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Wales' 'bold new models of care' will 'fail without funding'

Sue Learner (16-Jan-18)

An independent panel commissioned by the Welsh Government has published its vision for health and social care, however critics say its failure to address the “fundamentally important issue of funding” puts the plan in jeopardy. The.....

'Extraordinary' rowers brave storm to raise over £250,000 for charity

Melissa McAlees (16-Jan-18)

Four amateur rowers who set a new world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, have raised over £250,000 for Spinal Research and mental health charity, Mind. Battling sea sickness, 40ft waves,.....

Blue Monday 'trivialises depression'

Michaela Chirgwin (15-Jan-18)

On the day dubbed ‘Blue Monday’, mental health charities have highlighted depression can be a lifelong and debilitating illness and not just a daily concentration of the 'winter blues'. Blue Monday is traditionally.....

Sir David Behan steps down as head of CQC

Sue Learner (15-Jan-18)

Sir David Behan has announced he is to step down as chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hailing him as an “exceptional leader”. He will continue as head of the.....

'Disability Champions' wanted to improve pubs, arts venues and trains

Angeline Albert (12-Jan-18)

The Government wants to recruit business people to fight for the rights of people with disabilities by making trains, restaurants, pubs and fashion more accessible to disabled people. The Office of Disability.....

Secret to long, happy marriage is 'let wife be the boss', reveals 91-year-old

Sue Learner (11-Jan-18)

A 91-year-old has revealed that the secret to his “long and happy marriage” is to “let the wife be the boss”. Seventy years ago on Christmas Day, Richard Hills married Joan at St John’s Church in Hammersmith. Last.....

A&E doctors attack Theresa May's claim NHS is 'better prepared this winter'

Angeline Albert (11-Jan-18)

Patients are dying in hospital corridors this winter say A&E doctors who have written to Theresa May to say her NHS ‘plans have failed to deliver anywhere near what was needed’. More than 120 patients a.....

Majority of Scottish home care firms think they won't survive 2018

Angeline Albert (11-Jan-18)

Some 86 per cent of independent home care providers in Scotland believe they won’t survive 2018 and have been described as "genuinely close to collapse". Research by Scottish Care, which represents independent.....

Pfizer ends research to find treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Melissa McAlees (09-Jan-18)

Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, has announced plans to end its research efforts to discover new drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The announcement follows years of failed.....

'Aussie flu' fears cause vaccination confusion

Michaela Chirgwin (08-Jan-18)

Hospital departments and emergency services across the country are reportedly struggling to cope after the arrival of a new and virulent strain of flu from Australia, now being dubbed as ‘Aussie flu’. Many.....

Bizarre tweets prompt question: Does Donald Trump have dementia?

Angeline Albert (08-Jan-18)

The ongoing storyline played out in the media about whether or not President Donald Trump is fit to be the leader of the free world, has taken a new plot twist with Michael Wolff’s new book claiming White House aides believe the President.....

95-year-old driver spared jail after accidentally killing cemetery worker

Michaela Chirgwin (05-Jan-18)

A 95-year-old woman who arrived at court with her suitcase packed ready for prison, was spared jail after she received a 16-month suspended sentence for accidentally knocking down and killing a cemetery worker. Gertrude.....

Toby Young defends disability comments saying 'I have an older brother with learning disabilities'

Sue Learner (04-Jan-18)

Toby Young, the free schools campaigner, has defended himself in the furore over his controversial appointment to the board of the universities watchdog, saying “I have an older brother with learning disabilities”. Mr.....

Online doctors to be rated by the Care Quality Commission

Sue Learner (03-Jan-18)

Doctors, who offer health consultations online, will now be rated by the care regulator and will have to display their rating on their website. Online GPs, independent community health services and independent.....

Care watchdog's chief inspector thanks Mum for New Year's CBE

Angeline Albert (02-Jan-18)

Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has been awarded a CBE by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours List, prompting her to give thanks to her mum and dad for their support. Ms.....

'Big softie' Sarah Millican tackles loneliness on Christmas Day with Twitter

Michaela Chirgwin (22-Dec-17)

Comedian and podcast star Sarah Millican has taken to Twitter to keep people from being lonely on Christmas Day, with her campaign #joinin. The prolific Twitter user, who describes herself as ‘comedian,.....

Community singing groups 'reduce anxiety and depression'

Sue Learner (21-Dec-17)

Singing in groups can make you happier and reduce anxiety and depression, according to a new study. The research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with the group Sing Your Heart Out.....

Dementia remains a mystery with still a 'lot to learn'

Michaela Chirgwin (20-Dec-17)

One of the biggest ever studies on the prevention of dementia has concluded that the condition is still a mystery, with one of the authors saying 'there is no magic bullet’. The US report ‘Physical Activity.....

Deacon Blue and Del Amitri singers to hold dementia fundraising concert

Sue Learner (20-Dec-17)

Three leading singer-songwriters from Scotland are joining forces to raise money for dementia in a concert that will feature songs they have written on the theme of memory. The line-up will be Ricky Ross.....

Brexit-voting East of England most reliant on overseas doctors

Sue Learner (19-Dec-17)

People in the East of England mostly voted to leave the EU in the referendum last year, yet new figures have shown it is these areas which are most dependent on overseas doctors. A report by the General Medical.....