Friday Five

Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week johnson & johnson, obesity and e-nursing week have dominated the news. Matt Dawson: I had to have heart surgery after a tick bite Former England rugby player and World Cup winner Matt Dawson had multiple heart operations and 18 months of treatment after he was bitten by a tick in a London park…

Friday Five

Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week Private Finance Initiative contracts, NHS staff shortages and ground-breaking Leukaemia treatments lead the stories. The NHS is ‘leaking millions’ through Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts PFI contracts, which were first signed in 1997, are costing the NHS millions each year. The Centre for Health and Public Interest (CHPI) has released a publication, analysing…

Friday Five

Friday five: the top health stories this week

This week frailty, ‘normal births’, patient privacy and Jeremy Hunt’s bathroom have dominated the news. More care home places needed as the number of frail elderly increase New research from Newcastle University suggests that the amount of time people need care at the end of life has doubled in England over the last twenty years….

Friday Five

Friday five: a round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week Waiting Times, Ian Paterson and Keith McNeil have dominated the news. Waiting times for NHS surgery are at the highest for a decade Figures have been released which estimate that more than four million people were waiting for NHS operations in June, a number that hasn’t been seen since 2007. Since June 2016…