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'Distressing' 999 wait highlights South West Ambulance delays

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 04:33
Steve Iles died while waiting 11 hours for an ambulance, despite six 999 calls to report bleeding.
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Poorer areas in England suffer most from GP shortage, study finds

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 04:09
Patients in more deprived parts of England feel the most let down by a lack of access to care.
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Parkinson's: 'Lack of specialist care for Wales patients'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 20:01
"People under 40 can certainly get Parkinson's," says ex-rugby player trying to cope with disease.
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Lucy Letby: Nurse hovered over baby night before her death, jury told

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 15:46
Nurse Lucy Letby is alleged to have injected air into the bloodstream of a baby girl.
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David Fuller: Double murderer pleads guilty to more mortuary sexual abuse

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 10:40
Ex-hospital electrician David Fuller is serving a whole-life sentence for the murder of two women.
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Damning report on surgeon Prof Sam Eljamel's botched operations

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 06:27
The report into Prof Sam Eljamel, seen by the BBC, said NHS Tayside repeatedly let patients down.
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'Seeing Matt Hancock on I'm A Celebrity will bring back heartache'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 06:16
A bereaved mother says Matt Hancock's decision to go on I'm A Celebrity is disrespectful.
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NHS disruption driving rise in heart deaths, charity says

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 03:58
Ambulance delays and waiting lists are driving excess cardiac deaths, the British Heart Foundation says.
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Magic-mushroom drug can treat severe depression, trial suggests

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 21:35
In a trial, 25mg of psilocybin put patients in a dreamlike state, making therapy more likely to succeed.
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Betsi Cadwaladr: C-section delay left baby severely disabled

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 19:11
A baby was left "severely disabled" after a delay during his delivery by C-section, High Court hears.
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NHS boss Amanda Pritchard says patients not always getting care they deserve

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 14:49
Challenge facing health service greater than it was at peak of pandemic, says Amanda Pritchard.
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Matt Hancock defends joining I'm A Celebrity cast

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 09:05
The ex-health secretary says politicians should "go where the people are" and not "sit in ivory towers".
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Benefit cuts for disabled people in hospital called unfair

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 06:35
At least 45,000 disabled people affected this year by so-called hospitalisation rule.
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Can interim care help ease Scotland's hospital bed shortage?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 06:21
In Lothian, care homes are used as a temporary measure to help rehabilitate patients before they go home.
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Oliver McGowan: NHS autism training mandatory after teen's death

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 06:09
Lessons are being shared after Oliver McGowan from Bristol was given medicine unsuitable for him.
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Crohn's disease: 'I lived on bran flakes and sweets for a year'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 06:09
Sianny Thomas says gummy sweets were the only only thing she could eat without being in pain.
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Covid: Boris Johnson WhatsApp messages requested by inquiry

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 15:08
The messages, alongside other documents, are part of the probe into political decision-making.
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Call to ban nicotine pouch sale to under-18s

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 01:31
They should fall under the same UK legal age restrictions as cigarettes and vapes, say campaigners.
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Lebanon cholera: 'We're afraid of everything now'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 01:06
The infectious disease is spreading fast in a country ill-equipped to stop it.
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Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 13:32
Rishi Sunak is told he is needs to "try harder" over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff.
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