Tag : nhs

Leeds pioneers faith-based therapy

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Leeds University researchers pioneer treatment which incorporates religion as central to its practice. Research by the University of Leeds has produced a new form of therapy which actively embraces Muslim patients’ religious belief as part of their treatment, contrary to traditional practice and despite resistance from some practitioners. The new … Read More

The secret health service

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Earlier this week, the Great British populous were made aware that their representatives in government – those allegedly protecting their interests and standards of living – have attempted, disgustingly, to deceive them by trying to keep secret cuts to the National Health Service (NHS), arguably Britain’s most treasured and long-lasting … Read More

Campaigners implore students to join antibiotic resistance

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Activists from SERIOUSLY, a high profile national campaign which aims to tackle what the NHS claims is the “biggest threat to health” humans will ever face, brought the message to a frosty campus on Thursday as part of a city wide effort to highlight the pressing health issue of antibiotic … Read More

"It’s vandalism on a national scale"

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The Gryphon speaks to Lucie Ward, one of the junior doctors staging a peaceful protest outside the Department of Health’s Leeds HQ at Quarry House, about the current state of the NHS, working conditions for junior doctors, and the implications of the government’s proposed new contract. How long have you … Read More

NHS: Nutritional Health Service

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It might have passed you by but, as of 2014, medical students no longer study nutrition, which has two concerning implications. The first is the welfare of patients, as many medicines and treatments depend upon the support of a healthy diet to work effectively, allowing symptoms to persist and worsen, … Read More

Junior Doctor Contract Imposed Despite Strikes

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The controversial new junior doctors’ contract is set to be imposed by the government, despite a nationwide strike that took place on Wednesday. Nearly 3,000 operations were cancelled and appointments faced disruption as junior doctors took part in their second 24-hour strike over the government’s new employment contract. Formal talks … Read More

Student nurses and midwives protest over scrapped bursaries

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Student nurses and midwives from all over the country marched in London on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to scrap the NHS student bursary as of August 2017. Currently student nurses and midwives receive an annual means-tested bursary of between £1000 and £4000 from the NHS, as they … Read More

Junior doctors to strike next week

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Junior doctors in England will strike next Tuesday, after meetings with the government failed to reach an agreement on conditions for the new junior doctors contract. Members from the British Medical Association (BMA), NHS Employers and the Department of Health have been participating in discussions to reach an agreement over … Read More

Thousands protest Junior Doctor contracts

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Wednesday night saw thousands of Junior Doctors, medical students, other allied health professionals and supporters descend upon Victoria Square in Leeds City Centre to protest against the proposed changes to the Junior Doctors’ contracts. The demonstration focused on doctors’ two main concerns with the changes, namely that the new contract … Read More

First UK womb transplant given NHS approval

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The UK’s first womb transplant has been given the go ahead by the NHS health research authority as part of a clinical trial, due to start next year. 10 women have been selected to receive the surgery following the success of the Swedish trial undertaken in 2014. The team of … Read More