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Liverpool brain injury hospital rated ‘outstanding’

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated ‘outstanding’

Image copyright Walton Hospital Image caption The hospital is in the top 10 for nursing care in the Nursing Times A hospital specialising in brain and spinal injuries has been praised by health inspectors for the “outstanding” care it offers to patients. The Walton Centre in Liverpool was given the highest rating by the Care […]

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Image copyright Thinkstock Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts. The Department of Health said it wanted to reduce the £2.8bn a year pharmacy bill by more than £200m over the next two years. It has been suggested cuts on […]

‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

Image copyright iStock Image caption It is the DVLA’s job to ensure people in Great Britain are safe and fit to drive The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report has suggested. It said people’s lives had been put on hold for years because of […]

Teenager describes summer on ‘terrifying’ adult ward

Media caption“A couple of times when I was on the ward there were older people that died” A teenage girl with mental health problems has described her “terrifying” experience of being cared for on an adult ward. Sascha, 16, from west Cornwall, says she was treated alongside terminally ill people and patients with dementia. She […]

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated ‘outstanding’

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated ‘outstanding’

Image copyright Walton Hospital Image caption The hospital is in the top 10 for nursing care in the Nursing Times A hospital specialising in brain and spinal injuries has been praised by health inspectors for the “outstanding” care it offers to patients. The Walton Centre in Liverpool was given the highest rating by the Care […]

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Image copyright Thinkstock Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts. The Department of Health said it wanted to reduce the £2.8bn a year pharmacy bill by more than £200m over the next two years. It has been suggested cuts on […]

‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

Image copyright iStock Image caption It is the DVLA’s job to ensure people in Great Britain are safe and fit to drive The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report has suggested. It said people’s lives had been put on hold for years because of […]

Teenager describes summer on ‘terrifying’ adult ward

Media caption“A couple of times when I was on the ward there were older people that died” A teenage girl with mental health problems has described her “terrifying” experience of being cared for on an adult ward. Sascha, 16, from west Cornwall, says she was treated alongside terminally ill people and patients with dementia. She […]

An autistic boy who can’t be touched has connected with a service dog

An autistic boy who can’t be touched has connected with a service dog

An autistic boy who can’t be touched or hugged by anyone has connected for the first time – with his new service dog. Five-year-old Kainoa Niehaus travelled to the 4 Paws For Ability centre in Ohio from Japan after two years of waiting for an animal to become available. His mum Shanna shared a photo […]

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Pharmacy plan ‘could lead to High Street closures’

Image copyright Thinkstock Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts. The Department of Health said it wanted to reduce the £2.8bn a year pharmacy bill by more than £200m over the next two years. It has been suggested cuts on […]