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Delays in radiology results ‘affecting patient care’

Image copyright Getty Images The regulator of heath care services in England is calling for a limit on how long it takes to report the results of patients’ x-rays and scans. The Care Quality Commission’s…

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Paramedic who stole from patient jailed

Image copyright Devon & Cornwall Police Image caption Anna Mogford withdrew nearly £500 at a hospital cash point, where she was filmed on CCTV A paramedic who stole an 87-year-old patient’s purse during an emergency…



‘Silly’ cancer nurse Debbie reunited with patient

A woman has been reunited with a nurse who did “silly things” to make her cancer treatment as a teenager less painful. Liz Brown spent four months in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1989 with a spinal…


Spider-Man mask makes cancer patient, 6, braver

A six-year-old boy with a brain tumour has been wearing a Spider-Man mask during his treatment, to give him “superpowers”. Harry St Ledger, from Titchfield, Hampshire, has a very rare type of tumour, known as…


Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Image copyright NIHR Image caption Cathy Perkins was given only months to live before starting a NHS trial A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given…



Foreign patient charge ‘tears apart families’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Up-front charges for migrants to use the NHS are unfair on nurses and are tearing families apart, union leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing wants the £200 overseas…


Belfast patient recall: Private clinic to open helpline

Image caption The trust says it is a “serious” situation and has apologised A private clinic is to open a helpline following the recall of 2,500 neurology patients in Northern Ireland for a case review….


Leaky roofs, pest control ‘risking NHS patient safety’ – Labour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There were more than 3,500 issues relating to leaking roofs Some NHS trusts in England are experiencing leaking roofs and problems with broken or blocked sewage pipes hundreds of…


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