UK Doctors

Why Having Cancer Inspired Me To Become A Doctor

Tom Grew | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Grew

I was 18-years-old when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. I was at university in 2004 studying a history degree when a biopsy on a lump on my neck confirmed the worst.

Britain Is My Home, My Future, But It Took A Marathon To Get Here

Emad Izadi | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Emad Izadi

I feel very discouraged. I was doing so well. Still, I am grateful to be in this situation when I see people in Calais or people who never made it through the sea. I want to stay here. This is my home, my future.

Don't Blame The Immigrants: We Want To See Patients Not Passports

Dr Louise Tomkow | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Dr Louise Tomkow

Access to healthcare is a human right. This new policy represents a decision by the UK government to undermine that right by systematically neglecting some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Anal sex wrongly suggested as a solution to mesh nightmare

Peter Kelly | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Kelly

The recent reports of suggestions made by doctors in Australia that anal sex and other sexual practices could be the solution to chronic pain suffered during intercourse by women implanted with pelvic mesh devices continues to highlight the growing concern of the public in regard to the use of these products.

Food Poisoning: How To Spot It, Treat It And Avoid It

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

In the UK there are over 800,000 cases of food poisoning every year. Almost every single one of us will fall victim to the dreaded 'bad stomach' at some stage in our lives.

Is It A Common Cold Or Bad Bout Of The Flu? Spot The Signs And Know The Treatments

Dr. Amy Bibby | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Amy Bibby

It's that time of year again; the kids are back at school, the weather is getting wetter and colder and the germ count is rife. And no matter how much you're on high alert, you just know that you're going to come down with something: a runny nose, a sore throat, maybe even a tickly cough. But what happens when your standard cold begins to feel like a little bit more than just that? Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu? Could you spot the signs?

Doctors Are Leaving The Profession - We Need To Find Out Why

Jeeves Wijesuriya | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK
Jeeves Wijesuriya

Ignoring this staffing crisis creates to a vicious circle, compound existing problems, adding to pressure on existing staff making them more likely to leave. On almost every front, the NHS is being asked to deliver more, with less. Less money, fewer staff, more patients. You don't need to be a genius to work out this isn't sustainable and that something has got to give.

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Suzi Moore

The thing about opinions is, everyone has one. Even next doors cat had the opinion that he had the right to shit in my son's sandpit. I debated his op...

AI Is Now Helping Doctors Diagnose Skin Cancer Faster

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors are hoping that artificial intelligence could be the key to detecting signs of melanoma skin cancer far earlier than the current methods of di...

Theresa May Has Caused Mayhem In Our NHS. As A Doctor, I've Experienced It First Hand

Dr Megan Falconer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Megan Falconer

The Conservatives' lethal cuts to funding, combined with the selling off services for private profit and a social care crisis caused in Downing Street, has pushed our NHS to breaking point. This has drastically reduced the quality of patient care, and shut many out from treatment altogether, often with fatal consequences. It's clear that cutting services to the bone has become more than just a metaphor.

'Confessions Of A Junior Doctor' Gripped The Nation But What Did The Doctors Think?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

When we asked junior doctors what they found most challenging in dealing with patients in our survey, the results highlighted the sheer breadth of emotional, psychological and professional support they require.

The Collar Of Anubis

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

The first time my mother met my bishop, he was wearing his pyjamas and having a fag in the garden. I should emphasise here for my American friends tha...

That Painful Bend 'Down There'? It's More Common Than You Think

Mr David Ralph | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

The condition causes curved and painful erections where fibrous scar tissue forms in the penis, as well as thickened nodules (called plaques) in the shaft. It's unclear why collagen is deposited in the penis like this - it's sometimes due to a genetic condition, or it could be caused by scar tissue formation brought about by an injury.

The One Thing That Should Make Or Break A Doctor's Practice

Dr Neil Bacon | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Dr Neil Bacon

So yes, doctors must take control of their online reputations and yes, this will positively impact upon their private practise and bottom-line, but doctors must not overlook the fact that empowering patients is the right thing to do, that it will make them better clinicians and that it will improve standards of healthcare for everyone.

Fit And Healthy Adults Should Pay To See A GP And Ease The NHS Burden

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

Cash strapped, under-staffed and over-stretched - GP practices across the UK are at breaking point but there is a simple solution. If more fit and healthy adults between the ages of 18 - 65 paid to see a private doctor, it would significantly ease the overwhelming burden on NHS GPs.

Behind The NHScenes

Miranda Barty-Taylor | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Miranda Barty-Taylor

I work as a receptionist in a GP surgery. Frontline NHS. Yesterday the cogs of our NHS worked in perfect alignment and saved a life. A patient arrived at the front desk, mid afternoon. They asked to see a GP immediately, and reported dizziness, fainting spells and weakness on one side.

A GP's Concern About The Lack Of Mental Health Services

Dr Sara Ahmed | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Dr Sara Ahmed

With the mental health service functioning in a deprived state, we as GPs will have to fill in the gaps. Regardless of whether we have the appointments to accommodate this, do we even have the skills? And can we safely evaluate risk in a 10-minute consultation? All of this leaves me unable to shake the sense of foreboding during my mental health consultations.

Whatsapp Doc? NHS Failure To Update Cold War Era Tech Forcing Medics To Use Unsafe Apps To Help Save Lives

Dr Felix Jackson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Felix Jackson

Saving lives through great communication is just as valid and important as saving lives through great surgery. This is a message that needs to be shouted from the rooftops - and from the mobile phones - of everyone involved in healthcare.

GPs Are On The Frontline Of The Community - Politicians Must Listen To Us

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni

The problems facing GP services will not be solved overnight and politicians have the difficult problem of weighing up competing interests. But at the moment with the NHS at breaking point, we need a government after the 8 June that will act quickly to prevent the collapse of general practice throughout our country.

British Soap Awards 2017 Nominations Shortlist Revealed - Here's How To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

The shortlist of nominations for this year’s British Soap Awards have been revealed. ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Hollyoaks’ l...

Open All Hours - Can Telemedicine Bring The Doctor's House-Call Into The 21st Century

Mary O'Brien | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mary O'Brien

According to new research commissioned by VideoDoc, more than a quarter of people (27%) admitted that the most likely reason for having to take a day off work would be for a GP appointment - with one in 5 going on to say they had taken a full day of annual leave in order to see their GP

Accessing Mental Health For The Woman In Crisis

Lucy Fisk | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK
Lucy Fisk

Mental health, two words that you will have heard numerous times over the last week. It's been all over the news. The Royal Family are getting involved and talking about their experiences as well as supporting mental health charities. Statistics are everywhere, we are being told that one in four women living in the UK are currently suffering with a mental health issue.

To The Doctor Who Heard My Silent Scream

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

You thought I was silent, but I was screaming so loudly it deafened my ears. A silent scream... a scream someone can only produce when their world has just imploded in front of their eyes. A scream so loud, so powerful it cannot be heard by human ears.

Chronic Disease Is A Public Health Crisis

Dr G. Richard Olds | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr G. Richard Olds

We may be living longer in The West, but not all of us are living well. In England, an estimated 15 million people suffer from chronic health issues,...

Can Digital Doctors Improve Company Productivity?

Mary O'Brien | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mary O'Brien

Essentially, technology is allowing for the provision of remote clinical services, via real-time two-way communication between the patient and the healthcare provider - but there's still some caution about its ability to replace the human touch.