Friday Five

Friday five: ZPB’s round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week NHS online services, diabetes, and Ian Paterson have dominated the news. Health Secretary announces new online services in the NHS At the 2017 Health and Care Innovation Expo, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary announced that new online services in the NHS will be in place by the end of next year. Key breakthroughs…

Friday Five

Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week the Zika Virus, Microplastics and NHS Professionals have dominated the news. Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer The harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could be used as a treatment for adult brain cancer. Latest research shows the virus can be used to selectively infect and kill…

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…