Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams nominates heroic 7/7 London bombings trauma surgeon for our Health Awards

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams nominates heroic 7/7 London bombings trauma surgeon for our Health Awards

Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams tells CLARE O’REILLY why Alastair Wilson, founder of the London Air Ambulance, should win one. OLYMPIC skeleton champion Amy Williams knows first-hand the value of speedy treatment from medics, having “got away lightly” with a damaged disc…

NHS to stop 17 routine operations from removing tonsils to varicose vein surgery as it now says they are 'useless' as IVF slashed

NHS to stop 17 routine operations from removing tonsils to varicose vein surgery as it now says they are 'useless' as IVF slashed

An initial list including removing tonsils and varicose vein surgery has been drawn up by NHS England in a bid curb outdated treatments. Patients are set to be told they have a responsibility to the Health Service not to demand futile surgery…

Mum who will never orgasm again because of permanent nerve damage awarded £1.5m over NHS blunder

Mum who will never orgasm again because of permanent nerve damage awarded £1.5m over NHS blunder

Ginny Atchinson, 45, says the rare condition cauda equina syndrome, which also affects bladder and bowel control, has completely destroyed her sex life. The mum-of-one, from Norwich, Norfolk, even bought herself vibrators in an attempt to get things going again, but revealed: “Sadly,…

‘Black hole’ in Theresa May’s NHS funding pledge

‘Black hole’ in Theresa May’s NHS funding pledge

‘Black hole’ in Theresa May’s NHS funding pledge: Critics brand PM’s claim she will pay an extra £20bn a year from ‘Brexit dividend’ as ‘tosh’ Prime Minister Theresa May claims NHS budget will rise to £20bn a year by 2020 But May…

Three in four Brits support almost doubling NHS budgets by 2033 to £234billion — but are against tax rises to pay for it

Three in four Brits support almost doubling NHS budgets by 2033 to £234billion — but are against tax rises to pay for it

Instead, voters would prefer to see patients charged for missed GP and hospital appointments – with the extra cash going to support NHS services. Other popular ideas include billing unhealthy Brits, such as smokers or couch potatoes, for illnesses triggered by their…

Tax rise to fund NHS moves closer

Tax rise to fund NHS moves closer

Tax rise to fund NHS moves step closer amid claims an extra £850 per household is needed by 2022 Party whips have approached backbenchers to see if they support the measure Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt claims voters would support increased taxation Brexiteers…

Rob Hulse: Former Leeds, Derby and Sheffield United striker is now a physio working for the NHS in Dudley

Rob Hulse: Former Leeds, Derby and Sheffield United striker is now a physio working for the NHS in Dudley

But last summer after a four-year course, the former front man qualified from the University of Salford with First Class Honours in a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. He now works as a physiotherapist for the NHS in Dudley, Worcestershire. Hulse, 38, said:…

Residents’ anger as NHS staff park outside their homes

Residents’ anger as NHS staff park outside their homes

NHS staff clog quiet road with cars to avoid parking fees at hospital turning neighbourhood into warzone with dog mess smeared on vehicles and abusive notes left on windscreens Neighbours of Stepping Hill hospital, Stockport, have complained about parking They accuse staff…

Nearly 1.4million patients have been thrown off their GP practice lists with 445 surgeries closing since 2013

Nearly 1.4million patients have been thrown off their GP practice lists with 445 surgeries closing since 2013

Medical leaders blame a workforce crisis and ballooning workloads for 445 surgeries closing since 2013. It has forced nearly 1.4 million Brits to find a new GP or travel to a different practice to stick with their existing doctor. The latest figures…