BIRMINGHAM HOSTS INSPIRATIONAL AUTISM EVENTS

Autistic people, their friends and families, are invited to take part in a series of free, expert discussions on autism in central Birmingham on 25th and 26th October, and 15th and 16th November. The talks are being hosted by...

Government To Create 5,000 New Nursing Training Places

As part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England, more than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that through a four-year apprenticeship at local hospitals,...

NHS Staff Demand Pay Rise

Unions representing NHS workers have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise as well as an extra £800 to make up for the "cut" they have seen over recent years. Pay has fallen by 15% since 2010...

Patients Turning To Private Treatment Instead of NHS

A report has revealed how a growing number of patients are paying for private treatment to beat rationing and delays for treatment imposed by the cash-strapped NHS. The report details how many are increasingly paying up to £14,880 for operations such as...

Girl Who Donated Organs Helps A Record Eight People

Jemima Layzell, who died from a brain aneurysm, has helped a record eight different people, including five children, through organ donation. The 13-year-old died in 2012, but donated her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small bowel and liver. Jemima’s parents Sophy Layzell,...

Nakuul Mehta, Star TV actor supports Public Health England’s Be Clear on Cancer Campaign

Nakuul Mehta, Star TV actor supports Public Health England’s Be Clear on Cancer Campaign Nakuul Mehta, Star TV Actor supports Public Health England’s (PHE) national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ awareness campaign which prompts people with symptoms of some of...

£1.5 million grant awarded to tackle psychosis in India

University of Warwick researchers are to improve the lives of India’s millions of psychosis sufferers. The National Institute of Health Research’s (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit has awarded the University’s Warwick Medical School £1.5 million to work with this highly...

Over 150,000 deaths from lung and heart diseases a year

Public Health England campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are key symptoms of these diseases Call comes as new survey reveals that people are more likely to...

Dudley Charity football tournament to help beat heart disease

Gurcharan and Herjinder Bhujhangy from Dudley, West Midlands are organising a 5 a side charity football tournament at Goals, Cakemore Road, Blackheath on Saturday 22 July to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Teams can enter to take...

World’s Largest Sleep Study

A team of scientists at Western University in Ontario, Canada, are to conduct the world’s largest study on the effects of sleep. They are seeking people from all around the world to take cognitive tests to help determine how...