Toddler denied respite care as she weighs TWO STONE

Like  any proud grandmother, Tricia Risbridger loves nothing more than cuddling her two-year-old granddaughter Esmai. The toddler adores listening to music, singing, and playing the xylophone. But despite these moments of joy that will be familiar to so many, life for the family is a struggle. Esmai needs round-the-clock care since an unexplained seizure shortly … Read more

One in four doctors come from countries that are ‘banned from working for the NHS’

One in four new NHS medics come from countries that are ‘banned’ from working for the health service, figures have revealed. The NHS’ Code of Practice lists 97 nations that ‘should not be actively recruited from’ because they receive aid or suffer from a shortages of medics. But an investigation has shown certain NHS trusts … Read more

Heartbroken parents of terminally-ill children launch legal action for life-saving drugs on the NHS

The heartbroken parents of two terminally-ill children have launched legal action to get a potentially life-saving drug on the NHS. Oliver, eight, and Amelia Carroll, six, suffer from fatal neuro-degenerative condition Batten disease. There is no cure for the condition, which is estimated to affect 30 to 50 children in the UK, meaning Oliver and … Read more

More than a MILLION people may have missed out on a meningitis vaccine due to an IT blunder

A 21-year-old man died after his GP failed to alert him he was eligible for a free meningitis vaccine due to a computer blunder.  Tim Mason began to fell unwell on March 15 last year but pushed on regardless. The following day, Mr Mason, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, woke in the early hours violently vomiting, prompting … Read more

Prostate cancer patients could be spared radiotherapy side effects thanks to protective hyrdogel

Thousands of prostate cancer patients could be spared side effects of radiotherapy thanks to gel which protects organs from radiation A new gel could spare prostate cancer patients from radiotherapy side effectsNHS bosses have approved its funding and 1,000 men will recieve it in 2020The gel is injected before radiotherapy and provides cushion behind prostate … Read more

Scandal-hit NHS trust at centre of baby deaths review receives another warning

Scandal-hit NHS trust at centre of baby deaths review receives its FOURTH warning in eight months from CQC over the safety of its emergency services Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust warned over its lack of paediatric staff Young emergency patients weren’t getting care in 15-minute national guidelineLatest in string of scandals at beleaguered trust being probed over … Read more