Gay & lesbian NHS staff say they feel ‘unsafe’ and ‘scared’ by organisation’s pro-trans stance, LGB Alliance warns

Follow RT on Several gay and lesbian staff at the National Health Service (NHS) have said they feel “unsafe” and “scared” by the organisation’s support for transgender activists who argue that it’s possible to be a biologically male lesbian. During a conference hosted by the LGB Alliance in London on Thursday, quotes from anonymous NHS […]

A&E waiting times in England hit record level of more than 12 HOURS, as NHS patient backlog grows to nearly 6 million

Follow RT on The number of people waiting for hospital treatment via England’s NHS grew to 5.7 million at the end of August, while wait times at emergency units hit a record of more than 12 hours, the health service has revealed. Monthly data released by NHS England highlighted the challenge facing the service amid […]

1 in 4 Brits give up on NHS non-emergency calls due to long queues caused by staff shortages

Follow RT on Almost a quarter of callers hang up while attempting to ring the National Health Service’s (NHS) non-emergency 111 phone line because of wait times that far exceed the service’s call-handling target. The average wait time across the UK was roughly eight minutes in July, but in northeast England, some callers were left […]

Spin doctoring: UK govt slammed over PR ‘playbook’ telling NHS to describe renovations & add-on buildings as ‘new hospitals’

Follow RT on The UK government has been accused of spin doctoring after it emerged that a communications ‘playbook’ given to health trusts reportedly directed them to describe newly built wings and major renovation projects as “new hospitals.” The document, which was sent out by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) this month, […]

NHS plans Covid-19 vaccination for 12-year-olds that would NOT require parental permission – reports

Follow RT on The UK National Health Service (NHS) has reportedly made plans to vaccinate children as young as 12 without the need for their parents’ permission – a plan that government advisers have not yet supported. Under the NHS’ plan, children between the ages of 12 and 15 would start being vaccinated in less […]

Welsh govt blasted over ‘catastrophic’ record NHS waiting lists as Covid pandemic exacerbates delays to hospital treatment

Follow RT on The NHS in Wales has reported record long waiting lists for non-urgent treatment, as the number of people who have had their medical care delayed reached almost 625,000 in June, the latest month for which data is available. The growing waiting list came as A&E departments and the ambulance service in Wales […]

‘Not sure the NHS will be so cheerful’: GB viewers divided as presenter says he’ll ‘cheerfully risk catching Covid’

Follow RT on GB News has divided its viewers again after presenter Neil Oliver said his willingness to catch Covid-19 and pass it on to others was an expression of his desire for freedom, likening it to the Battle of Britain. On Sunday, the GB News Twitter account posted a six-minute rant by presenter Neil […]

Majority of Covid patients in hospital may have been admitted for OTHER ailments before testing positive, leaked NHS data suggests

Follow RT on Over 50% of Covid patients in England tested positive only after being hospitalised – likely for other reasons – leaked NHS data has suggested, raising questions about the true impact the virus is having on the healthcare system. The previously hidden figures, covering all NHS trusts in England, showed that as of […]

Drugmakers fined £260mn for overcharging NHS as price of life-saving medicine rose over 10,000% – British regulator

Follow RT on The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined several drugmakers for overcharging its health service. The body said the fines, linked to the sale of hydrocortisone tablets, should serve as “warning” to others. On Thursday, the regulator said drug companies would be forced to pay a total of £260 million ($360 […]

NHS ‘fighting on multiple fronts’ amid 41% jump in Covid patients in England needing ventilators, health worker group warns 

Follow RT on The number of Covid-19 patients requiring ventilator treatment has increased 41% in a week in England and the National Health Service (NHS) remains “under huge pressure,” according to the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers. Saffron Cordery of NHS Providers, which represents the health service Trusts, has expressed concern over the recent […]

‘Serial failure’: Former head of UK’s disastrous ‘Test and Trace’ programme draws ridicule and anger after seeking top NHS post

Follow RT on Months after stepping down as head of the UK government’s much-derided Covid-19 contact tracing programme, Dido Harding has once again drawn public ire after news emerged of her pursuit of the top job at NHS England. The health service’s website confirmed on Thursday that Harding has left her position as chair of […]

‘Alphabet of woke’: NHS website hides glossary of ‘highly divisive’ terms meant for staff training from public view after furore

Follow RT on The NHS has hidden a bizarre glossary of terms relating to “equality, diversity and inclusion” behind a password-protected wall after it drew backlash on social media for imposing “highly divisive” concepts on health workers. The draft document, titled ‘Glossary A-Z’, is hosted on the ‘Our NHS People’ website for staff. Before it […]

‘Certification is going to be necessary,’ says Hancock as England’s NHS app set to act as vaccine passport from next week

Follow RT on The UK health secretary has warned that proof of vaccination will be “necessary” for travel as the National Health Service app prepares to relaunch as a vaccine passport from May 17, when the ban on foreign holidays is eased. The app, which is different to the NHS Covid-19 app that is used […]

NHS app to be used as Covid passport & might serve for travelling abroad, UK transport secretary reveals

Follow RT on UK Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has shared new details about the government’s Covid-19 vaccine passport during an interview with Sky News, confirming that it will be located within the existing NHS app. Shapps told Sky News on Wednesday that vaccine passports “will be the NHS app that is used […]

4.7 million waiting for operations in England, as delays hit record high amid Covid pandemic

Follow RT on Delays for routine operations and procedures in England have hit the highest level since records began, with around 4.7 million now on waiting lists, as hospitals were forced to divert resources to fighting Covid-19. The situation was strained by the third wave of coronavirus, with the soaring number of infections in January […]

UK to be hit by ‘significant reduction’ in Covid vaccine supplies within a fortnight, prompting rollout change – leaked NHS letter

Follow RT on A letter leaked to the UK media has detailed how the country’s oft-praised Covid-19 vaccine rollout could be hit by major supply shortfalls in less than two weeks’ time, with orders for inoculation centres to halt new bookings. “There will be a significant reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in […]

Health workers ‘angry’ after pandemic & government deserves STRIKE for offering 1 percent pay raise – British nurse

Follow RT on By offering health workers just one percent pay rise, the UK government missed out on an opportunity to restore faith in the NHS, a British nurse told RT, adding that the medics have all the grounds to go on strike now. For months, the UK authorities have been praising the efforts of […]

Looking into Palantir: Activists want NHS to come clean about secretive deal with data-mining company

Follow RT on Under a deal negotiated in secret with the British government, shady data firm Palantir will continue to manage NHS data for two years. Activists calling for transparency have now brought the NHS to court. When the British government unveiled its ‘Covid-19 data store’ last March, controversial “spy tech” firm Palantir was given […]

NHS doctors transplant hearts in children using re-animated organs in world first

Follow RT on For the first time in human history, doctors with the NHS have successfully transplanted re-animated hearts into child patients, using a technique which could revolutionise healthcare. Surgeons at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire revived stopped hearts and used them successfully in multiple, pioneering transplant operations by employing a heart-in-a-box machine designed […]

Hancock begs BAME health workers to get Covid-19 jab as study shows only 37% of black NHS staff have come forward for vaccine

Follow RT on The British health secretary has urged BAME healthcare workers to come forward and get inoculated against Covid-19 as a new report shows white NHS staff are almost twice as likely as black staff to get vaccinated. “To those who haven’t yet had the jab, who work in health and social care, it […]

2020 worst year on record for UK cancer diagnosis as NHS overwhelmed by Covid-19

Follow RT on The UK has recorded its worst year on record for cancer diagnosis as the coronavirus pandemic hit the National Health Service (NHS), according to official statistics, sparking fears over the care cancer patients receive. In December 2020, the NHS recorded 200,940 urgent cancer referrals in England, compared to 187,811 during the previous year. […]

NHS staff turning down Covid-19 jab ‘disappointing’, says minister, amid hesitancy among black, Filipino and Bangladeshi workers

Follow RT on The British environment secretary has bemoaned the decision of some National Health Service (NHS) staff not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, with those turning down the jab highest in ethnic minority groups. “Obviously it is disappointing if people working in our NHS, who themselves in very small numbers, have decided not to […]

UK’s BoJo reportedly plans to give health secretary more control by reversing 2012 NHS policies as coronavirus pandemic continues

Follow RT on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to reverse the controversial NHS reforms introduced in the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, returning elements of the public service to the control of the Secretary of Health. According to reports, which cited a leaked government document, the changes would pull back on […]

Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions for NHS, dies with coronavirus

Follow RT on British World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions of pounds to support health service workers in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, has died aged 100 after contracting the virus, his family said on Tuesday. The centenarian captured the nation’s hearts last year as he completed 100 laps of […]

Captain Sir Tom Moore, 100-year-old WWII veteran who raised millions for NHS, hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19

Follow RT on Sir Tom Moore, who was knighted by the Queen for helping to raise millions of pounds to fight the pandemic in the UK, was hospitalised with the coronavirus on Sunday. Moore, known to the public as Captain Tom, has been fighting pneumonia for the past few weeks, while also recently being diagnosed […]

If you’re from an ethnic community in England, chances are your health will age 20 years quicker than white Brits, new study says

Follow RT on The average health of 60-year-olds from England’s Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Arab and Roma groups is equivalent to that of 80-year-old white British people, and that’s down to poorer medical treatment, a new study reports. The study, published in the medical journal Lancet Public Health on Thursday, finds that Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) […]

Covid crunch: One in eight English hospital trusts ran out of ICU beds last week, NHS says

Follow RT on Around one in eight English hospital trusts ran out of intensive care unit (ICU) beds last week, new figures show, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put significant pressure on the country’s healthcare system. National Health Service (NHS) figures released on Thursday revealed that 18 out of 140 hospital trusts across England […]

UK PM Johnson confirms delayed school reopening in England, says Covid situation too ‘perilous’ to ease restrictions

Follow RT on Boris Johnson has dashed hopes that children might be able to return to school after the February half-term, noting that hospitals remain in a “perilous” situation and the government can’t take any risks with Covid-19 rampant. “It will not be possible to reopen schools immediately after the half-term. I know how frustrating […]

Fraudsters exploit Covid-19 vaccine rollout confusion with email scam, NHS warns

Follow RT on The NHS has warned UK residents that scammers are attempting to exploit confusion around the ongoing pandemic to steal bank details and personal information with fraudulent invitations about Covid-19 vaccine appointments. Images of one such scam email circulating online show that it claims to be a “public health message from NHS” asking […]

‘Every 30 seconds’ new Covid-19 patient admitted to hospital in England – NHS chief

Follow RT on Hospitals are filling up with new Covid-19 patients every day by “lunchtime” as people are infected with the virus at a staggering rate, the Chief Executive of NHS England Simon Stevens has said. “Staggeringly, every 30 seconds across England another patient is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus,” Stevens told The Andrew […]