More than a quarter feel stressed at work all or most of the time
One in five British employees (19.6%) have taken time off work due to stress, a survey shows.
Factors such as unrealistic deadlines, pressure from above and lack of support are cited as the biggest culprits in causing stress.
More than a quarter of workers [...]
In the 1960s just three in 10 beat the disease
More than eight in 10 children with cancer now survive, compared to just three in 10 in the late 1960s.
The number of children surviving cancer for five years or more has risen from 79% to 82% in the last decade.
The latest figures from Cancer [...]
Health tourists are ‘leapfrogging’ legitimate NHS patients awaiting surgery
Cancer surgery for legitimate NHS patients is being cancelled to make way for health tourists, it has been claimed.
Under NHS rules any patient urgently referred by a GP for cancer surgery must receive treatment within 62 days, but health tourists about to breach [...]
Organisation has been losing £0.5m a week since the 111 phone line launched
NHS Direct will be closed down in England by the end of the financial year.
The telephone and online health advice provider, which was launched 15 years ago, got into financial difficulty after winning a number of the contracts for [...]
But income protection complaints rise by 5%
Complaints about critical illness insurance have fallen by 18 per cent year-on-year from 348 to 285.
The latest figures from the Financial Ombudsman Service, which reveal the number of complaints it received between July and September, also show that income protection complaints rose by 5% [...]
More people dying of disease than ten years ago
More people are dying of kidney cancer than they did a decade ago, according to official figures.
Incidence rates of the disease have increased by 31% over the last 10 years and mortality rates have increased by 7% over the last decade, with around [...]
Condition has devastating impact on sufferers’ quality of life and ability to work
One in four people who suffer from back pain have also suffered from depression, according to figures published this week.
A study of 2,000 people carried out for Friends Life shows the devastating impact that back pain can have on [...]
The end of a temporary fund set up by the Government to pay for life-prolonging cancer drugs could spell disaster for thousands of patients, campaigners are warning.
The £200m a year Cancer Drugs Fund, which was set up in April 2011, has led to 30,000 patients in England getting drugs banned on [...]
Clegg pledges to protect health service spending against other cuts
The NHS budget should be ring-fenced against any of other public service spending cuts after the next general election, the Deputy Prime Minister has insisted.
Nick Clegg said he would fight to keep protection for the NHS and schools budgets in place [...]