A no-deal Brexit could have ‘catastrophic consequences’ for nearly a million UK patients

Carl Court – WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK’s biggest doctors union says Brexit could be “catastrophic” for the country’s health. Doctors warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would cause disruption for almost one million patients with rare diseases, as well as significant delays for cancer patients The BMA has called for a […]

Punish patients who miss appointments with £5 says GP

And she warned: “Without a radical solution to an unsustainable problem I genuinely fear the NHS may crumble.” Doctors estimate that one in 20 people missing appointments means 10 million consultations are wasted every year. A 10-minute slot with a GP costs around £25, meaning the health service is taking a £250million annual hit from […]

McAfee researchers falsify a patient’s vital signs in real-time

McAfee’s security researchers announced at the Defcon hacker event in Las Vegas this week that they were able to hack into a medical network and falsify a patient’s vital signs. Exposing this weakness is the first step in fixing security for the networking protocol used by medical devices, known as RWHAT. But it’s certainly scary […]

'Don't leave us. We'll die': Nurse recalls rescuing 19 special needs patients from Georgian shelling

A nurse from South Ossetia, who rescued 19 people from a burning psychiatric ward in Tskhinval during the Georgian raid and spent days in a cellar with terrified mental patients, has recalled the tragic events of August 2008. Irina Bibilova was on a night shift on August 8 when the Georgian forces launched a sudden, […]

Wettlaufer inquiry told co-workers ‘betrayed’ by disgraced nurse who murdered patients

The opening day of the public inquiry into the actions of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who admitted to killing nursing home patients over a period of years, heard from lawyers representing Ontario long-term care homes who said her co-workers were betrayed by the disgraced nurse.