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Doctors 'Outraged' Over Pay Deal

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

Doctors have been left with a "deep sense of outrage" over the Health Secretary's "failure" to grant them a basic 1% pay rise, the British Medical Ass...

British Soap Awards 2014 Nominations Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The longlist for this year's British Soap Awards has been announced, with soapstars including Danny Dyer, Michelle Keegan and Julie Hesmondhalgh all b...

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?

Best Pharmacist Ever Prescribes 'Anti-Monster Spray' To Little Girl With Nightmares

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

This is adorable. Medically unsound? Perhaps. But adorable. A pharmacist has prescribed a six-year-old girl a very official looking bottle of 'anti...

Thumbs up for Team Based Learning

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK
Dr Neel Sharma

Recently I had the pleasure of observing a team based learning (TBL) session at the newly established Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine, a joint initiative between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University. As a doctor having trained via problem based learning (PBL) I was able to appreciate the stark difference between the two forms of instruction.

Doctors' Stethoscopes Found To Be 'Highly Contaminated' With Bacteria Including MRSA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are being urged to sterilise their stethoscopes after each examination, after a study found instruments to be heavily contaminated with bacter...

Students With Eating Disorders Are Being Failed By The NHS, Report Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students with eating disorders are missing up to five years of university, while many see their condition deteriorate as they are being failed by the ...

Innovations in Healthcare - How the NHS Is Improving Patient Care With Telemedicine

Andrew Graley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

Developments in telemedicine are benefitting patients with a broad range of needs as well as improving hospital services and improving resource allocation across the NHS. Significant progress has been made towards three million people being able to benefit from telehealth by 2017 in the UK, so these programmes could be coming to hospital near you soon.

So You Want to Be a Brain Surgeon?

Mr Michael D Jenkinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mr Michael D Jenkinson

Brain surgery, it's not exactly rocket science... but it is one of those jobs that people can't quite believe you do, and I am usually asked if I am joking.... So what is it like being a neurosurgeon? In common with rocket science, neurosurgery sounds more glamorous than it really is.

Stop Eating Sugar? Even Our Hospitals Make Hansel and Gretel Feel at Home

Amy Leech | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

The truth is we don't have the freedom to choose an added-sugar-free diet, the stuff is unavoidable. Forget fizzy drinks - yoghurts, salad dressings, dips, cereals, bread, sushi, sauces, baked beans and crisps all have unnecessary amounts of added-sugar to them.

Before Attacking Foreign Workers Look at Your Christmas List

Will Black | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Debates about globalisation examine impacts on all concerned - whether importers of labour, food and goods or those countries losing key workers, giving up their food or being turned into polluted assembly lines. Debates about the EU and migration which lack that level of empathy - and concentrate purely on what Britain is supposedly losing - simply miss the point.

London Doctor Accused Of Carrying Out Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

A doctor is set to be grilled by the medical watchdogs, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient. Dr Sureshkumar Vallabhdas P...

'Forced Caesarean' Woman 'Begged' To Keep Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Court documents have shed vital new light on the tragic case of an Italian mother who was sedated, given a c-section and had her baby forcibly removed...

12 Signs That It's Time to Change Doctor

Marek Doyle | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

If you suspect your doctor is providing you with substandard treatment but can't quite pinpoint where the problem lies, then this list is for you. Here are the dozen most common red flags that will tell you if your doctor is blundering with your health. Ready? Let's begin with the first six.

Patching Physicians' Pay

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
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Valdemar Alsop

The turgid rebuttal is that the poorer paying NHS might lose the best doctors and harm our own health. Hogwash. You don't become a doctor to become a billionaire. And there's a whole world of bright medical practitioners out there. If people will not work for the NHS, there's plenty who would want to work in one the safest and richest countries in the world.

How Can We Improve the Healthcare System?

Melissa Morris | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Morris

Poor access to primary care is one of the biggest problems plaguing the NHS. Getting an appointment with a GP or accessing primary care remotely is not easy. GPs play an important role as the gatekeepers to wider services in the NHS.

Prescribing Exercise Key to Defusing 'Ticking Mental Health Time Bomb'

Dr Davina Deniszczyc | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Davina Deniszczyc

To really address our nation's mental health, change is crucial; that means it must be considered on par with physical health by all of us, and we should approach our own wellbeing and address treatment in the same way too.

Break It to Me Gently, Doctor, How Long Have I Got?

David Bradford | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bradford

"This is a 10-minute appointment," the GP said firmly. The implication was clear: he didn't have time to look at the growth on my dad's head. Three months later, Dad was dead. The lumps were cancer that had spread from his lungs...

Therapy or Medication for a Citalopram Nation?

Daniel Warner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

It saddens me that for many who don't have a support network or the finance to see a therapist, they will be handed a box of pills to chemically alter their mood or thoughts.

Open for Longer, PM Tells GPs

PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

GPs' surgeries should be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week, David Cameron said as he announced a £50 million trial to encourage longer openi...

GPs To Open 12 Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

David Cameron is to unveil a £50 million scheme to encourage GPs to offer weekend and evening appointments, in an effort to cut the pressure on stret...

The Practice of Medicine - Not Simply a Science But Now an Art

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK
Dr Neel Sharma

My arrival into medical school back in 2001 launched me, not only into a world of systemic disease, but rather a world of information overload. Verbose medical texts were seen scattered across my room with my typical schedule spent inhaling the multitude of odours as expressed by a cohort of 200 plus students during lecture hall gatherings.

An Alcoholic Is Someone Who Drinks More Than His Doctor

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I grew up believing that doctors were on a higher level than the rest of us. Their knowledge was vast and mysterious, their advice kept us healthy... What really struck me recently is that medical staff are twice as likely to get addicted to drugs or alcohol than the general public. How can this be possible?

Sick and Disabled People Needs Their Doctor's Support

Stef Benstead | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

When it's their word against yours, medical evidence is what proves you're not the one lying. Medical evidence is what says that you are in pain, or you are blind, or you are mentally ill. It's what confirms that you aren't making things up or exaggerating. It's what tells the decision maker to believe your evidence over what the Atos assessor said, or simply to believe your evidence at all.

Undermining Trainees - How Senior Doctors Still Set a Poor Example

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Neel Sharma

The consultant turned to him and straight faced said, 'I would like to thank you for all your hard work these past months, if you need a reference for McDonald's I'd be happy to help,' before turning his back and leaving the ward. The consultant at the time happened to be one of the programme directors for junior trainees at that hospital.