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Do You Trust Your Doctor?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Doctors have topped the league tables for the most-trusted professionals since 1983. 89% of us believe they tell the truth. We assume that their expertise and experience is diligently applied in making the right diagnosis and prescribing the right treatment for our various ailments.

Hunt Must Admit 'More' Is Not The Same As 'Enough'

Rob Davidson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Davidson

The NHS has been thoroughly ignored by Conservative party conference speeches with the exception of Jeremy Hunt. During an NHS funding and staffing cr...

Receptionists 'Put People Off Visiting GP' By Asking To Discuss Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two in five people would be put off going to the doctors if they had to discuss their symptoms with the practice receptionist, according to new resear...

Porn Leads Girls Aged 15 To Ask Doctors For Genital Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Girls as young as 15 are asking their doctors for genital plastic surgery because they are afraid they don’t look normal, a study has found, with po...

We're #NotAllHunts

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Siema Iqbal

Jeremy Hunt pledged to make the NHS "self-sufficient" after Britain leaves the EU by increasing the number of training places by 1500 per year startin...

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Are Patients 'At Risk From Thousands Of EU Medics?'

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Nima Ghadiri

On 24th September 2016, the Daily Mail headlined with the following: This follows on from a number of previous articles published earlier in the ye...

This Poetic Open Letter Praising EU Doctors Warns Daily Mail ‘Enough Is Enough’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

An open letter to the Daily Mail in response to a front page story claiming patients are at grave risk from EU doctors has gone viral. Published on Sa...

Why Stomach Upsets Spring Up As We Head Back To School And Work

PROMOTION BY ENTEROSGEL | Phillip Othen | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Packed commuter trains, crowded office meeting rooms, classrooms full of children with no sense of personal space, all this helps to make upset tummie...

Time Is A Great Healer

Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP

Looking at the numbers, a GP appointment costs on average £13.50, while a hospital appointment costs £108. If we can free up GPs to see more patients and get those people on the mend without going to hospital then everyone's a winner. So what are the ways hospitals will be working more effectively with GPs?

The Myths Of Malaria

Frontier | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

Unfortunately we are still fighting the battle against malaria but World Mosquito Day falls on the 20th of August each year, with the idea behind it being to promote safe practice in mosquito prone areas, to generate funds to help with research into cures against mosquito transmitted diseases and to celebrate Dr Ross' groundbreaking discovery.

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

How Can We Spare Tomorrow's Doctors From Early Retirement And An Early Grave?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

The junior doctors of today will be the ones to suffer the consequences of longer working lives. We owe it to them to secure a more positive future that will save them from an early retirement and allow them to have a work-life balance that seems to be continually beyond their grasp.

Stroke of Fortune

Giles Dawnay | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

Four days, one brain scan and battery of tests later at the hospital in which I work, I had been diagnosed with an embolic stroke. I am 34, regularly keep fit, recently married, a junior doctor and have no risk factors. This wasn't meant to happen to me.

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

Black Wednesday: When Doctors Are as Vulnerable as Their Patients

Dr Abeyna Jones | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK
Dr Abeyna Jones

Black Wednesday is upon us. This Wednesday, there will be thousands of newly qualified doctors and junior doctors rotating commencing and rotating posts coupled with a general summer holiday exodus for most senior healthcare professionals.

Let's Continue to Talk About Sepsis

Jude Coy | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Coy

If I'd have been more educated about the symptoms of sepsis I would definitely have seen my GP sooner and perhaps prevented myself from being as ill as I have been. I'm just grateful for how my doctor saw the signs and reacted appropriately. Let's hope today's guidelines encourage more GPs to do the same and prevent needless deaths.

Reforming NHS Bursaries Is an Important Step to Produce a Sustainable National Health Service

Shaun Bailey | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

It is clear that reforms like these are needed to create a financially sustainable and self-sufficient NHS. We cannot buckle to the non-reformist mind-set, which would happily see the status quo continue at the expense of patients across the country.

What Makes a Skin Expert?

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.

The Government Has Listened to Pharmacists, Now It Must Act to Safeguard Vital Services

Ian Strachan | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Strachan

As those of you who read these blogs regularly will know, plans to cut pharmacy services by what might be anything up to a quarter threaten our sector...

CDKL5 - Could This Be the Diagnosis You Seek?

Jonnie Temple | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jonnie Temple

It might be that your child has severe epilepsy and disabilities, but no diagnosis. Keep pushing, keep exploring the different options, and rarer conditions like Dravet and CDKL5. But more and more children are being diagnosed with CDKL5 as awareness spreads. We can all do something to share and make others aware of these condtions

Dementia Is Not a Death Sentence

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Jeremy Hughes

Great progress has been made on dementia, but that these misunderstandings still put people off addressing their fears shows that we have a long way to go. Now is the time for all of us to tackle dementia by confronting it head on - in Dementia Awareness Week, and beyond it.

Save Pharmacy or We Risk the Whole NHS

Ian Strachan | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Strachan

You can’t avoid it; in every newspaper, every day, another story about the NHS under increasing strain from all areas. Statistics show that GP pract...

Hippocrates and Hypocrisy

Nazim Andani | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nazim Andani

Though tomorrow may be indeed a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing, my tomorrow is a tale told by my idiot, and pride demands that I give my to...

Why the Government Plans for Pharmacy Make No Sense

Ian Strachan | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Strachan

If the government wants to improve patient access it should invest in this; in allowing community pharmacies to help, instead of closing 'potentially' a quarter of them. Instead of being forced to go to your GP you can walk in to the pharmacist with no appointment and be seen, in most cases, immediately.