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More money and staff – so why isn't the NHS more productive?

More money and staff – so why isn't the NHS more productive?

This productivity puzzle – as the Institute for Government (IfG) calls it – has been a cause of concern at the heart of government for some time. During an election debate in front of health leaders last month, a candid Lord Bethell, who served as a health minister in the last government, said the Treasury […]

Health secretary 'stunned' by NHS failings

Health secretary 'stunned' by NHS failings

It is the second month in a row the waiting list has gone up, but it is still below the 7.77 million peak recorded in September. The investigation – led by NHS surgeon and independent peer Lord Ara Darzi – will help inform Mr Streeting’s 10-year plan for the NHS. He told the BBC that […]

NHS rolls out 'speedy' MS injection

NHS rolls out 'speedy' MS injection

The under-the-skin injection has recently been approved by medicines regulators in Great Britain and Europe. MS affects more than 150,000 people in the UK, with some 135 people diagnosed each week. The lifelong condition is caused by a person’s immune system mistakenly attacking the protective covering that surrounds nerves in the brain and spinal cord. […]

Fix NHS gaps or face more attacks – ex cyber chief

Fix NHS gaps or face more attacks – ex cyber chief

Some front-line staff who spoke anonymously are very worried following the recent cyber attacks, with reference being made to outdated equipment they are using. A senior intensive care doctor in London warned: “The NHS is vulnerable. “It’s a patient safety issue, but there’s no interest in addressing it. People either don’t know or don’t want […]

NHS gene check is helping children with cancer

NHS gene check is helping children with cancer

Eddie, from London, was six when he became unwell with unexplained fevers and breathlessness. A chest x-ray revealed a huge mass on Eddie’s chest – half the size of his lung. More tests revealed it was a type of leukaemia known as T-ALL, a sub-type of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Hi mum Harri said: “You really […]

NHS confirms patient data stolen in cyber attack

NHS confirms patient data stolen in cyber attack

NHS England has confirmed its patient data managed by blood test management organisation Synnovis was stolen in a ransomware attack on 3 June. Qilin, a Russian cyber-criminal group, shared almost 400GB of private information on their darknet site on Thursday night, something they threatened to do in order to extort money from Synnovis. In a […]

NHS election plans unconvincing – health experts

NHS election plans unconvincing – health experts

The budget for the Department of Health and Social Care stands at nearly £190bn this year – the majority of which goes to NHS England, with just under £30bn going on things like training, public health and buildings maintenance. On current public spending forecasts, from the Office for Budget Responsibility, the health budget will rise […]

Secret files reveal fears over future of NHS IT giant

Secret files reveal fears over future of NHS IT giant

The BBC has seen the unredacted files, which were mistakenly released into the public domain by the Cabinet Office in May, although hastily replaced with blanked-out pages. The documents reveal PwC was hired to work on a risk assessment project codenamed “Project Aztec” at the start of the year. Project Aztec is believed to refer […]

More sick children go private as others face NHS waits

More sick children go private as others face NHS waits

Data released under a Freedom of Information request reveals the number of children facing very long waits to be admitted to hospital across the UK. It shows at least 20,000 waits of more than a year for treatment including surgery. Most of these long waits are in England – approaching 16,000 at the start of […]

Private mental health units putting young people at risk

Private mental health units putting young people at risk

Poor care in privately-run child and adolescent mental health units is putting vulnerable young people at risk, a Sky News investigation has found. A warning, this report discusses topics some may find distressing. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow […]