£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

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Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self harm will be able to receive specialist help at school. A pilot scheme is being launched in Wales where... Read More

Anxiety over health 'caused by cyber-chondria'

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Worrying excessively about health, and going for unnecessary appointments and tests, is a growing problem – fuelled by looking up symptoms on the internet, researchers say. Health anxiety can also... Read More

One in three 'sick notes' for mental health, says NHS

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Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report. This makes them the most common reason for people to take time off... Read More

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

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The longest-serving chief executive in the NHS has been sacked for gross misconduct. Sir Leonard Fenwick joined what later became Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 1977, and has been... Read More

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

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Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the... Read More

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

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Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS in England, the health secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt said it was time to end the “historic imbalance”... Read More

NHS ranked 'number one' health system

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The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared... Read More

Mental health care 'risks being over-run'

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Mental health services in England risk being overwhelmed by a combination of rising demand and staff shortages, a survey of NHS trusts suggests. The poll by NHS Providers, which represents... Read More