YP Letters: Care crisis exposes Theresa May’s empty words

From: Mike Padgham, Managing Director, St Cecilia’s Care Services, Scarborough.

Opinion 1
Caroline Flint has spoken of the emotional toll caused by her alcoholic mother as her new campaign is launched to help children whose parents drink to excess.

Caroline Flint: I was lucky. During the time alcohol took hold of my mum’s life, the alcohol did not result in violence at home.

THIS week I asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to work with MPs who are concerned about the 2.5 million children who grow up in the home of a problem drinker.

Many years ago, I was one of those children.

Chris Dunnill and Nik Georgopoulos at Huddersfield University

Huddersfield discovery could help transform treatment for cancer

HUDDERSFIELD SCIENTISTS have patented a technique that allows cancer cells to be destroyed while leaving healthy ones unaffected.

News 1
Revelation: Sir Ian McKellen with Sir Patrick Stewart on The Graham Norton Show. Picture: PA

I told Patrick Stewart not to do Star Trek, says McKellen

SIR IAN McKellen has admitted trying to discourage Sir Patrick Stewart from appearing in Star Trek because he was a “serious actor”.

Plans for a shake-up in care have been denounced as a cover for cuts.

Region backs protests over ‘unintelligible plans for NHS’

CAMPAIGNERS from across Yorkshire are preparing to join mass protests in London as they call for action over “indicipherable” sustainability plans outlining the future of the NHS.

Health 4
Alan Johnson has exposed the Government's record on social care.

Alan Johnson: We must find a way to tackle adult care crisis

ADULT social care in England presents the biggest domestic political challenge of our time.

File pic: A new service is being launched for youngsters with eating disorders.

Eating disorders ‘four times more’ in rural Yorkshire than in city

Eating disorders are far more prevalent among youngsters from “higher achieving” families in the East Riding than in Hull, according to the manager of a new service which opens next week.


York and Leeds scientists in breakthrough on ‘unlocking’ common cold virus

SCIENTISTS in Yorkshire believe they have come a step closer to unlocking the “enigma code” that causes the common cold.

Picture posed by model

Why it’s the brainy teens who are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis

Bright children are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis in their teenage years, a new study has found.

Health 1
Tributes paid to tragic cancer Leeds mum who sparked a campaign backed by thousands

Tributes paid to tragic cancer Leeds mum who sparked a campaign backed by thousands

An inspirational mum from Leeds who sparked a campaign backed by thousands has died after a fierce battle with cancer.

The NHS could not function without migrant staff, says Melody Redman.

Melody Redman: Don’t drive away EU medics who keep our NHS afloat

“DON’T worry love, I will look after you”.

The war of words at PMQs will do little to solve the challenges facing the NHS. Do you agree?

YP Comment: No solutions to NHS headache. Angry PMQs offers few answers

ALMOST everyone would agree that a consensus needs to be reached on the long-term financing of the NHS and social care of the elderly.

The Dean Court Hotel is opposite York Minster

York hotel with two rosettes but just one food hygiene star

ONE OF Yorkshire’s top hotels has been handed a food hygiene rating of just one star out of a possible five, it is revealed today.

Are flawed PFI deals exacerbating the NHS crisis?

YP Letters: NHS left with £300bn debt by politicians who backed PFI

From: Dr David Hill, Chief Executive, World Innovation Foundation, Huddersfield.

Opinion 3
Scarlet fever warning as cases rise

Scarlet fever warning as cases rise

Parents have been warned to check their children for symptoms of scarlet fever following a growing number of cases in recent weeks.

News 2

VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
Health 1
Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, biscuits, cakes and ice cream is causing an epidemic of liver disease among youngsters, warns new research.

Health 1
Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

The NHS and care sector are under the microscope.

YP Letters: Care homes pulled up on trivial matters

From: J Ellwood, North Duffield, North Yorkshire.

File photo dated 03/10/14 of a hospital ward, as hospital admissions across the NHS in England rose to record levels last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. Figures from NHS Digital show there were 16.2 million admissions during 2015/16, up from 12.7 million a decade ago. See PA story HEALTH Hospitals. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

NHS at ‘breaking point leading to cancelled surgery and delays’

THE NHS is at “breaking point”, with a decline in the number of hospital beds leading to delays and cancelled operations, the British Medical Association warned.

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