Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Media captionKayden’s grandmother: “I wanted to strangle somebody” Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege […]

NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in ‘trade-off’, boss says

NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in ‘trade-off’, boss says

Media caption‘We’re committed to quick operations on the NHS’ – NHS England boss Simon Stevens Patients will face longer waits for operations such as knee and hip replacements in a “trade-off” for improved care in other areas, NHS England boss Simon Stevens says. He said growing pressures meant he could no longer guarantee treatment in […]

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Media captionKayden’s grandmother: “I wanted to strangle somebody” Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege […]

NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in ‘trade-off’, boss says

NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in ‘trade-off’, boss says

Media caption‘We’re committed to quick operations on the NHS’ – NHS England boss Simon Stevens Patients will face longer waits for operations such as knee and hip replacements in a “trade-off” for improved care in other areas, NHS England boss Simon Stevens says. He said growing pressures meant he could no longer guarantee treatment in […]

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Media captionKayden’s grandmother: “I wanted to strangle somebody” Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege […]

GP-led keep fit classes for those with chronic illness

Ever wanted to get fitter and healthier, but didn’t know where to start? A new GP-led scheme in Leeds is offering keep fit classes and advice to those with chronic illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and arthritis, who want to live a healthier lifestyle. Patients are referred to the scheme, which is run […]

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature

Image copyright Megan Bramall A doctor who misled other medics about Pauline Cafferkey – a nurse who developed the Ebola virus – has been suspended from practising for a month. Dr Hannah Ryan took Ms Cafferkey’s temperature at Heathrow Airport on returning from West Africa where they had volunteered to help. But despite a high […]

Lung probe ‘to help cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics’

Lung probe ‘to help cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics’

Image copyright University of Edinburgh Image caption Researchers hope Proteus could help prevent bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics A lung probe that diagnoses bacterial infections could prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units, researchers believe. The fibre-optic tube can show within 60 seconds whether a patient needs to be treated with the drugs. […]

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Surgeon: ‘How many more children like Kayden must die?’

Media captionKayden’s grandmother: “I wanted to strangle somebody” Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege […]

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature

Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature

Image copyright Megan Bramall A doctor who misled other medics about Pauline Cafferkey – a nurse who developed the Ebola virus – has been suspended from practising for a month. Dr Hannah Ryan took Ms Cafferkey’s temperature at Heathrow Airport on returning from West Africa where they had volunteered to help. But despite a high […]