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…

Friday Five

Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week Prep, Ian Patterson and mental health have dominated the news. Prep, the HIV drug will be available on the NHS from September The NHS has announced this week that from September it will begin a three year, £10 million trial to give the drug Prep to 10,000 people at risk of HIV. The…

Friday Five

Friday five: five top health stories this week

This week Charlie Gard, Boots and the CQC have dominated the news. Charlie Gard This week Charlie Gard’s parents decided to end the court case to allow them to take him to America for treatment. Instead they found themselves in court fighting to take him home to die. Yesterday, the deadline for reaching an agreement…

Friday Five

Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week life expectancy, social care and the right to die have dominated the news. Terminally ill campaigner appears at court over right to die Noel Conway, who has Motor Neuron Disease has appeared via video link to plead his case for the right to die. Any doctor who helped him under current law would…