Ministers accused of ‘spoiling for a fight’ with nurses over pay

Ministers were under intense pressure last night to open new pay talks that could avert a devastating series of NHS strikes as health unions suggested a deal could be struck if both sides were willing to negotiate and compromise. Amid claims from Labour and from NHS sources that ministers appeared...
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What the papers say – December 4

The papers take a look at royal dramas, nurses strikes and the migrant crisis.Reported tensions on the eve of the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Netflix series are front page of the Daily Mirror, The Sun and the Sunday Express.Sunday's front page: Utterly explosive#TomorrowsPapersToday— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 3, 2022SUN ON SUNDAY: Harry - Brits need lessons #TomorrowsPapersToday— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 3, 2022Sunday's front cover: William - I'll fight back— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 3, 2022The Observer and The Daily Telegraph report on the nurses’ ongoing industrial dispute.Tomorrow’s front page— The Observer (@ObserverUK)...
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Increasing complexity in healthcare leads to increased risk

The healthcare sector not only faces a greater number of threats from cyber-attacks compared to other industries but it could also be one of the most vulnerable industries to cyber attacks. These cybersecurity vulnerabilities were most highlighted by the recent attack on the UK's NHS this August, which resulted in widespread outages across the NHS.
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Three-year-old Strep A victim waited in A&E for two hours

GPs have spoken of their concerns at missing signs of Strep A as it emerged a three-year-old NHS consultant’s son who became the latest victim of the infection had waited two hours in A&E. Ayyub’s father, a consultant haematologist, has now urged parents to “insist their child is seen...

Military could be deployed to help limit Christmas strike disruption

Military personnel could be drafted in to limit disruption caused by planned strikes in the run-up to Christmas. Military personnel could be deployed as ambulance drivers and firefighters, the government said. It said around 2,000 military personnel, civil servants and volunteers are being trained to support a range of services,...

Caving in to public sector pay demands would cost £28 billion, No 10 warns

MEMBERS of the Armed Forces are being lined up to drive ambulances, fight fires and guard border posts ahead of crippling union strikes planned in the run up to Christmas. With a new ‘winter of discontent’ threatened by unions across multiple sectors, including rail workers, the NHS, the Fire Brigade, the Border Force and the Post Office, Downing Street is keen to be seen to be taking action to minimise disruption for the public.

New drug hope for 1.5 million diabetic Britons at risk of kidney disease

Diabetics are to be offered a daily pill that slashes their risk of developing life-threatening kidney and heart complications. The high sugar levels in diabetes can damage blood vessels in the kidneys. When this happens, toxins cannot be filtered out of the blood, putting strain on the heart. Last week,...

Strikes every day before Christmas – which sectors are affected and why | Politics News

The UK is dealing with a wave of strikes this winter, with at the least one walkout a day forward of Christmas, as staff from totally different industries search higher pay. From transport to the NHS, schooling to supply drivers, tens of 1000’s of individuals from numerous industries are anticipated to take industrial motion as recession grips the UK and the value of residing rises.

HEALTH NOTES: GPs fail women over weight loss

More than half of British women who want to lose weight are failed by their GPs, it is claimed. Some 54 per cent of the 2,500 women who took part in a survey said their doctor offered no advice or help for weight loss. This is despite NHS recommendations advising that GPs discuss weight-loss plans with patients or refer them to local specialist services.

Matt Hancock on the multi-million pound app that couldn't take Covid test results

Matt Hancock has prided himself throughout his political career on being at the cutting edge of new technology – but his pandemic diaries reveal an embarrassing misfire with the NHS phone app that was meant to track everybody’s Covid status. In August 2020, he writes in his Pandemic...

NHS would ‘welcome’ Army help to prop up service during strikes, says health chief

‘We will really welcome their support’, says NHS Providers leader. ‘We will really welcome their support’, says NHS Providers leader. The world’s first public, News Briefing Service. All the news, from everywhere, in one place!. Summarised in your News Briefing. Exposing the bias in mainstream bias. Evaluate...

Patients face Christmas without vital drugs as costs of basic pharmacy medicines soar

Wholesale prices for drugs like steroids and migraine medication have surgedIncreasing number of chemists not buying more, saying it would bankrupt themPack of prednisolone is nearly £60 wholesale but pharmacists get just £13.88 Pharmacists are now losing money on more than 100 different medications. Patients risk being left...