UK Health Care

The NHS Frontline - The Reality of Being a Doctor in Today's NHS

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Dr Zoe Norris

There are 10 appointments left for today. There are 10,000 patients. My three colleagues are here all day, but one can't help with the home visits. They have a meeting about commissioning services in the local area. A brilliant idea from the government. But there is no time or money allocated for them to attend this meeting. So that means there are just three of us. At 8.10 there are 20 patients waiting for me to ring them back. At 8.30 there are 53.

The NHS: Ever Been Let down?

Clark Russell | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

I realise many people have a sacrosanct attitude towards the NHS. However once you scratch under the surface you realise all is not well. With a budget of £130 Billion, there has to be more accountability and improved quality of service delivery.

Why Are Obese Children 'Less Able To Taste'?

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Obese children have a less sensitive sense of taste than children of normal weight, researchers have claimed. When tested on the five taste sensati...

Kidney Cancer Cases At Record High Fuelled By Obesity

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

The number of people diagnosed with kidney cancer each year is at a record high - partly fuelled by obesity, figures show. Kidney cancer cases hit ...