Medical union bosses claim they won ‘concessions’ over Sajid Javid plans in doctors row

‘We WON’T have face-to-face GP league tables’: Row erupts as medical union bosses claim they have won ‘significant concessions’ over plans to overhaul appointments… but health officials deny it GPs claimed they won ‘concessions’ over plans for face-to-face appointments But Department of Health officials deny claim and said it would press ahead to publish surgery-level … Read more

‘Misled’ glampers pay up to £2,000 for three nights at site ‘more Chernobyl than Champneys’

‘More Chernobyl than Champneys!’: ‘Misled’ glampers paying up to £2,000 for three nights say they were promised five-star luxury and cocktails but got overpriced beer and a fish and chip van instead Cloud Nine glamping company owns three sites running over summer holidays  It promises visitors luxury and claims to also ‘offer the ultimate family … Read more

Police anger over pay freeze could see officers enforce a ‘go-slow’ on 999 calls

Police anger over pay freeze could see officers enforce a ‘go-slow’ on 999 calls or ditch their guns on VIP duty, their federation warns Police Federation of England and Wales said it had no confidence in Priti Patel  Officers are incensed over other pay increases for other public servants like NHS They are now considering … Read more

Call handler abused his position to send messages on social media to a female student

Pest and trace… Call handler abused his position to send messages on social media to a female student A call handler at NHS Test and Trace sent messages on social media to student Phoned undergraduate to check she was quarantining after returning from Italy Contacted the 22-year-old on Instagram just an hour later He said … Read more

Glaucoma: New blood test 15 TIMES more likely to identify high-risk people before vision loss

A game-changer for glaucoma diagnosis: Scientists develop a blood test that is 15 TIMES more likely than current methods to identify high-risk individuals before irreversible vision loss occurs The new genetic technique was developed by experts from Flinders University They tested it on a total of 413 413,844 individuals with and without glaucoma Resulting from eye … Read more

Dorset NHS mental health nurse is house-shamed by neighbour in anonymous note

A dedicated NHS worker was left mortified after receiving an anonymous note from a neighbour saying her home was a ‘disgrace’. The mental health nurse, who has been working 50-hour weeks during the pandemic, found the message tucked in a newsletter posted through the door of her bungalow in Broadstone, Poole, Dorset, last Friday. The anonymous, handwritten … Read more

UK weather: Huge ‘tornado’ hovers over North East as Britain is set to be battered by storms

Twister on Teesside: Huge ‘tornado’ hovers over North East as Britain is set to be battered by storms Funnel clouds were spotted in Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees last night  Experts say the extreme weather is a ‘tornado that doesn’t touch the ground’ Britain is expecting mixed weather over the weekend with storms in the North  By … Read more