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  • Midwives ‘unable to cope’ after cuts

    MIDWIVES are “struggling to cope” in maternity units that are “creaking at the seams,” their union said yesterday after a study revealed the impact of budget cuts.

    Two in every five units have had to close their doors to new mums-to-be in the last year due to...

    Monday 12th Oct 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • GPs being offered cash to keep people off hospital books

    FAMILY doctors are being paid thousands of pounds to avoid putting their patients — including cancer sufferers — into hospitals, a shocking study revealed yesterday.

    GP practices which choose not to send patients to specialists or for scans and operations are being given...

    Friday 2nd Oct 2015

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Routine inspection finds BSE on Welsh farm

    A CASE of mad cow disease has been identified on a farm in Wales, the Welsh government confirmed yesterday.

    The case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in a dead cow as a result of strict control measures, which screen all animals over four years old that die on a farm...

    Friday 2nd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Campaigners hail new ban on smoking in cars

    HEALTH experts have welcomed a ban on motorists smoking in vehicles when children are present, which came into force yesterday.

    The new law will see the driver and any smoker fined £50 if they light up when someone under 18 in the car.

    Britain’s Chief Medical...

    Friday 2nd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cancer sufferers crushed by loans and debt

    Patients trying to keep up with rising living costs are forced into poverty

    Thursday 1st Oct 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • South Africa: Anger over corruption at hospital

    HEALTH WORKERS in South Africa’s Soweto township will march today in protest at corruption at a local hospital.

    National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) members at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital will protest at a takeover by members of the Economic...

    Wednesday 30th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Schizophrenia: The next big challenge in public health

    For too long the mental health service has been seen as the poor relation in the NHS. DAVID BELL hopes that Jeremy Corbyn can help change this

    Monday 28th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Charities join attacks on free school meals cut

    SCRAPPING free school meals will make Britain’s obesity crisis worse, leading doctors and charities warned yesterday.

    Government plans to drop free meals for infants in the first three years of school were deemed “short-sighted” in a joint letter published in the...

    Monday 28th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Benefits tests cause MS sufferers to relapse

    PEOPLE with multiple sclerosis who claim disability benefits say that assessments are causing their health to deteriorate, a charity warned yesterday.

    Nearly half (48 per cent) of survey respondents who had undertaken an assessment for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) felt that it...

    Monday 14th Sep 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Unite backs no confidence vote in Jeremy Hunt

    UNITE urged MPs yesterday to back a “vote of no confidence” in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his seven-day NHS plans.

    MPs will consider on Monday whether Mr Hunt has “alienated the entire workforce of the NHS by threatening to impose a harsh contract and...

    Saturday 12th Sep 2015

    posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain