Category Archives: BBC News

BBC News (including BBC Health News)

The Most Significant Breakthrough in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases in Fifty Years? (BBC News / UCL)

Summary An experimental drug for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease shows early signs of being able to lower the level of misfolded proteins (safely) in the brains of patients, thereby having the potential to slow or halt the progression of … Continue reading

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Updated Health Survey for England (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary More health statistics, in the form of the annual Health Survey for England, from NHS Digital. This poll of 10,000 people is used to monitor changes in the nation’s general health Full Text Link Reference Is England a healthy … Continue reading

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More On the Cold Weather Theme (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary NHS England has advised the elderly to keep warm, whether indoors or outdoors. Statistics indicate that heart attacks and related hospital admissions are likely to increase immediately following cold weather. “Hospitals also see a rise in the admission of … Continue reading

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Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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UK’s First Dedicated A&E for Elderly Patients? (BBC News)

Summary Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are to open the first specialist A&E department for patients over 80 years old. This hospital’s existing emergency department typically receives 350 people per day, of whom 50 may be aged … Continue reading

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NHS Funding and Expenditure: Joint Statement on Health and Social Care, Pre-The Autumn Budget (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A joint King’s Fund, Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust report reviews NHS funding and possible implications for NHS performance against targets, and the likely impact on future access to health and care services. Full Text Link Reference The Autumn … Continue reading

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Broken NHS Promises: Democratic Deficits Versus Bottomless Pits (BBC News / BMA / King’s Fund / NHS England; NHS Improvement / NHS Providers)

Summary Simon Stevens has reminded the Government (and the voting public) of EU referendum claims that Brexit would deliver a further £350 million per week which could be spent on the NHS. This move appears to be part of a … Continue reading

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