NHS Heartstopper

NHS Heartstopper

Staff, patients and even its Trust chair are up in arms at NHS England’s plans to cut Brompton Hospital’s Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) unit, the largest and one of the best in the country. This will make its paediatric intensive care unit unsustainable. Thousands of children with complex respiratory diseases...

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New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

Lamborghini, best known for high performance cars is teaming up with the Houston Methodist Research Institute to study using composite materials, similar to that used in its supercars, for the development of better prosthetics. The project will be conducted by Dr Mauro Ferrari, the Institute’s president and CEO whose research...

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Autumnal Health Tips

Autumnal Health Tips

The UK has been blessed with one of its best summers in recent memory, but the transition to autumn can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we have put together some autumnal wellness tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!)...

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Zone one gyms needn’t necessarily break the bank

Zone one gyms needn’t necessarily break the bank

So you’re looking for gyms in zone one that’s not going to cost you a Premier League footballer’s weekly wage. Good luck! But wait, what’s this? There’s a gym near Bayswater underground station offering monthly memberships for less than £30. I bet the equipment is old and rusty, and the...

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Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

The Government has announced plans to further cut smoking rates and create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”. Ministers are aiming to reduce the current smoking rate of 15.5 per cent of adults in England, to 12 per cent by end of 2022. In order to achieve this, measures including high taxes...

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Government to hold inquiry on blood transfusion scandal

Government to hold inquiry on blood transfusion scandal

The government is to hold a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV as a result of blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, Downing Street confirms. Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt, announced to colleagues on Tuesday 11 July that an...

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The Lister Hospital rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

The Lister Hospital rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

The Lister Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has been rated outstanding by national regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The 61-bedded, 4 theatre hospital in Chelsea has an onsite intensive care unit and provides care across a range of specialities from outpatient treatment through to complex procedures and surgery....

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Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Developing cancer has proven to be more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests.  In 2014, in the most recent figures available, there were 361,216 cancer diagnoses in the UK, compared to 289,841 marriages, according to an analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support. New cancer cases are...

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Royal Trinity Hospice appoints new Chair

Royal Trinity Hospice appoints new Chair

Royal Trinity Hospice has appointed Adrian Williams as its new Chair. He succeeds Derek Wyatt who is retiring on 30 June after six successful years in the role. Adrian Williams (51) has been a trustee at Trinity since June 2014.  He held senior positions in private equity and investment banking...

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Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

There has been a dramatic rise in reported cases of mumps, particularly in teenagers and young adults across London, public health officials warned. Public Health England (PHE), alongside the NHS, are investigating after nearly 450 cases were reported between January 1 and May 30 this year. This is an increase...

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