The shocking picture that shows how bad the NHS crisis is

(Originally published at Yahoo News) The NHS is struggling under what doctors and nurses are calling the most intense strain it has faced in decades. And even despite people being urged to keep away from A&E, the demand is too high and patients are waiting up to 12 hours to be seen. So much so,Continue reading “The shocking picture that shows how bad the NHS crisis is”

People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer

(Originally published at Yahoo News) Police forces are so understaffed some members of the public are hanging up the phone because it takes too long to get through. The findings have emerged in a report outlining concerns that police are leaving “low priority” incidents and crimes unresolved for long periods or without a response at amidContinue reading “People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer”

Yahoo UK exclusive: Twenty young people referred to NHS with eating disorder every day

(Originally published on Yahoo News UK) Twenty young people are referred to the NHS with an eating disorder every day, shocking new figures have revealed. According to data released by NHS Digital Data, the number of under-19s referred by the NHS for eating disorders has more than doubled in the past year – from 1,971Continue reading “Yahoo UK exclusive: Twenty young people referred to NHS with eating disorder every day”