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Last year, the NHS fell victim to a global ransomware attack which led to the cancellation of nearly 20,000 hospital appointments. However, since the attack, both the government and NHS bodies have allegedly failed to...
Fishermen from around Devon and Cornwall were joined by UKIP MEPs, members and Brexiteers on Sunday to protest against the Brexit transition deal. The rally was part of a nationwide protest in many of the...
Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, has said that freedom from EU law will mean the UK could introduce tougher rules on the food and drink industry. He has suggested that a post-Brexit...
With the average student debt running at £50,000, rising to an average of £57,000 for the poorest, there has been growing concern regarding the cost of going to university and whether it represents value for...
A new student campaign group for the “under 55 population” has been launched with the purpose of undoing the result of the EU referendum. The founder of ‘Our Future, Our Choice’, Femi Oluwole, told Sky...
Public Health England wants e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription. The agency wants them to be prescribed on the NHS within the next few years because of how successful they have been at helping...
A health tourism loophole is costing the NHS £20million a year, according to The Sun, a tabloid newspaper. It is believed that millions of fraudsters have taken advantage of the British taxpayer in order to...
A health tourist has racked up more than half a million pounds worth of medical fees after having treatment at a UK hospital. The unnamed patient, who is from outside the EU, received treatment from...
In an attempt to combat health tourism, providers of NHS treatment have now been required to make sure that patients in England are eligible to receive free care whereas patients, ineligible for free NHS care,...
Britain has joined nearly 200 countries in signing up to a United Nations resolution to eliminate plastic in the sea. Under the resolution, which was signed by all members of the United Nations, all countries...