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lecanemab
Positive phase 3 trial results, have raised hope among scientists that the effectiveness of lecanemab is the first step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. After decades of research resulting in drugs available to ease the symptoms, lecanemab is the first drug to reverse the disease itself. Some scientists, however, have urged caution and downplayed the effectiveness of...

Ambulance workers in England to strike before Christmas

Ambulance workers in England have voted to strike for the first time in 30 years adding pressure on the NHS with nurses and other NHS staff preparing their industrial action in December. Paramedics, ambulance technicians and 999 call handlers are...

NHS backlog reduction at ‘serious risk’ NAO report warns

It had been hoped that NHS services would return to pre-pandemic levels early next year.  Cancer services were to be expanded by 30% in 2024/25. But a report by...

Nurses to strike before Christmas – govt claims ‘well-oiled contingencies’ in place

Nurses have voted for the biggest strike in NHS history after a decade of paycuts that has seen their pay fall 20% since 2010. The first ever national strike by...

NHS issues first ever amber alert over blood shortages

Blood supplies in England are so low that the NHS has issued its first ever amber warning meaning some surgeries may be postponed due to the shortages. NHS Blood and...
RCN strike over pay

RCN strike over pay – nurses start voting today

On Thursday, nurses begin voting on the first-ever RCN strike over pay. Thousands of nurses have left their job adding to the NHS' worsening staffing crisis. The NHS would face major disruption this winter...

Eton plays on despite FA ban on all football to honour Queen

The UK’s most famous private school, Eton College has been condemned for playing football on Saturday despite an FA order to stop all games to show respect following the Queen’s death. Football fixtures at all...

Thérèse Coffey to face a barrage of health system problems

Liz Truss has appointed her close friend, Thérèse Coffey, as the new health and social care secretary. Pay disputes and growing waiting lists are but a few of the system's problems she will have...
mental health

Mental health services waiting list soars to 1.2 million

The NHS waiting list for mental health services is now at 1.2 million people. Years of underfunding and escalating demand post-pandemic have seen the National Health Service powerless in getting a grip on a...
social care sector

Social care sector in dire need of immediate cash injection

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has said that the adult social care sector urgently needs a long-term plan and additional funding. The cross-party committee compiled a report to outline the needs...