Lily Wythe: ‘Brave’ teenager dies from ‘cruel’ brain tumour

Lily Wythe: 'Brave' teenager dies from 'cruel' brain tumour BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH Lily Wythe was diagnosed with brain cancer in September A 14-year-old girl for whom £300,000 was raised so she could undergo brain tumour treatment abroad has died. Lily Wythe, of Essex, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September. An online campaign was set up by her best friend Lillie Cotgrove to raise money to fund medical treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. The fundraising target was met in January. Her family announced on Facebook the death [...]

The doctor who worked at Spire Hospital accused of botched operations

The doctor who worked at the same firm as Ian Paterson accused of botched operations. Exclusive: Michael Walsh treated patients at a hospital run by Spire, which employed rogue breast surgeon Spire sacked Michael Walsh after colleagues and numerous patients raised concerns. Photograph: David Jones/PA A doctor who worked at the same private healthcare firm as the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been accused of subjecting scores of his patients to unnecessary operations that left many in pain, traumatised and unable to work, [...]

Contaminated blood victims ‘no closer’ to support parity

Contaminated blood victims 'no closer' to support parity PA Northern Ireland victims of the contaminated blood scandal have said they are no closer to securing financial support that would bring them into line with victims in England. They met Health Minister Robin Swann on Thursday and urged him to address a disparity in payments. Victims in Northern Ireland are paid less than those elsewhere in the UK. They said the meeting was constructive but Mr Swann told them he was keeping his options open. Nigel [...]

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb because the NHS is struggling to cope with a surge in the number of elderly patients. Chris Whitty says drastic action needed to cope with number of patients 65+ Countryside districts are often poorly served by GPs and hospital clinics he says Professor Whitty proposes a series of radical solutions to our ageing crisis The NHS risks being overwhelmed by an old-age health crisis, the new Chief Medical Officer warns today. Chris Whitty says [...]

Coronavirus – How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19

Coronavirus - How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19 Both the NHS and World Health Organisation are advising on how to protect yourself and others from getting coronavirus. Tips on how to avoid catching and spreading viruses The risk to the UK public posed by the new coronavirus has been raised from low to moderate by chief medical officers, although they stress the risk to individuals remains low. Both the NHS and World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued guidance on how to protect [...]