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NHS England records worst A&E waiting times in 15 years

NHS England records worst A&E waiting times in 15 years. The next government could be faced with "one of the bleakest winters in the NHS's history", a health think tank warns. The NHS has recorded its worst A&E waiting times in England since current targets began in 2004. The latest figures show that 83.6% of patients were seen within four hours in October. That compares to 85.2% in September, and 89.1% in October 2018. However, attendances rose to 2,170,510 in October, 4.4% up on [...]

Paramedics to get access to mental health crisis plans

Paramedics to get access to mental health crisis plans Paramedics will soon be able to access the mental health crisis plans of emergency patients while on the move, following the successful first pilot phase of the National Record Locator. The National Record Locator Service enables paramedics and mental health nurses find out whether the patient they are treating has a mental health crisis plan. In doing so, medical responders can decide whether the patient should be transported to a more appropriate care setting than [...]

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance GETTY IMAGES The ambulance was attending to a patient in Edinburgh Police have described as "despicable" the theft of a medical bag from an ambulance in Edinburgh. It was stolen at about 21:20 on Saturday on Caledonian Road in the Dalry area of the city. The green rucksack was marked with the words "emergency medical response". It contained drugs which could be harmful if misused. Officers investigating the theft have asked for anyone who saw it, or knows where [...]

One in five ovarian cancer patients diagnosed too late to get treatment, new data reveals

One in five ovarian cancer patients diagnosed too late to get treatment, new data reveals. Such delays include women not recognising the symptoms, gaps in GP knowledge and delays in getting the right diagnostic tests. Around 20% of women in England are too ill to treat by the time they receive their ovarian cancer diagnosis One in five women in England is too ill to treat by the time they receive their ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to new data. Delays in diagnosis are [...]

Five year-old boy praised for calling 999

Five year-old boy praised for calling 999 Boy, five, praised for calling 999 after finding his grandad unconscious Lucas Carter Wright has been given a commendation and an early Christmas present by North Yorkshire Police because of his bravery. Lucas, five, with his commendation from North Yorkshire Police A five-year-old boy has been described as a "little hero" by police after he called 999 when he found his grandfather unconscious. Lucas Carter Wright had been staying with his grandfather Gary at his home in Catterick Village, [...]