Wales tops England on NHS doctors’ and dentists’ pay deal

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors and dentists in Wales will get a more generous pay deal than those in England, it has been announced. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has accepted all the recommendations of the professions’ pay review body and the rise will be backdated to April. It means all those on salaries will receive […]

Dementia carer: ‘I try not to get upset in my job’

A 24-year-old dementia carer has spoken about the difficulty of experiencing death in his role but says it is something that he tries not to get “upset” about. Krastan Antonov works at a specialist dementia care centre in Cambridge. Despite the emotional pressures and knowing better-paid jobs are available, he says there is nowhere else […]

New cancer machine treats first patient in UK

A pioneering new machine, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in south London, allows doctors to see tumours as they administer radiotherapy to them, which previously not been possible. It is hoped it will lead to more patients being cured of their cancer, with fewer side effects. Source link

Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

Image copyright University of Louisville Image caption Kelly Thomas took part in the study, which enabled her to walk after being injured in a car accident Three patients, all paralysed from the waist down, have been able to walk again after having an electrical patch fitted to their spinal cords. Experts say the device, which […]

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I hope I’m still alive when this ends” Emotional testimonies from people infected with HIV and hepatitis have been heard at the start of the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. The public inquiry is looking at how thousands of NHS patients were given infected blood products […]

Laxative sales may be restricted under government review

Image copyright Getty Images The government is considering imposing stricter regulations on the sale of laxatives amid concerns they could be abused by people with eating disorders. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will examine measures such as age limits on purchasers and possibly ending over-the-counter sales. Experts say available evidence suggests more than […]

Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help

Image caption Cerys was a happy, outgoing child until she developed anxiety five years ago After being sent five hours from home for treatment for anorexia Cerys “cried her eyes out the entire night”. The 18-year-old from south Wales was sent to London as her local hospital had no specialist facilities to deal with eating […]

Contaminated blood scandal inquiry is ‘too little, too late’

A public inquiry is starting into the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead – including Barbara Scott’s husband. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products infected with hepatitis and HIV during the 1970s and 1980s. Barbara’s husband, Robert, was a haemophiliac. He died in 1993 after contracting HIV and hepatitis C […]

Will 'Modicare' be a success in India?

India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed “Modicare”. Source link

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

A medical photographer has spoken to the BBC about her career capturing images of disease, injury, surgery and occasionally death. Martha Whiffen, 27, is based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and has won a number of awards for her work. The photos, which often require a strong stomach, are used for a variety of medical […]

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