UK Doctors

Syringes, Bloody Tubes And Pig Snouts Being Dumped On Harley Street

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Syringes, bloodied tissues and pig snouts are being ditched on the pavements of Harley Street by exclusive medical clinics, according to Westminster C...

Could Non-Surgical Treatments For Wrinkles Cause Permanent Damage?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients who have non-surgical cosmetic treatments are being exposed to "unreasonable risks" and "permanent damage" because of a lack of appropriate t...

Why Pick on Nurses?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Margaret Heffernan

Today, when nurses are being urged, in effect, to go back to school and retrain, the implication is that the more recent scandals were all the fault of nurses. Why? Presumably because they are easier to pick on: mostly female, further down the pecking order and therefore less powerful.

Primary Care, Access Denied

Katherine Murphy | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Katherine Murphy

Our research shows that the public often face a complex and convoluted system at a time when they need urgent care. Nearly 80% or respondents to our survey said they didn't feel safe relying on NHS out-of-hours care.

Patient Banned From Surgery After Tweeting About Waiting Times

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A cystic fibrosis sufferer has been excluded from his local GP surgery after posting an "offensive tweet" about staff. Mathew Cochrane, 26, express...

It Seems Morale and Motivation Is Not the Worst It's Ever Been.... Again!

Dean Royles | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK
Dean Royles

Look at the year the NHS has just had. Strikes, pay freezes, pension contribution increases, redundancy, massive reorganisation, industrial action, reconfiguration and more. A tough year in anyone's book but the survey shows us that the majority of indicators were stable or improved.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Is Safe. Dave Isn't.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 1 March 2013... 1) NICK IS SAFE. DAVE ISN'T. What does it take to beat the Lib Dems in Eastleigh? As ...

90% Of Doctors Would Opt For Starvation Death If Terminally Ill

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Nine in 10 doctors claim they would be happy to effectively starve to death under a controversial end-of-life regime, if they were terminally ill. ...

Why Proposed NHS Reforms May Damage HIV Care

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

We are doctors. We do health. We do not have armies of lawyers and specialists in tendering and procurement at our disposal. We would rather invest in nurses, dieticians and pharmacists - and I would rather see patients than have to fight for the survival of our HIV service.

The Nerds Are in Charge. Thank God.

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

The desire to inject excitement into life sciences is to be commended. The quest to understand and cure cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and other horrible diseases is often a lonely one and lacks wide-spread recognition and financial compensation. This is what the trio are hoping to combat.

Dying for an Appointment

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It is a sad state of affairs that many people who are unwell and may in fact have a more serious underlying condition have to wait weeks on end to see their GP, by which time it could be too late.

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...