UK Doctors

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.

£25 To See The Doctor?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Half of GPs are in favour of the NHS charging up to £25 for routine appointments, with some suggesting those in higher paid profession pay up to £15...

NHS Workers Must Understand There Is No 'I' in Team

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK
Dr Neel Sharma

Despite the manifesto underpinning the National Health Service, there are obvious concerns with its functioning, blighted primarily by a lack of resources. As a result NHS workers are left to function in an extirpated environment with less than optimum fodder; limited staffing, bed space and financial constraints hindering the use of latest technologies and treatment.

Fifty Percent to Contract Cancer

Clive Norman | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

As a society we are told that heart failure and heart disease is on the decrease, and I would suggest as an ex-smoker that the decline in smoking, may well have been the largest contributor to this decline. But WHY, with all the advances in treatments for the many differing types of cancer is this particular disease apparently on the increase.

Jeremy Hunt's Comments On Abortion 'Completely Ignorant' Say Doctors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt displayed "complete ignorance" when he made comments about abortion time limits when he first took up his post, leading d...

Doctors Pass Vote Of No Confidence In Jeremy Hunt

PA | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics

Doctors leaders have passed a vote of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt. Representatives at the British Medical Association's (BMA) ann...

Tory MP: Women Doctors A 'Burden' On The NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

Female doctors can be a "burden" on the health service as they often want to take time off work to have children, a Conservative MP has said. Speak...

Women GPs 'Burden NHS' By Having Families, Tory MP Says

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has sparked a row after claiming female doctors are a drain on the NHS because they will end up having families and want to work part time. ...

NHS 111 Telephone Service Must Be Strengthened, Not Attacked

Rachel Carrell | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
Rachel Carrell

If the NHS is going to survive for the next generation, it simply must evolve new models of provision. NHS 111 is moving in exactly the right direction. In fact, it should be going further. It is just a shame it was sent off prematurely, an unfinished car with a new driver on a half-built road.

Could A Pill Cut Your Drinking By Two Thirds On A Night Out?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A "helpful" new drug which could help problem drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume will today become available to UK patients. If dep...

Branding: Understanding The Importance of Trust

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In this sense, within the space of my career, marketing has gone from nothing to everything. That's some journey.

Medical Protests in Uttar Pradesh

Rita Pal | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rita Pal

Medical students in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were expected to take to the streets in protest today, amid mounting outrage at the way state officials have replaced a national qualification with its local predecessor.

Court Freezes Careers of 90,000 Indian Doctors

Rita Pal | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

90,000 doctors have had their careers stalled by the significant delays of India's Supreme Court. Fury gripped the medical community due to the bureaucratic nightmare that has pushed their patience to the limit.

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 ...