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Privatisation of NHS continues as hospital contract awarded to Richard Branson

| blog, Health, junior doctors, L&B World, NHS, Richard Branson, UK | January 14, 2016

Richard Branson has been awarded a lucrative NHS deal (Picture: Getty Images)
Richard Branson has been awarded a lucrative NHS deal (Picture: Getty Images)

Richard Branson has just been awarded a £126million contract to take over services at hospitals in Kent.

Virgin Care, which beat Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust to the lucrative deal, will be able to run health services in the hospitals for the next seven years.

At the end of this period, Virgin will have the opportunity to extend the contract for another three years. The deal follows a tendering process that began in November 2014.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provided wide-ranging care for people in the community, including home… Read the full story

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‘We can’t afford to let our NHS go’: Junior doctor’s heartbreaking open letter about the strike

| blog, L&B World, NHS, UK | January 12, 2016

Junior doctors on the picket line outside Maidstone Hospital in Kent as a doctors go on strike for 24 hours in a dispute with the government over new contracts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 12, 2016. Across England, around 4,000 operations and procedures have been cancelled, with thousands more routine appointments also expected to be postponed. See PA story HEALTH Doctors. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Junior doctors on the picket line outside Maidstone Hospital in Kent (Picture: PA)

Today, junior doctors are at picket lines up and down the country.

The strikes are the first instance of industrial action by junior doctors in 40 years.

And one… Read the full story

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David Cameron makes last-minute appeal to junior doctors to call off strike

| blog, David Cameron, L&B World, NHS, UK | January 11, 2016

(Picture: PA)
(Picture: PA)

David Cameron has made a last-minute appeal to junior doctors to call off their planned strike.

Tomorrow at 8am, junior doctors will take 24-hour industrial action for the first time in 40 years after new contract negotiations between the British Medical Association and the Government broke down.

The Prime Minister urged junior doctors to call off the ‘unnecessary’ strike, which he says will cause ‘real difficulties for patients and potentially worse.’

‘It will be damaging,’ he said.

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8 things that happen to your body when you quit smoking

| blog, Health, L&B World, News, NHS | January 8, 2016

xx things that happen to your body when you quit smoking Source: Getty / Alamy Credit: METRO/Myles Goode
What happens if you beat the cravings (Picture: Getty/Alamy/METRO/Myles Goode)

Some get a gym membership. Others stop drinking. And many of us are probably trying to quit smoking in 2016.

It’s no easy feat, considering only 4 to 7% of people are estimated to be able to quit successfully without any medical help.

But for those making a good go of it, what can you expect to happen to you? Will you really be able to notice a difference?

Yes, as it turns out. Here are 8 things that will happen to your body when you stop smoking.

1) You’ll… Read the full story

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Junior doctors to stage 24-hour strike next week after Government talks break down

| blog, L&B World, NHS, UK | January 4, 2016

Models. Reconstructed Scene In Hospital. Saint Louis Hospital In Paris, France. (Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images)
This will be the first of three actions by junior doctors (Picture: BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images)

Junior doctors will go on strike after talks with the government failed.

Junior NHS doctors in England will strike next Tuesday (January 12) the British Medical Association said.

The strike will compose of a 24-hour walk-out starting at 8am next Tuesday and will be followed by a 48-hour strike on January 26.

A third day of action will also follow in February.

Representatives from the British Medical Association (BMA), NHS Employers and the Department of Health were holding talks to find a settlement over a new contract.

Strike… Read the full story

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How much has your local hospital made from parking fees?

| blog, L&B World, NHS, UK | December 21, 2015

EMBARGOED TO 0001 TUESDAY DECEMBER 22 File photo dated 30/03/12 of a general view of hospital car parking charge on a sign, as some NHS hospital trusts are making more than £3 million a year from car park charges, an investigation has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. Year on year, hospitals across England are raising increasing amounts of money from staff, patients and visitors, including those who are disabled, the Freedom of Information study by the Press Association found.See PA story HEALTH Parking. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
(Picture: PA Wire)

NHS hospital trusts are under fire after an investigation revealed some are making in excess… Read the full story

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Mother had 16 babies taken into care, report shows

| blog, L&B World, NHS, UK | December 14, 2015

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The number of babies taken from their mothers has gone up by 150 per cent in five years (Picture: Getty Images)

One mother has had 16 babies taken into care, a new report has revealed.

Family court records studied by researchers at Lancaster University, Brunel University and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust showed that the number of newborn children taken from their mothers has gone up by 150 per cent in five years, and that in a third of all of these cases the mother was a teenager.

The records also showed that one unidentified mother, who is still of child-bearing age, has had 16 babies taken away from her.

‘They… Read the full story

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Mother had 16 babies taken into care, report shows

| blog, L&B World, NHS, UK | December 14, 2015

Picture: Getty Images)
The number of babies taken from their mothers has gone up by 150 per cent in five years (Picture: Getty Images)

One mother has had 16 babies taken into care, a new report has revealed.

Family court records studied by researchers at Lancaster University, Brunel University and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust showed that the number of newborn children taken from their mothers has gone up by 150 per cent in five years, and that in a third of all of these cases the mother was a teenager.

The records also showed that one unidentified mother, who is still of child-bearing age, has had 16 babies taken away from her.

‘They… Read the full story

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The NHS and Tinder have formed an unlikely alliance

| blog, L&B World, NHS, Tinder, UK | December 14, 2015

Users who swipe right on Jade Jones, Jamie Laing and Emma Oaten receive a message (Picture: Tinder/NHS)
Users who swipe right on Jade Jones, Jamie Laing and Emma Oaten receive a message (Picture: Tinder/NHS)

The National Health Service has formed an unlikely partnership with dating app Tinder to raise awareness for organ donation.

Three celebrities – Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and Gemma Oaten, from Eastenders – now have profiles on Tinder that feature the logo of The Wait, the NHS’ organ donation campaign.

Users who swipe right on the three celebrities will receive a message reading, ‘If only it was that easy for those in need of a life-saving organ… Read the full story

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