Tag : nhs

Comment | Tony Benn dies – now our generation must carry the gauntlet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Tony Benn’s personal impact has been enormous. My parents first met at a talk he gave at the University of London Union. As children, my sisters and I were taken to see him speak on many occasions. Growing up, his values, compassion and ideas deeply reinforced my politics. He has … Read More

Comment | Nurses not 'failing the vulnerable'

5 years ago / 0 comments

As a second year student nurse I was disappointed at the article ‘Cruel nurses are failing the vulnerable.’ 18 months into my degree I have had the privilege of caring for many patients both in hospital and in their own homes. I have been required to measure the vital signs of … Read More

Comment | Nurses failing the vulnerable

5 years ago / 0 comments

The topic of a ‘failing’ NHS is never out of the news. This week an article caught my eye on that completely reliable news site, The Daily Mail, and this one really was appalling. The article highlighted a number of shocking cases in which standards of care fell well below expectations. … Read More

Science | EU approves plans for artificial heart

5 years ago / 0 comments

The World Health Organization estimates that 23.3 million people will die each year from cardiovascular disease by 2030, up from approximately 17.3 million in 2008. Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end-state organ failure but the shortage of donors poses a huge problem for the NHS with demand for … Read More

Science | New test for Down’s syndrome unveiled

5 years ago / 0 comments

A breakthrough test for individuals with a high risk of having a child with Down’s syndrome is due to go on trial in the NHS. Down’s syndrome is the most common chromosomal genetic disorder and is caused, in the vast majority of cases, by having three copies of chromosome 21. … Read More

Science | Comment – Should the NHS fund alternative medicine?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Firstly, I want to point out what I mean by alternative medicine. The definition of it is: any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Examples include but are not exclusive to: Homeopathy, Acupuncture, … 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?

6 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