Health Headlines: Swine flu, palliative care and maternity care

Welcome to our daily round-up of health stories making the national news. Don't forget to tell us your views.

Swine flu - The Independent
Experts claim this year’s swine flu pandemic has ended up saving lives by ‘driving out’ seasonal flu. Swine flu, the killer virus that saved lives

End-of-life care - BBC
The NHS in England has failed to take responsibility for ensuring good end-of-life care, according to an independent review by Marie Curie Cancer Care. Call for new NHS end of life role

Diet and pregnancy - The Daily Mail
A study finds junk food smells more attractive to children if their mother ate it during pregnancy.
Junk food smells more attractive to children whose mothers ate unhealthy diets during pregnancy

Maternity care - The Daily Telegraph
A Royal College of Midwives report finds that one in five women are left alone or sent home without support after childbirth. RCM: One in five women failed by NHS during labour

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

First-dose COVID-19 vaccine supply for GP sites to stop completely for a fortnight

First-dose COVID-19 vaccine supply for GP sites to stop completely for a fortnight

Supplies of COVID-19 vaccine for first-dose vaccinations at GP-led vaccination sites...

UK COVID-19 vaccination programme tracker

UK COVID-19 vaccination programme tracker

GPs across the UK are playing a leading role in the largest-ever NHS vaccination...

More than 70% of COVID-19 jabs this month have been second doses

More than 70% of COVID-19 jabs this month have been second doses

More than seven in 10 COVID-19 jabs administered UK-wide since the start of April...

Accountant's theft of more than £60,000 from GP practices uncovered in pandemic

Accountant's theft of more than £60,000 from GP practices uncovered in pandemic

An accountant has been handed a suspended jail term after stealing more than £60,000...

GMC to contact thousands of GPs due to revalidate from August

GMC to contact thousands of GPs due to revalidate from August

The GMC is writing to thousands of doctors due to revalidate from August to set out...

NHS England spells out next steps as GPs told to cancel AZ jabs booked for under-30s

NHS England spells out next steps as GPs told to cancel AZ jabs booked for under-30s

GP-led vaccination sites should offer under-30s due to receive a first dose of AstraZeneca...