UK Doctors

The Junior Doctors Row Is Putting Students Off Studying Medicine - And It Spells 'Disaster' For NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Figures showing more than a third of prospective medicine students have been put off the subject due to the government's treatment of junior doctors h...

This Talented Medic Student Had To Move To Italy To Study - As He Couldn't Get Into A UK University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A straight-A aspiring doctor who took a year out to gain work experience in a hospital has been forced to move to Italy to enrol on a medicine degree ...

Use Planning Powers to Help Deliver 500 New GPs for Londoners

Steve O'Connell | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

It is my belief that by leveraging the maximum funding for GP services, we can build a better future for London and its residents. We cannot have new homes and then neglect the social amenities that underpin new communities. To make London a decent place to live and work, we must adopt an holistic approach.

The Leading Light For Change

Simon Fairweather | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK
Simon Fairweather

A+E is the link bridge from primary to secondary care and it is fair to accuse it of being a reflection of the overall functioning of a vast healthcare system. Sadly, crowding currently plagues A+E; patients queue in corridors, ambulance staff wait to handover and professionals get burnt due to unsustainable intensity.

An Increasing Number Of People Can't Get Through To Their GP On The Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you regularly experience the struggle of getting through to your GP on the phone, then you're not alone. In fact, it's an issue facing NHS patie...

Medic Student Banned From Being A Doctor After Posting 'I Will Find You' Taken Quote On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A medic student has been banned from practising medicine because he posted a quote from blockbuster film Taken saying: ""I will look for you, I will f...

That Manifesto: Time for NHS Reform?

Simon Fairweather | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Fairweather

In an increasingly capitalist world it is easy to give in to temptation, however, that is neither the ethos nor the mandate of a socialist NHS. Before forcing through change let us talk yet perhaps more importantly; let us listen. Only then we can devise a strategy on how to deliver the future, together.

Am I a Moderate or a Militant Doctor?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

I am a GP partner and also train junior doctors in inner city Manchester. I have been a doctor for 13 years. I am writing not as a junior doctor but as a voice for my patients that I've looked after for the past 10 years...

Accident and Emergency in Need of Resuscitation

Simon Fairweather | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Simon Fairweather

I am a junior doctor. I love the siege-induced mentality of a busy department. I love the pressure of promptly assessing and treating patients in a li...

Doctors Are Revealing The Most Incredible Recoveries They've Ever Witnessed (GRAPHIC WARNING)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An astounding Reddit thread is revealing the most incredible recoveries medical professional have ever witnessed. From traffic accident victims hig...

Infection Prevention: A Contagious Issue

Rose Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

You are probably unaware that last week was International Infection Prevention Week. Unlike Bonfire Night or Christmas - this is generally not one for...

Spin Doctors vs Real Doctors

Dr Shebby Kamalvand | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Shebby Kamalvand

So, what is the latest health threat that doctors are warning the public about in the UK at present? No, we haven't just identified a new strain of Ebola, tomatoes are still good for you, and disappointingly strawberry daiquiris are yet to contribute to your five-a-day. The newest threat to your health, is ironically the health secretary Jeremy Hunt himself.

Fisherman Has Stingray's Barb Removed In Gruesome Footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

This is the gruesome moment that a fisherman had a stingray's barb removed from his foot. The graphic scenes show the sword-like sting pierced thro...

Tech Will Never Replace GPs... But It Will Make Them More Accessible

Chris Spencer | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

How long does it take you to get an appointment to see your GP? If simply asking this question has set your pulse racing and temper soaring, take heart. Technology is coming to the rescue...

Greedy, Lazy Doctors: Junior Doctors Behind Closed Doors

Dr Shebby Kamalvand | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Dr Shebby Kamalvand

So what are the doctors saying behind closed doors? They are saying that they have had enough. They are declaring that they will unify against the government and that they will fight. They are warning their children not to follow their career path, and considering their options very carefully also. Many have been tempted by warmer climates, or a career change all together. They are adamant that they will not back down, and that the government has picked the wrong group of professionals to attack.

The Equality of Tory Attacks - From Miners to Doctors, Lawyers and Refugees

Will Black | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Will Black

The Conservative Party is often represented as antagonistic towards the 'working class'. Memories of blood-splattered striking miners and descriptions of the impact of tax credit cuts on struggling families are routinely used to illustrate this representation.

The NHS Runs On Its People: Beat Them Down And You Will Have Nothing Left

Louise Ridley | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

Hunt is setting himself against the most essential element of our health organisation: its people. They are on the edge, and they deserve nothing but respect.

Graphic Video: Man's 10-Year-Old Cyst Popped By Doctor

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT An American man nicknamed 'Raymond' has been living with a cyst on his neck for ten years. When he finally made the d...

Junior Doctors: Don't Strike, Leave

James Gupta | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gupta

You're an intelligent, highly trained human being with a strong desire to help people - and that makes you incredibly valuable in a whole range of careers.

Junior Doctors Contract - It's Not About the Money

Pooja Jassal-Prior | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Pooja Jassal-Prior

Junior doctors work long hours and these proposals will remove the safety limits that ensure doctors are not over tired. Being fatigued and stressed impairs judgement and increases the chances of mistakes. Would you want a tired and over worked doctor making life and death decisions about you or your family? Neither would we!

14 Surprise Celebs Who Have Guest Starred In 'Doctors'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Let’s be honest, within the world of soap, ‘Doctors’ tends to get a bit of a raw deal. The BBC serial drama has now been on the air for 15 ye...

Dear Patients of the NHS

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Zoe Norris

Your safety is being put at risk. My greatest fear is that nothing changes, the NHS slowly crumbles, stretching more and more, doctors too tired to concentrate, patient care suffering, safety put at risk. You as a patient know this from your experiences every day. If the NHS is going to survive for the future, all of us - patients, public, professionals and politicians, need to accept that it isn't working. We need an honest discussion about its future. We need to start talking.

Is It Really That Difficult to Cancel a GP Appointment?

Beth Britton | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Fundamentally I believe that we as patients must understand our responsibility to respect the free access we have to our GP, practice nurse, midwife or other primary care based professional. We expect their professionalism and access to them in a timely manner - it's not a lot to ask that we should also keep our side of the bargain too.

Is a Seven-Day NHS Sustainable?

Ed Fletcher | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Ed Fletcher

What the health secretary's plans fail to realise is that there are bigger issues that need to be addressed, other than the contracts of consultants, to achieve an effective seven-day NHS.

100 Days of Dave - The NHS

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Zoe Norris

I was politically ambivalent about the general election. Like a lot of NHS staff, I was torn between knowing that things were bad in the health service, especially in general practice, but equally knowing that a change of government would inevitably mean some sort of re-branding, reorganisation and changes of priorities. I knew an NHS on its knees already wouldn't cope with that. When the result came in, it was going to be more of the same. No massive changes, just slogging on trying to get the government to listen. I was totally wrong.