Tag : healthcare

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – “Isn’t That Just Laziness?”

10 months ago / 0 comments

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) is often brushed off as tiredness or attention-seeking, if it’s recognised at all. After all, everyone gets worn-out. In reality people have died from CFS, and at its worst those with CFS cannot physically get out of bed. So why is it not taken seriously? Continuing our … Read More

Sibongile Tshabalala – ‘Battling HIV in South Africa’

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Sibongile Tshabalala, activist and chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign, about the continuing fight against HIV and the struggle to make treatment affordable. In the early Noughties, 1700 South Africans died per day as a result of diseases caused by HIV. Antiretroviral drugs, also known as ARVs, … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

News | School of Healthcare given a lifeline

5 years ago / 0 comments

The NHS has stepped in to offer potential support to the School of Healthcare. Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber is now considering helping the development of healthcare sciences at the University. Diagnostic Radiography, Cardiac Physiology and Audiology could all remain in Leeds if an agreement is reached. The School … Read More

News | Exec member in graduation stunt against course closures

5 years ago / 0 comments

LUU Welfare Officer Charlotte Warner has protested against the closure of School of Healthcare courses during her graduation ceremony today. Warner collected her Nursing degree wearing a sign that read “save healthcare courses”. Earlier, she had encouraged fellow graduates to sign Christmas cards for Vice Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands with … Read More

News | Union vows to save School of Healthcare

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Union has promised it will lobby the University to save the School of Healthcare. The motion passed after a unanimous vote was cast at the Better University forum to try and save the School and its courses. The Union’s Welfare Officer Charlotte Warner put the idea forward. The decision … Read More

News | School of Healthcare facing closures

5 years ago / 0 comments

Six areas of the School of Healthcare are in danger of closing, despite outrage from trade unions. A review by the University has recommended that six out of the eight disciplines in the School of Healthcare close. Pharmacy, Audiology, Cardiac Physiology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, and Social Work all … Read More

News | New NHS app for Leeds students

5 years ago / 0 comments

A free mobile phone app has been launched designed to provide healthcare information for students living in Leeds. Created by NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group, the app contains information on: the NHS ‘111’ telephone service, how to register with a GP or dentist, where to go for urgent healthcare, … Read More

COMMENT: Can the NHS survive the cuts?

5 years ago / 0 comments

As the biggest changes in NHS history officially come into effect, what can we expect? In 1948, the NHS was founded on the fundamental principles that care should be free and available to all on the basis of need.  It was the first health service of its kind in the … Read More