New NHS 111 helpline puts patient safety at risk, doctors warn

Launch of new NHS 111 helpline should be delayed as it's already in chaos, say doctors BMA says the service was overwhelmed in just a few hours after its recent launch in some areas And rolling out service nationwide from next Monday 'will put lives at risk' due to poor quality adviceSome patients forced to wait hours for advice By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 28 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA's GP committee, questioned the quality of advice given out Doctors have called for a delay in the launch of a new non-emergency advice line for patients, saying it will put safety at risk.

New NHS phoneline "will put lives at risk": Doctors" warning after 111 number goes into meltdown

New NHS phoneline 'will put lives at risk': Doctors' warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Callers put on hold for two hours or told to call back tomorrowService overwhelmed just a few hours after launch in some areasDoctors warn making service live nationwide from April will be 'dangerous' By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 23:34 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 25 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman says April 1 is much too soon to introduce the new 111 service for the NHS Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday.

How women would rather give up sex than chocolate: One in five say treat would be last thing they forego

How women would rather give up sex than chocolate: One in five say treat would be last thing they foregoMore than 20 per cent of women said that chocolate would be the last thing they could give up, according to aa Cancer Research UK campaignBut just nine per cent said that sex would be the hardest thing to forego | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 4 December 2012 The log fire is raging and the lights are turned down low.

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs? American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK.Cult LA baker Sprinkles launched the dispenser in the U.S. earlier this year and is now bringing the device to BritainBeverly Hills machine churns out over 1,000 cupcakes a day Cakes set to cost around £3 each

Half of Britons are so clueless about their own bodies they are unable to point out where their HEART is

Half of Britons are so clueless about their own bodies they are unable to point out where their HEART is | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 12 September 2012 More than half of Britons are so clueless about their bodies that they cannot pinpoint the correct location of their heart, it emerged today.

Essex “lion”: 30 police officers, crack marksmen and two helicopters join search

“I heard the Essex lion roar behind my house”: Fear of residents told to stay at home as police launch hunt for “big cat” 30 police officers, marksmen and two helicopters in searchPanicked man running towards family yelled: “It”s a f****** lion!” Family playing backgammon in front room heard very loud roar . Residents of a village where a lion is believed to be on the loose have today spoken of their fear after police launched a huge search for the beast.

Three-week cough "could be lung cancer warning": Awareness campaign launched by stars who lost relatives to the disease

Persistent cough 'could be warning sign of lung cancer': Stars who lost relatives to disease launch awareness campaign Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and affects 33,000 people in England every year | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 7 May 2012 Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the Government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

MRSA cases plummet as doctors, nurses and patients clean up at hospital sinks

'Washing hands has saved more lives than any medical breakthrough in a generation': MRSA cases plummet as campaign helps hospitals clean up their actTriple the amount of soap and alcohol gel bought follow launch of 2004 campaignMore diligent procedures have saved 10,000 lives says report author Campaign reminded visitors and staff to scrub hands before touching patients, eating food and after going to the toilet | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 4 May 2012 Washing away the problem: The campaign to get staff and the public to was their hands in hospitals has halved the number of MRSA cases, says a new study Thousands of deaths have been prevented in hospitals because medical staff are being more diligent about washing their hands, a study has claimed.