Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHS

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHSKing's College NHS Foundation Trust carried out 19 operations in 2 yearsIt is believed the trust has been paid around 1m for the operationsThe organs have been given to fee paying non EU patients There are currently 550 NHS patients awaiting a life saving transplant By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 25 March 2013 Scarce donor organs meant for NHS patients are being sold to wealthy foreigners for tens of thousands of pounds.

Cancer patient sues hospital after surgeons removed wrong testicle

Cancer patient sues hospital after surgeons removed wrong testicleWiltshire man, 48, sues Salisbury District HospitalSurgery for cancerous testicle saw the other removed By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 A patient suffering from cancer who had a healthy testicle removed by mistake is suing the hospital where he had the operation.

DePuy "sold toxic hip implants despite knowing they could be dangerous for THREE YEARS"

Toxic hip implants sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary 'which knew for THREE YEARS that they could be dangerous' DePuy marketed metal-on-metal implants 'despite surgeon's warnings'Hips failed after 2.5 yrs far more regularly than other models, tests foundThey were suspected of causing potentially toxic metal to get into bloodRevelations on warnings come in Los Angeles compensation court case year the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert to the NHS on a wide range of 'metal on metal' implants, saying there was a ‘small risk’ they could cause complications in patients.

21-stone teenager tormented by school bullies has 6,000 gastric bypass on the NHS

21st schoolgirl who was 'unhealthier than a 100-a-day smoker' gets new lease of life after 6,000 NHS gastric bypass Emma Money, 17, had the health of a 100-a-day smoker as so overweightBut claims her weight is due to genetic condition passed down from father Was 'terrorised' and verbally and physically abused by school bulliesTook two years to find surgeon willing to operate on her Emma with her mother, Gwen.

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

The breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructions using PIG tissue

The breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructions using PIG tissue Structure of pig collagen is similar to that of humansPig tissue now being used as a graft inside the breast to hold new implantOver time, the graft becomes part of a woman's bodyProcedure enables women to have reconstruction at the same time as their breast is removed, rather than having second operation later on | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 19 December 2012 Breast cancer patients are benefiting from a new form of reconstructive surgery that uses tissues from pigs.

Father whose hand was sliced in half by industrial machinery has it sewn back together…AND regains feeling in his fingers

Father whose hand was sliced in half by industrial machinery has it sewn back together…AND regains feeling in his fingers Atushkumar Patel, 37, lost four fingers and part of his right hand when the machine he was cleaning turned itself on automatically Was rushed to Broomfield Hospital in Essex, where surgeons spent ten hours painstakingly wiring his bones, tendons and nerves back togetherNow, just five weeks after his horrific accident, he has managed to regain the movement and feeling in his fingers | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 13 December 2012 A father-of-two whose hand was sliced in half by a machine has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to painstaking surgery.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial

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.