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A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years ago.…
A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft guidance which recommends ocrelizumab for treating relapsing-remitting MS in adults. There are around 100,000 people with MS in the UK,…
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which was created thanks to the vision of the 6th Duke of Westminster, was formally gifted to the nation by his son at a…
A man has thanked paramedics and doctors after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours. Ian Clark collapsed at home in Elrick, Aberdeenshire, on August 15 last year in front of his wife and youngest son. The 52-year-old father of three was given CPR by his eldest son Connon…
The good news is that the NHS has received a 70th “birthday gift” in the form of a 3.4% per year increase in real spending over the next five years. The bad news is that, although this may be enough to fight the current battle, it may not be enough…
Hearing aids provided by the NHS should not be restricted based on "hearing thresholds", health officials have said. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) states that patients should be offered hearing aids at the "the first opportunity if an individual is likely to benefit".…
The number of older cancer patients will rocket in the next two decades, experts have predicted. Cancer Research UK said the number of older people diagnosed with cancer each year could rise by 80% by 2035. It reported that 130,000 British people over the age of 75 currently get cancer…
The NHS needs to face up to its failings and ensure a scandal similar to that at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital does not happen again, a leading health chief has said. "Truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at…
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