In this week’s news article we take a look at the celebrations being held to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Boyne.
In the news this week, the Bank of England is asking for the public to nominate a scientist to be the face of the new £50 note. Learn more.
This week’s news round-up is headlined by reports that a new government plan hopes to speed up the time it takes for new, life-changing medicines to reach NHS patients. In April next year, five new drugs will be selected for fast-tracking. Elsewhere, Read More
This week’s news round-up features reports that plans to introduce an NHS ‘Airbnb’ scheme have been dropped following a backlash about the safety risks involved. Elsewhere a new study has reported that an additional 280,000 non-emergency operations could be carried out each Read More
This week’s news article begins with concerning research regarding care cuts. It has been reported that elderly and disabled people are been driven to self-inflicted harm due to social care cuts. Elsewhere, a new report has been released which hits-out at banks Read More
The main news this week focuses on reports which claim NHS workers are demanding a 3.9% pay rise. Unions representing NHS staff have written the chancellor to demand the pay rise, as well as an extra £800 to make up for the Read More
The main news this week concerns people looking up symptoms on the internet. This method of ‘self-diagnosis’ is leading to people worrying excessively about their health and booking unnecessary appointments and tests. This is also known as Cyber-Chondria. Elsewhere, a 13-year-old girl who Read More
The main headline this week’s news round-up concerns the flu vaccine. According to Public Health England, last winter’s flu vaccine was not as effective in elderly people, but worked perfectly in children. Elsewhere, there’s worrying news coming from Age UK and the Read More
The Government has announced the “biggest ever” expansion plans for the National Health Service (NHS). This is the story that tops our weekly round-up of news from the NHS. Elsewhere, the number of patients waiting to admitted to hospital has it four Read More
We all know that smoking is bad for our health, however there are still approximately 10 million adults in the UK who smoke and only 30-40% of them try to quit smoking each year. Of the overall population, 19% of adults smoke, with 20% Read More