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.
Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medicationKatie Coombs suffered fatal seizure at home after complaining of feeling illWas told by doctors to carry on taking tablets despite not having a fit She cancelled three further appointments, one just days before she diedHer parents did not know she wasn't on her medication, inquest heard and August 3, 2012 – five days before her death.
Hospital chief executive steps down after investigation is launched into patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.
Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.
Popping a daily fish oil tablet could reduce the risk of SKIN CANCER Omega-3 fatty acids found to halve the negative effect sunlight can have on the immune systemBoost the body's ability to fight skin cancerBut the benefits only hold for less than 30 minutes of sun exposure at a time, warn the researchers By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fish oil could protect sun-worshippers from skin cancer, new research suggests.
Gym owner fined after girl, 15, suffered agonising burns all over her body following two illegal ten-minute sunbed sessions Two days after sunbed visit she was rushed to hospital after her skin broke out in blistersShe was left bed-ridden for days and it took three weeks for her skin to heal By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:53 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl suffered severe burns all over her body after she was illegally allowed to use a sunbed at a gym.
The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore hearing for thousands Alastair White lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumpsNow the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skinSound signals pass through the skin on the deaf side and over to the ear that is still functioning | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 31 December 2012 Alastair White was completely deaf in his left ear after suffering mumps A man left completely deaf in one ear after an attack of mumps has become the first person in the UK to have a breakthrough treatment to restore his hearing.
Cancer patient, 7, stars as king in school nativity after nurse works 'Christmas miracle' to move surgery scheduled for same day Finn, 7, underwent 18 months of gruelling cancer treatment He was desperate to star in his school's nativity play but surgery to take out a feeding tube was scheduled for the same dayThe family's Macmillan cancer nurse Sarah stepped in and had the operation rearrangedShe also went in to speak to Finn's primary school after his brother was bullied because Finn had lost his hair Mother described Sarah as 'our Christmas miracle'.
Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing.
Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.