Plight of NHS whistleblowers, ebola response 'too slow' and the coveted dementia cure
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
NHS ‘crushes’ those who speak out on failings, Sir Robert Francis QC has warned as he is preparing to release a Government-commissioned report into the treatment of whistleblowers.
The Telegraph says Sir Robert - who led the inquiry into failings at Mid-Staffordshire Foundation Trust - has looked at over 18,000 submissions in the review.
The UK response to ebola was ‘far too slow’, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee has said the Government should have spent more money at an earlier stage to fight the outbreak in West Africa, writes the BBC.
Dementia should be cured within 10 years, proclaims the Daily Express. The paper says leading world charities have launched a joint bid to sponsor research to find a cure by 2025 as dementia has become one of the leading health concerns.