition calling on the Government to increase funding for NHS mental health services. Ben Hammond, 22, was...

£10BN COST OF ARTHRITIS

Arthritis costs the UK healthcare system over £10billion a year! And it is estimated that £118.6billion will be spent on the condition over the...

WHISTLEBLOWERS BEING FAILED

The NHS has set up a scheme to help whistleblowers back into employment. But it has been criticised, prior to launch, as nothing more...

GUM DISEASE SUFFERERS MORE LIKELY TO GET DEMENTIA

People with long term gum disease are more likely to develop dementia, researchers have found. Scientists believe that inflammation caused by years of mouth...

TAX BREAKS FOR PRIVATE HOSPITALS

Many private hospitals are gaining from getting tax breaks whilst NHS units don't. More than a quarter of the 457 private hospitals receive rate...

This Should Make Us Feel Ashamed!

A safe bed has at last been found for a suicidal teenager whose case prompted a High Court judge to condemn care provision as...

Diabetes prescriptions cost NHS almost £1 billion per year

The number of prescriptions for diabetes has risen by more than three quarters in a decade and now costs the NHS almost £1 billion...

New law requires taxi drivers not to discriminate against wheelchair users

Sounds great but could this law actually be toothless? For a start it only applies to vehicles that are designated as wheelchair accessible and...

‘Ninja’ drug is an alzheimer beater

Scientists are developing a 'ninja' drug that targets toxic proteins in the brain that could stop Alzheimer's in its tracks. Early tests have been hopeful...

Thousands of disabled Scots ‘face new benefits tests’

Tens of thousands of disabled Scots face controversial benefits assessments, according to figures highlighted by Scottish Labour. Around 130,000 working age people in Scotland were...

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