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Doctors Are Using Snapchat to Bypass Clunky NHS Systems

A report into how the NHS uses technology has formed some pretty scathing opinions, suggesting that the health service has done a poor job of updating to use the most modern tools -- and adding that some doctors appear to be taking matters into their own hands by using social media to share things with colleagues. Read More >>

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Yet Another News Reporter Calls Hunt A C*nt

The Conservative Party recently didn't fully-win a general election, in large part because the British public feel very strongly about the NHS. In particular, they are displeased with the trend of dismantling our health service and replacing it those run for-profit by the private sector. So when a broadcast journalist recently said "cunt" instead of "Hunt" it was somehow perfect. Read More >>

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Google’s DeepMind Was Given ‘Inappropriate’ Access to NHS Medical Data

DeepMind, Google's British-based artificial intelligence wing, has come under fire after Sky News revealed the company had been given access to medical records of 1.6 million NHS patients. Records that came bundled with personally identifiable information. Read More >>

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NHS Nurses Line up Ballot to Push for Future Strikes

The Royal College of Nursing is taking its members into new territory with the threat of strike action in the future, with a vote on the possibility of strikes winning a large majority. Read More >>

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NHS Hospitals Have Been Hit by a Major Cyber Attack [Updated]

[Update: It's not just the NHS being affected. It turns out there's a massive ransomware attack going on across the world. Read more here] Read More >>

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NHS Hospital Shops Face Sugary Drinks Ban

NHS hospital shops in England are the latest to join the war on sugar, with a group of in-hospital food and drink providers agreeing to cut the amount of sugary liquids they sell to their captive audiences. Read More >>

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No More Free Pile Cream, Says NHS Boss

The Chief Exec of NHS England has announced a list of treatments that GPs will be told to stop prescribing, including hayfever remedies, gluten-free food and haemorrhoid cream. Read More >>

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No More Needles? Fake Blood Takes A Step Forward

Giving blood is an immensely noble and selfless thing to do, but it's no picnic. Needle-phobes will be happy to know that science has a solution on the way: mass-produced artificial blood, which is now more likely than ever before. Read More >>

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NHS Trust Could Use Uber to Wheel About the Sick

One London NHS trust that covers five of the capital's hospitals is thinking about using Uber cars to carry patients between departments and locations, in the hope that shuffling them around beds in such a manner might free up space quicker and lessen some of the stress placed on the ambulance service. Read More >>

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NHS to Install “Bionic Eye” in 10 Blind Patients

10 people are about to benefit from an incredibly futuristic and potentially life-changing treatment on the NHS -- the installation of a retinal implant that could bring back a degree of sight to the blind. The only downside is people might think it's a Google Glass. Read More >>

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Papers for Prescriptions, Please

The NHS may soon require one or two forms of ID to be shown before receiving some kinds of treatments, as part of moves that want to help our healthcare trusts reclaim the costs of treatment given to overseas visitors. Read More >>

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NHS Email System on its Knees As ‘Reply All’ Chaos Hits 1.2 Million Staff

Think you're having a bad Monday? An IT guy carrying out work for the NHS is currently being ripped to shreds by his colleagues -- and millions of Twitter users -- after kicking off a small chain of events that reportedly concluded with the entire system crashing. Read More >>

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NHS England Loses Appeal Over HIV Preventative Drug PrEP

The NHS has lost its appeal over the provision of controversial anti-HIV infection drug PrEP, with a court ruling that the decision made in August should stand. Read More >>

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GP Receptionists Put People Off Making Appointments

Receptionists being a bit over curious about why people need an appointment to see a GP could be putting people off going to the doctor's altogether, with a survey saying the good old British fear of causing a fuss might be to blame. Read More >>

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Online NHS Records, Disease Chat and Apps Coming in 2017

The latest effort to make the NHS into some sort of edgy youth brand have been unveiled by the health secretary, which include a new online 111 response system for investigating minor illnesses then getting a call back if it sounds like you might be about to die. Read More >>