NHS ‘was repeatedly warned’ of attack

Media captionThe NHS has been given about £50m to improve its computer systems, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says. Hospital trusts were repeatedly warned about cyber threats before the attack on computer systems on Friday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show the NHS was given “a large chunk” of […]

Nurses to stage ‘summer of protest activity’ over pay cap

Media caption“These trusts are in deficit and then to save money, they are not actually filling some of these vacancies” – Janet Davies, RCN Nurses will stage a “summer of protest activity” across the UK over pay, the Royal College of Nursing has said. Its members will also be balloted on industrial action unless the […]

NHS cyber-attack: Amber Rudd says lessons must be learnt

Media captionAmber Rudd: NHS trusts must learn and upgrade The NHS “must learn” from Friday’s cyber-attack and upgrade its IT systems, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd told the BBC the services of 45 NHS organisations in England and Scotland had been disrupted amid a global attack that affected organisations across the world. She […]

NHS cyber-attack: GPs and hospitals hit by ransomware

NHS cyber-attack: GPs and hospitals hit by ransomware

Media captionDiverted patients and paper notes: A doctor describes the impact on his hospital A major incident has been declared after NHS services across England and Scotland were hit by a large-scale cyber-attack. Staff cannot access patient data, which has been scrambled by ransomware. There is no evidence patient data has been compromised, NHS Digital […]

Sushi lovers warned of parasites danger in raw fish

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most cases of anisakiasis have been reported in Japan, where a raw fish diet is common Sushi lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish. Doctors writing in British Medical Journal Case Reports said sushi’s growing popularity in the West could be […]

HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

Image copyright jimmy isaacs Image caption Jimmy Isaacs, 28, can look forward to a long and healthy life on HIV drug treatment Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to […]

Hospital ‘long-waiters’ show sharp rise

Media captionSaffron Cordery of NHS Providers tells Radio 4’s World at One “£4-5bn” is needed to keep the NHS going Hospitals waiting times in England have deteriorated markedly in the past five years, an analysis shows. The Health Foundation review of official NHS data between 2011-12 and 2016-17 found longer waits for cancer, A&E and […]

Eating disorders treatment targets met for two out of three children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young people are most at risk of developing eating disorders Around two-thirds of children and young people with eating disorders are starting urgent treatment within one week, figures from last year show. NHS England introduced new waiting time targets in 2016 to ensure fast treatment for under-19s with disorders […]

New ambulances rolled out for obese patients

Image copyright SECAMB Image caption Ambulances across the country have been modified Ambulance services across England have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to ensure vehicles can cope with a growing number of obese patients. Bariatric ambulances are specially-designed and equipped in response to a 10-fold spike in hospital visits linked to obesity in the […]

Poorest at greater risk from heavy drinking, says study

Media captionThe study found a link between socioeconomic status and ill health caused by alcohol The poorest in society are more likely to suffer the health repercussions of excessive drinking, according to a new study. Researchers found that heavy drinkers from deprived areas are at a greater risk of dying or becoming ill due to […]