UK Doctors

Gassy Guts: Why Doctors Need to Get Serious About IBS

Natalie de Winter | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie de Winter

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the Sarah Palin of ailments; nobody takes it seriously... IBS is still a condition whose name is met with disinterest, an eye roll and sometimes a snort of derision; and that's just from the doctors.

NHS Gagging Clauses

Rita Pal | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

The debate over so-called "gagging clauses" in NHS employment disputes rumbles on, doubtless fuelled by the outcome of the Mid Staffordshire inquiry. In an emotional, knee-jerk reaction, calls for a ban on such "gagging clauses" are reaching fever pitch.

Whistleblowing: Why the NHS Couldn't Care Less

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The full scale of the way the NHS tries to gag clinicians from speaking out about poor clinical care is only now emerging.

Flat on My Back Waiting for Cupid

Jodie Butt | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Butt

With it being the fourth operation I know exactly what to expect now. I'm like a boob op pro. My pre operation habits and rituals will be the same and I know exactly how to prepare myself. For example, I know that I like to work from home the day before so I can have some 'me' time.

Patient Safety at Mid Staffordshire and North Staffordshire

Rita Pal | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

A long overdue public inquiry into the appalling standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is complete. The findings are not unexpected.

'Truly Dreadful': PM Vows To Learn Lessons From Hospital Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has apologised to families of people who suffered "truly dreadful" care in the Mid Staffordshire Hospitals scandal. Announcing a radi...

Doctors Call For Ban On Botox Parties At Home

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At-home cosmetic procedure parties should be banned, leading doctors have said. So called "Botox parties" or "filler parties" - where groups of fri...

Good Mood Food - The Second Brain Residing in Our Stomachs

Dr Hilary Jones | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Hilary Jones

So how is it that the food we eat can have such a significant impact on our mood?

UK Doctors To Volunteer For Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Floods

PA | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

British medical personnel can volunteer to help with the Government's humanitarian emergency response to disasters overseas, under a new arrangement a...

Alternative Medicines for Mental Health

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Many of us are choosing a greener lifestyle, and that goes for medication too. Holistic therapist Sorrell Robbins explains "The idea of alternative medicine - namely herbs - is to help moderate and balance the individual alongside medical and/or psychiatric care and not to cure conditions that mainstream doctors were unable to".

Uniquely British? Why We Aren't Willing to Challenge Our Doctors

Dr Sneh Khemka | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sneh Khemka

Whether it's in Britain or elsewhere, a percentage of patients are genuinely limiting their choices and access to appropriate treatment and care because they simply don't feel comfortable to challenge their doctor about advice or treatment options.

Why Skype is Not the Answer for the NHS (But the Internet Might Be)

Rachel Carrell | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Carrell

Dr Hennessey lives in London. Dave lives in Newcastle. They've never met. Dave's entire consultation was conducted over the internet and telephone. His inhaler was sent through the post.

Why Having A ‘Check Up’ Makes No Difference To Your Health (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

General health checks do not reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer, researchers suggest. The checks, which have become ...

Could Antibiotics Crisis Mean Colds Become Fatal?

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Patients have been urged not to request antibiotics for coughs and colds due to an increasing resistance to treatments in the population. It is imp...

Mother To Sue NHS Over 'Preventable' Baby Death

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

The mother of a baby girl who died after serious failures by hospital staff is to sue the NHS over her daughter's "preventable and predictable" death....

'Just Think Of Me As Good Old Uncle Jim'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Fresh claims have emerged that Jimmy Savile tried to rape a woman while on a hospital visit and told her "just think of me as good old uncle Jim". ...

PICTURED: Sunny Holiday Snaps From The Day A Boy Was Molested By Jimmy Savile

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

A picture has been released of a boy standing next to Jimmy Savile's Rolls-Royce on the same day he claims he was abused by the TV star. The allege...

Leeds Hospital Disputes Porter's Claims About Savile Abusing Girls

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

A hospital has disputed claims by a former porter that Jimmy Savile would regularly take teenage girls to a private hospital block alone. Terry Pra...

Ted Thornhill

Why Did So Many Turn A Blind Eye To Savile's Abuse? | Ted Thornhill | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The scale of Jimmy Savile’s alleged abuse has left the nation in complete shock – not least because it has become apparent, for instance through t...

Jimmy Savile 'Took Teenage Girls To Hospital'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile was handed a key to a hospital block where he regularly would take teenage girls alone, a former porter has claimed. Terry Pratt said ...

TV Bosses 'Laughed At Me' For Reporting Savile Sex Abuse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

A former television newsreader said he was "laughed at" after telling managers he spotted Jimmy Savile pinching a girl's bottom whilst he was working ...

Jimmy Savile Police Look At Claims Doctors Abused Children

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Information on three doctors who worked at hospitals where Jimmy Savile had links has been passed to police amid claims they were involved in a networ...

We Need to Break the Taboo Surrounding Self Harm and Start Talking About It

Sarah Brennan | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brennan

Only one in 10 young people are comfortable seeking advice from teachers, parents and GPs. Over half would go online to get support about self-harm despite only one in five trusting online sources.

Doctors To Get 'Medical MOTs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

Doctors' skills are to be reassessed every year to ensure they are fit to practise, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced, in what has been dubbe...

Back Pain: Don't Suffer in Silence

Cabella Lowe | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cabella Lowe

As a physiotherapist I know it's never too late to start looking after your back, and you only need make small adjustments to reap the benefits.