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Norfolk hospital plans 'in-patient' care at home - BBC News
A hospital preparing for forthcoming winter bed pressures has confirmed plans to treat dozens of people classed as "in patients" at their own homes.
NHS  patient  safety  Austerity  winter  crisis  sickcare  demand 
3 days ago by asterisk2a
Policing in parts of the UK is 'broken', says Police Federation chief | UK news | The Guardian
John Apter says stretched resources force police to ditch some crime investigations [...] “We can’t do everything – there are going to be situations where we simply can’t deliver the policing we want to deliver,” he said. “In those cases we are failing the public, but that’s not the fault of police officers on the ground, and in some cases it’s not the chief constable’s fault. “You can only slice the financial cake so many ways and you have to prioritise … The public are already suffering and they are going to suffer more and more.” Forces logged 5.5m crimes in the 12 months to March, a rise of 11% on the previous year and the highest tally for an equivalent period since 2005-06. // &! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/12/the-guardian-view-on-legal-aid-cuts-have-caused-chaos-and-must-be-reversed - The Guardian view on legal aid: cuts have caused chaos and must be reversed
UK  Austerity  public  health  safety  patient  NHS  Police  Council  crime  legalaid  legal  aid  Justice  system 
3 days ago by asterisk2a
Daily Mail -- Up to 150 youngsters treated with puberty-blocking jabs 'might not even be transgender' 
'...Autism expert Dr Sally Powis said that autistic teenagers searching for a reason why they did not fit in could fixate on the idea that they were born into the wrong body. ‘If you know you’ve been different since you were a small child, there’s the possibility you consider it’s your gender that’s the issue, rather than autism,’ she said. -- Psychotherapist James Caspian claimed that many clinicians felt unable to question gender beliefs, due in part to a recent Memorandum of Understanding banning ‘conversion therapy’ by the UK Council for Psychotherapy. ‘I have been contacted by psychotherapists who work with adolescents on the autistic spectrum who have expressed concern over the current climate,’ he added. -- Psychotherapist Bob Withers, who has treated a number of transgender patients, said: ‘I think the Tavistock is under pressure because the trans lobby has become so dominant and powerful.’'
UK  NHS  transgenderism  indoctrination  abuse 
12 days ago by adamcrowe
Cancer detection 'going in wrong direction' says charity boss - BBC News
The figures show early detection rates continuing to fall short of a Scottish government target set six years ago.

They show that just a quarter of people with the most common types of cancer are detected at the earliest stage.

And people living in areas of deprivation were much more likely to have a late diagnosis than those who lived in more affluent areas, according to the figures. In the poorest areas, 30.3% of those with cancer were diagnosed at the most advanced stage of the disease (stage 4), as opposed to 19.9% in the least deprived.
Cancer  public  health  poverty  NHS  Austerity  prevention  deprivation  GP 
12 days ago by asterisk2a
Hospital overcrowding blamed for rise in recorded sepsis deaths | Society | The Guardian
Expert says staff shortages are an issue but NHS says increase is due to better data // Sepsis deaths recorded in England's hospitals have risen by more than a third in two years, according to data collected by a leading safety expert. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45045438
NHS  sepsis  Austerity  patient  safety  overcrowding  excess  deaths 
12 days ago by asterisk2a
UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts | Society | The Guardian
Postcode lottery chaos and misconceptions of mental health condition lead to delayed treatment, harming chances of education and future prospects
NHS  mental  health  Austerity  CAMHS  public  crisis  patient  safety 
12 days ago by asterisk2a
Leaked figures reveal more patients coming to harm as NHS standards fall | Society | The Guardian
Growing numbers of critically ill patients are coming to harm as a result of inadequate care provided by NHS staff, new figures reveal.

The number of “serious incidents” involving what the NHS calls “sub-optimal care of deteriorating patients” is going up in hospitals, ambulance services and mental health settings.

The trend has emerged in previously unpublished NHS England figures provided to former Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb, who has branded them “deeply disturbing”.

They also show that the number of patients in hospital in England who are suffering harm in serious incidents because of delays in their treatment has risen significantly over the last two years from 700 for some of 2015-16 (only part-year figures were available) to 1,027 in 2016-17, and then again to 1,515 last year.
NHS  Austerity  patient  safety 
12 days ago by asterisk2a

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