4,600 deaths linked to patient safety incidents in the NHS over the past year

Patient safety data submitted to the NHS’s National Reporting and Learning System showed that over 4,600 deaths were linked to patient safety incidents. Although guidance...

Social isolation results in memory loss in later life

Social isolation contributes to memory loss in older age, according to research by the London School of Economics'Care Policy and Evaluation Centre. The paper, published...

Stark warning from scientists that 250,000 might die without stringent measures

Around 250,000 people will die in Britain as a result of the coronavirus outbreak unless more draconian measures are adopted to protect the population,...

‘Postcode lottery’ of PPE, survey of surgeons finds

A third of surgeons and trainees surveyed across the UK by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) say they do not believe...

Three charts that show where the coronavirus death rate is heading

On April 7, The Conversation published three graphs showing the rise of deaths from COVID-19 in seven countries. What we could not have known...

Leading North West inquest lawyer calls for immediate Public Inquiry into Covid-19 pandemic

One of the UK’s most senior legal experts, who was at the helm of the much-publicised Hillsborough inquests, is calling for a Public Inquiry...

Hollyoaks confirm male suicide storyline

Hollyoaks has been exploring mid-life depression amongst males with two of its best-loved characters, Darren and Kyle, one of whom will lose his battle...

Care for Carers package needed to support mental health of 3 million NHS and...

The Labour Party is today calling for a shake-up of mental health support to ensure that, for the first time ever, 3.1 million NHS...

Oldham Medical Practice preventing from operating for four months after snap inspection

An Oldham medical practice has been prevented from operating for the next four months after an inspection from the Care Quality Commission in June. The...

Warning over dangers of baby face masks

Parents and carers are being warned of the risk of suffocation from 'cute' baby coverings being promoted online. The Bury, Rochdale and Oldham Child Death...