102230242 nygaire3 - NHS: A Bevan family business
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NHS: A Bevan family business

Image copyright Nygaire Bevan Image caption Nygaire Bevan started her nursing career in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, in 1977 She bears the name of the father of the NHS and, like her great-uncle, the health service has been the dominant feature of her career. Now, Nygaire Bevan is part of a commission looking at the future […]

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'I've been an NHS patient for 70 years'

Image copyrightJean Jones Jean Jones was only a toddler when the NHS came kicking and screaming into life on 5 July 1948. But she immediately became one of its first patients as she had what turned to be a rare cancer called histiocytosis. It had caused permanent damage to her kidneys, lungs and pituitary gland […]

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Tragedy inspired Indian man to join NHS

Dennis Moss has worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for more than four decades. He was inspired to join by a tragedy, but had to put up with racism once he joined the National Health Service. Having previously retired, the 70-year-old Dennis is back – working as an ambassador to encourage more people from black […]

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NHS at 70: Early patient pays tribute to life saving treatment

Seventy years ago tomorrow, the NHS came into being and for the first time there was a free health service for all. A lot has changed since then with people living longer and surviving diseases and conditions which might have killed them in 1948. Beryl Kingston, now 87, was there at the very beginning and […]

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UK weather: Having solar urticaria means I'm allergic to the sun

Emma Traynor has solar urticaria which means her skin breaks out into hives when she stays in the sun for too long. The 27-year-old developed the condition three years ago. She carries an umbrella with her at all times just in case she ever gets caught out in the sun. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook […]

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Sperm quality improved by adding nuts to diet, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Eating nuts regularly could improve sperm health, a study suggests. Men who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable “swimmers”, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked […]

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Give your bones a workout, public told

Image copyright Getty Images Too many of us are neglecting to do exercises for strong muscles and bones, says Public Health England (PHE). It’s launched a new report giving advice on how people can age better by doing the right workouts. While the message about doing aerobic exercise for a healthy heart and lungs is […]

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NHS Street: Voices from Aneurin Bevan's Tredegar

The NHS’ founding father, Aneurin Bevan, was born and lived in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, in a small miner’s cottage on Charles Street. Here, on a neighbouring road, three generations of one family and a local doctor tell of their interactions with the NHS and their hopes and fears for its future. Image caption Kay Thomas […]

102317653 p06csms1 - The challenges faced by doctors with disabilities
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The challenges faced by doctors with disabilities

The regulatory body which oversees the education and training of doctors says there are “unacceptable barriers” in recruiting and educating disabled medics. Around one in five of the UK population has a disability, yet the General Medical Council estimates only 3% of medics and doctors have a declared disability. It’s now calling for universities and […]

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NHS future: Why genome mapping could be good news

Technology is changing health care in a myriad of different ways, and within that, genome mapping is potentially revolutionary. One consequence of that, is it arguably makes a stronger case for the NHS than there has ever been. Here the former chief executive of the NHS, in England, Sir David Nicholson, sets out his argument […]

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NHS at 70: The man who joined the NHS in its first month

Dr Harold Ellis joined the NHS as a doctor in June 1948 – the same month the health service was created. The retired surgeon recalls how his pay doubled from one pound a week to two. The 92-year-old wrote textbooks which are still used to train student doctors today. Source link