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…

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…