Friday 5

Friday 5 – the top health news stories of the week

This week, Boris Johnson, Dame Tessa Jowell and AI have dominated the news. Boris Johnson called for greater levels of NHS funding Boris Johnson called for more money for the NHS in a cabinet meeting earlier this week. He specifically asked for an extra £100m per week after Brexit. The Prime Minister and other members…

Opinion

Accessing radiotherapy – why it matters

By Charlie Smoothy If you had cancer, how far would you be willing to travel for radiotherapy? The general NHS England consensus has previously been 45 minutes, however in reality, it is not unusual for people across the country regularly have to make six-hour round trips for treatment. When treatment already takes its toll, why…

Friday 5

Friday 5: the top news stories of the week

This week, a blood test to diagnose cancer, the new Minister for Loneliness and the flu continue dominated the news. DNA Blood test could diagnose early stage cancer Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the USA have had successful trials for a new blood test which can detect cancer. The trials have so far only…

Friday 5

Friday 5: top health news stories of the week

This week, the NHS, Pfizer and “Aussie flu” have dominated the news. Patients dying in NHS hospital corridors Doctors who collectively run 68 A&E departments have written to the Prime Minster this week, raising awareness of the “chronically underfunded” which is leading to patients dying in corridors. According to the letter, more than 120 patients…