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NHS struggling to provide safe cancer care, say senior doctors

11 hours 20 min ago
Staff shortages are driving up waiting lists in all four UK nations, the Royal College of Radiologists says.

Hot weather: New health alert as weekend temperatures to hit 30C

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 16:35
The first Heat-Health Alert of the year is issued across large parts of England.

Senior doctors plan 48-hour strike for July in England

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 12:00
British Medical Association said hospital consultants in England will walk out if members vote for action.

Covid inquiry: What is it investigating and how will it work?

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 11:43
The inquiry into the UK government's handling of the pandemic will soon hold public hearings.

Lewis Capaldi: Why more musicians are prioritising mental health

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 11:28
Lewis Capaldi says he needs a break from touring in order to be "Lewis from Glasgow for a bit".

Climate change is harming my mental health

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 06:16
A former climate scientist is among a growing number of people overwhelmed by "eco-anxiety".

Plan for GPs to offer NHS patients Wegovy weight-loss jab

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 02:00
But experts warn "skinny jabs" are not a quick fix or a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.

Adenomyosis: NHS failing women, health ambassador says

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 12:13
Prof Dame Lesley Regan was appointed to support the Women's Health Strategy implementation in England.

Gonorrhoea and syphilis sex infections reach record levels in England

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 10:39
There were 82,592 cases of gonorrhoea in 2022 - up 50% on the year before, officials say.

Nurses strike again in most of Wales over pay dispute

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 07:24
The RCN director in Wales says "bigger and better commitments" from the Welsh government are needed.

Kettering Skylark ward: Mum alarmed at 'out-of-depth' admission

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 06:20
The mother of a five-year-old boy speaks of his care at an under-fire children's ward.

Children's doctors call for ban on disposable vapes

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 01:36
But others warn that could stop some adults giving up cigarettes, which are much more harmful.

Ghana patients in danger as nurses head for NHS in UK - medics

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 00:31
The recruitment of nurses by high-income countries is "out of control", a nursing body says.

Wolverhampton man jailed over £2m prescription-only drugs racket

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 17:07
Kieron Banks was found with more than 23,000 sleeping pills, the medicines regulatory body says.

Manchester baby death investigated over 'possible manslaughter'

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:26
"Possible gross negligence manslaughter" is being investigated after a baby died, police say.

Doctors failed to spot cancer 'red flags' - report

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 07:31
Charlie Puplett first went to her GP with common signs of colon cancer, but was not diagnosed for a year.

Sudan conflict: Caesarean by phone light - giving birth in a warzone

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 00:04
Women in Sudan's few remaining maternity wards are having babies to the sound of gunfire.

Frimley Park Hospital apologises over girl's cancer diagnosis delay

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 06:16
Olivia Maunder's family say she has just months to live after her tumour was initially missed.

Breast cancer: Woman's reconstruction delayed three times

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 06:08
Women say they are facing "soul-destroying" waits for reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.

Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS study

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 00:08
The Galleri test revealed the correct site of a tumour 85% of the time in a study with 5,000 patients.