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Pharmacists to ‘cut care home medicines’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pharmacists can check that medicines being taken by residents are the right ones for them NHS England is planning to fund the recruitment of 240 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in care homes to try to cut down on unnecessary medicines taken by the residents. Care home residents […]

TV anchor Andrea McLean: ‘Give menopausal women M badges’

TV presenter Andrea McLean has said menopausal women should be offered “M” badges to wear on public transport, similar to badges for pregnant women. Ms McLean, 48, who reached early menopause in her 30s, told the Daily Mail that fellow passengers should cut those suffering symptoms “some slack”. ITV’s Loose Women anchor said menopause was […]

Hundreds of nurses ‘hit by student loan errors’

Image caption Ewout Van Sabben has been told he was overpaid £5,000 Hundreds of nursing students at nine universities have been hit with errors in their student loan payments, the Royal College of Nursing says. The students have been told they were mistakenly overpaid between £600 and £5,000 by the Student Loans Company and to […]

Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s ambulance wait ‘catastrophe’

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The hospital faces “catastrophe” over ambulance delays, it has been warned A hospital’s patients face “significant risk of harm on a daily basis”, ambulance service bosses have warned. In private letters to the trust running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, they say it is down to delays getting people off ambulances […]

Pharmacists to ‘cut care home medicines’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pharmacists can check that medicines being taken by residents are the right ones for them NHS England is planning to fund the recruitment of 240 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in care homes to try to cut down on unnecessary medicines taken by the residents. Care home residents […]

TV anchor Andrea McLean: ‘Give menopausal women M badges’

TV presenter Andrea McLean has said menopausal women should be offered “M” badges to wear on public transport, similar to badges for pregnant women. Ms McLean, 48, who reached early menopause in her 30s, told the Daily Mail that fellow passengers should cut those suffering symptoms “some slack”. ITV’s Loose Women anchor said menopause was […]

Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s ambulance wait ‘catastrophe’

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The hospital faces “catastrophe” over ambulance delays, it has been warned A hospital’s patients face “significant risk of harm on a daily basis”, ambulance service bosses have warned. In private letters to the trust running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, they say it is down to delays getting people off ambulances […]

‘I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do’

Image caption Sherry is now back home with her family and making plans for the future It was the ninth time in the space of 10 days that Sherry Denness had tried to kill herself. “It felt like checkmate – there were no open doors or other ways for my life to turn, I just […]

Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

Image copyright Getty Images Stephen Hawking was both one of the world’s most famous scientists and most famous disabled people. His life was a juxtaposition of sparkling intellect and failing body. Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease when he was 22. The nerves that controlled his muscles were failing […]

MPs warn of ‘poisonous air’ emergency costing £20bn a year

Image copyright PA Image caption The automotive industry says a £220m clear air fund is already in operation MPs have demanded an end to the UK’s “poisonous air” in an unprecedented report from four Commons committees. The Environment, Health, Transport and Environmental Audit committees want a new Clean Air Act, and a clean air fund […]