UK Doctors

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 ...

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.