UK Doctors

What Is Wrong With The NHS?

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

I would not advocate privatising the NHS or trying to charge people for its services. There is little to be gained and much to be lost. There is no perfect health system on this planet and the NHS is the UK's own grand version of an imperfect system.

Brains Literally Think Nonsense, Let It Be Fun Nonsense

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bonsall

Every time I go to therapy I fill out a questionnaire that asks 'in the last week have you thought about ending your life?' This question is a self-pe...

Care Can Only Improve With Funding

Karin Smyth | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Karin Smyth

There is so much to discuss and evaluate. The first of the regular meetings at which the STP will be discussed is next week, and I hope the next stage will be the widest and most open of consultations. I hope many of my Bristol South constituents will take part.

Mandatory Reporting On Patients: Should Doctors Be Policing Our Communities?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

Thorough consideration must be given to how all of these risks can be mitigated and the role and judgement of doctors - those who are best placed to support their patients - must form a key part of the conversation.

Boosting Medical Morale By Caring For The Carers

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Hannah Barham-Brown

Since qualifying, I have always had one eye to the future, worried about what will happen to my career and my relationships, and how my disability could make a hard career even tougher. While this victory with HEE is not going to improve everything, I now know that I will not struggle alone, isolated from my loved ones, while fighting a body that never learnt the rules. We still have a way to go, but I'm going to savour this win for a long while.

Why Universities Should Scrap Exams

Lucy Haire | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Haire

Just thinking about students' health for a moment, especially student mental health, there is evidence even among school pupils that exams are a major source of anxiety which can lead to ill-health. This is another important reason for re-examining the role of exams.

Emergency Medical And Dental Care In The Demolished Jungle

Ali Amir | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Amir

Having set off from Cardiff on Friday evening, we had no idea of whether we would even make it to Calais due to heightened security on the border and media reports suggesting that the refugee camp in Calais had been demolished; all refugees had apparently been relocated across France. However, we arrived safely in Calais via the euro tunnel with our car stuffed with clothes, medications and dental materials.

Finding A Global Solution To A Worldwide Healthcare Problem

Dr G. Richard Olds | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Dr G. Richard Olds

At the beginning of the month, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, made reference to an ongoing crisis in global healthcare. In a speech to the Conserv...

Doctors With Mental Illness - Time For A Change

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nima Ghadiri

This stigma can arise as early as medical school, fostered by a triad of competitiveness, fear and uncertainty. Students sometimes receive conflicting information about mental health, and may fear disclosing illness.

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 10.08.2017 | 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 09.08.2017 | 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 08.08.2017 | 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 05.08.2017 | 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 02.08.2017 | 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.