Emily MacDonagh planning to throw chickenpox party for daughter Millie

Peter Andre’s wife Emily MacDonagh has revealed she’s considering holding a chickenpox party. The highly contagious infection, which causes a blister-like rash, has worse symptoms as you get older, meaning many parents are keen for their kids to contract it young. Speaking in her OK! magazine column, the doctor – whose official name is Emily Andrea – said: "When it […]

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NHS plan to scrap four-hour waiting time target raises fear it will cause chaos

NHS England could introduce the plans this autumn — leaving patients waiting to see doctors for longer than before. Chairman Lord Prior of Brampton last month claimed the target had doctors and nurses “running around like headless chickens” once patients had waited three hours and 55 minutes. Health chiefs claim the measure, which has been in place for 15 years, […]

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One in three NHS staff would not recommend their own hospital to loved ones, a survey shows

One in five quizzed said they are not satisfied with the quality of care they provide. And more than a quarter reported seeing an error, near-miss or incident in the past month that put patients at risk. Only one in three say their workplace has enough staff for them to do their job properly, the NHS England survey of 497,000 […]

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NHS trust fined after violent patient almost kills two staff members

Health and safety chiefs fine NHS trust £300,000 after violent patient almost kills two staff members Paranoid schizophrenic Myha Grant grabbed a kitchen knife at centre in Kent  He attacked Francis Barrett at the Bracton Centre in Dartford with the knife Nurse Julius Falomo was also stabbed 17 times when he tried to intervene  An NHS mental health trust criticised over failings […]

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NHS spending extra £200million a year as ops for obese people soar six-fold in only eight years

Ops for the extreme overweight have soared six-fold in only eight years. An investigation by The Sunday Times found that the numbers of obese patients who have had joint replacement surgery have soared six-fold in only eight years from 6,191 in 2009-10 to 41,761 in 2017-18. This 575 per cent increase in operations now costs the NHS £200m a year, […]

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Nearly 70,000 NHS operations were cancelled last year

Nearly 70,000 NHS operations were cancelled last year due to lack of staff, beds or equipment Numbers obtained by the Daily Mirror through Freedom of Information requests The trusts that replied reported 214,000 non-clinical cancellations in 2017-18 Of the 170 NHS trusts asked only 138 trusts responded to the paper’s query Almost 70,000 operations were cancelled in the NHS in […]

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New NHS plans will allow parents to have access to their baby's medical records online

A digitised version of the personal child health record, known as a Red Book, will be available to all parents for easier access in case of an emergency. Medical professionals will issue the online version that includes a child’s weight, height, vaccinations and other medical information. Details will be logged at every health and development review until the child is […]

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MPs to probe ‘NHS prisons’ scandal

MPs to investigate the scandal of youngsters with autism and learning disabilities being locked up like criminals in psychiatric units A committee will investigate youngsters with autism being locked away  Harriet Harman has invited parents of sectioned teenagers to give evidence   It follows revelations that many young people are locked in appalling conditions  Harriet Harman has invited parents of sectioned […]

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NHS doctors are at 'breaking point' with over 50 per cent planning to quit or cut their hours, a review has found

The General Medical Council described the figures as unprecedented and warned the issue of how to retain medics is now “critical”. The regulator says patient safety is at threat because a severe staffing shortage is forcing doctors to take risky or unsustainable actions. This includes neglecting training, bypassing clinical checklists and prioritising short-term care at the expense of longer term […]

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More than 7,000 people sign up to Daily Mail Christmas NHS campaign

More than 7,000 people sign up to volunteer for the NHS in 48 hours after Daily Mail launches Christmas campaign to help save Health Service Together they’ve pledged 400,000 hours of priceless support for NHS patients Within minutes of the initiative being launched on Saturday more than a thousand kind-hearted readers had signed up   By last night the NHS volunteer […]

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