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Paul Gallagher

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United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Paul:

GP healthcare rapidly moving towards a two-tier system as private providers fill NHS gaps, medics warn

The head of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network told i that some of its members have been reporting "double-digit growth" in demand for their fee charging GP services. → Read More

‘I quit my job as an NHS GP to go private so I could see patients for longer and improve my mental health’

Dr Ooi said 20-minute appointments her private clinic offers was one of the main reasons why she decided to leave the NHS. → Read More

Covid infection may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children, research finds

Young people who contracted Covid were around 60 per cent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes 30 days or more after infection compared to those who tested negative, researchers found. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) → Read More

NHS plan: Thérèse Coffey’s proposals ‘do nothing to fix long-term problems’, health experts say

A new £500m winter discharge fund was called insufficient with campaigners saying the Government must deliver a 'much bigger and bolder plan' for social care → Read More

GP numbers fall again as NHS surgeries told they must see patients within two weeks

NHS figures show the proportion of GPs in England working full-time at local surgeries continues to be at its lowest level since current records began nearly seven years ago. (Photo: Getty Images/Source: E+) → Read More

Disabled people to join special access queue for the Queen's lying-in-state at Westminster Hall

People have begun to start queuing for the Queen's lying-in-state at Westminster Hall in London (Photo: Matthew Chattle/Future Publishing via Getty Images) → Read More

Covid pandemic has added almost 1.5 million people to the NHS waiting list in England

Even without the impact of Covid, the NHS in England would have expected to see a waiting list of around 5.3m people at the end of May 2022, health experts said → Read More

Living with myeloma: 'You wake up in the morning as tired as you went to bed'

Tracy Green was just 37 when she was diagnosed with the rare blood cancer. Treatment has left her with long-term health issues, but she tells Paul Gallagher why she has so much to live for → Read More

NHS trusts should prioritise prostate and skin cancer treatment to reduce backlogs, Steve Barclay says

Health Secretary's speech comes on the day analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support found that the numbers of people waiting too long for cancer treatment in England is currently almost 500 per cent higher than a decade ago → Read More

Living with fibromyalgia: 'I'm like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz – needing a bit of oil now and again'

Geraldine Thompson tells Paul Gallagher the impact fibromyalgia has had on her life and the reasons why she won't let it define who she is → Read More

Diabetes patients ‘should be checked for depression and back pain’ as scientists reveal common link

Researchers called for change in how the UK's more than 4 million type 2 diabetes patients are treated and managed as neither depression nor back pain are routinely considered in clinical or prevention guidelines. → Read More

Cost of living crisis: Social care leaders fear record number of excess deaths among the elderly this winter

Age UK said pensioners face a 'perfect storm' of problems as the cost of living crisis worsens while the NHS remains under huge strain with emergency care in dire straits → Read More

Living with PTSD: 'I thought I was having a heart attack every single time'

Luke Thomas was just 11 when he began experiencing racism at bullying at school. He was too young to be referred to NHS child mental health services and faced long delays to get specialist help. He tells Paul Gallagher the impact it had → Read More

Cost of living: Elderly face ‘truly frightening’ winter with eating or heating choice, Age UK chief warns

Caroline Abrahams said pensioners will be at 'unprecedented' risk as NHS leaders warn of 'humanitarian crisis' in the coming months. → Read More

Cancer causes: why drinking less, quitting smoking and a little exercise can lower chance of illness

New research shows almost half of global cancer deaths are caused by known risk factors, with smoking, alcohol use and obesity among the greatest contributors (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty) → Read More

Nearly half of all global cancer deaths caused by known risk factors, research shows

Half of all male cancer deaths globally in 2019 were due to estimated risk factors, compared with over one third of all female cancer deaths, according to the study (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images) → Read More

NHS leaders prepare to give out millions of Covid booster vaccines in September: 'We'll be ready'

Hospital bosses vow to make new mass vaccination programme a success and 'work flat out to bring down waiting lists' ahead of winter → Read More

GPs call for 'urgent review' of autumn Covid booster campaign amid fears they will be left out of pocket

Family doctors are still in the dark as to how the Covid-19 booster programme, with a new Moderna jab targeting the Omicron variant, will be managed next month → Read More

Covid survivors at greater risk of developing psychosis and dementia up to 2 years after infection

Brain fog and muscle disease are also more likely to occur in people who have had the coronavirus researchers found, highlighting the long-term health impact of the pandemic → Read More

Living with angina: ‘I’d just be sitting at home watching TV and then feel like I’m having a heart attack’

Lorraine Kinzel was in her 40s when she had a heart attack before being told she had severe unstable angina. She tells Paul Gallagher about the impact it has had on her life and that of her family's → Read More