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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NHS dietician jumped in front of train after husband jailed for rape

NHS dietician mother-of-three killed herself by stepping in front of train after her unfaithful husband was jailed for seven years for raping woman he met on Tinder Yinka McKay suffered a mental breakdown when Rica McKay was jailed for rape A year later, she dropped her son off at school and went to a local railway station She emerged from […]

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Prince Harry makes emotional plea encouraging people to get tested for HIV

Prince Harry has spoken out about the importance of getting tested for HIV, saying people should protect themselves against the virus in the same way they would protect themselves against colds and flu. The Duke of Sussex recorded his message in a two-minute video for National HIV Testing Week, in which he urged people not to be ashamed or embarrassed […]

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Mum ‘forced to leave hospital with daughter unconscious in wheelchair’

A distraught mum claims she was forced to leave a hospital with her daughter unconscious in a wheelchair due to a lack of beds. Kirsty Trapp, 39, says she was shouting for help as she wheeled 19-year-old Laura into the car park. She said the care she received from the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham was "horrendous" and her daughter […]

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Woman went through menopause at 25 without realising – after missing these signs

A woman who says she was ‘born to be a mum’ was devastated to learn she went through the menopause at 25 after three desperate artificial insemination attempts. Crystal Ashwood, now 32, used Facebook to find sperm donors and attempted to impregnate herself in her bathroom using a syringe. But last month, the Lidl shop assistant was given the news […]

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