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Health News Digest

NHS in England and Wales

party leaders debate NHS standards in England and Wales. BBC News, BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:45 GMT

transplants

consultation on an opt-out system for Scotland ends tomorrow. Evening Times   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:14 GMT

NHS Lothian

Ombudsman upholds complaint about a woman's cancer treatment. STV News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:01:50 GMT

hospital food

readers give their views on meals provided in NHS Lothian hospitals. Evening News p.10-11   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:01:23 GMT

Ebola

WHO emergency team discusses measures to contain the Ebola outbreak. BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:01:00 GMT

mental health

Care Quality Commission says too many people with mental illness are being locked up in police cells. BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:31 GMT

dental health

NICE issues guidelines for schools on how to improve children's oral health. BBC News    

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT

winter planning

Public Health England issues guidance on how to stay healthy over the winter. BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:40 GMT

Parkinson's Disease

UK study finds changes in walking patterns can signal Parkinson's. Daily Mail, Scotsman p.16   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:13 GMT

NHS staff

FoI figures show numbers of NHS workers in Scotland raising concerns about staffing levels. Courier, Scotsman    

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:47 GMT

dementia

GPs in England are to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis. BBC News    

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:20 GMT

meningitis

a student at Glasgow Kelvin College is being treated for suspected meningitis. BBC News, Courier, Evening Times, Scotsman    

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:06 GMT

NHS in England

260 extra doctors are to be recruited to ease pressure on A&E units in England. BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:53:21 GMT

NHS in Wales

health minister Mark Drakeford accuses Conservatives of lying about the NHS in Wales. BBC News

health secretary Jeremy Hunt says the NHS in Wales provides a second-class service. Courier   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:52:44 GMT

assisted suicide

Care Not Killing launches a petition to oppose legalising assisted suicide in Scotland. BBC News, Courier, Scotsman, STV News, Herald p.11    

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:52:06 GMT

cancer

Aberdeen researchers say delays in bowel cancer treatment have no effect on survival. Scotsman p.16, University of Aberdeen news release  

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:51:24 GMT

transplants

Anne McTaggart MSP proposes a system of presumed consent for organ donation in Scotland. Scotsman p.25   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:58 GMT

nutrition

newspaper campaign for better food in Scotland's hospitals continues. Scottish Daily Mail p.1/6-7

Canadian study finds vitamin D deficiency in children who are given milk substitutes. Scotsman p.12   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:08:43 GMT

dementia

GPs in England are to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis. BBC News, BBC News, Courier   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:08:11 GMT

NICE

doctors raise concerns about the regulator for the NHS in England. BBC News   

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:07:45 GMT

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