Still Life!

David Pearl | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

A multi-disciplinary, serial professional (dentist, lawyer, coroner, judge) Bernard Pearl's life is currently restricted to a hospital bed where he has more than enough time to dwell on the moment. Around him people are whiling away their day staring at screens or into mid air. Not my dad.

Why Lack of Privacy Endangers Patient Care

Dr Ellie May | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ellie May

In a hospital where the paths of staff and patients can cross in various different roles it is understandably difficult for patients to be assured of privacy and confidentiality. It is a fact we should be aware of and take seriously to prevent important information being with held to the detriment of patient care.

Ebola Outbreak Points to Tragic Flaws in World's Disease Resilience

Sophia Salenius | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Salenius

Ebola poses a genuine threat to all of us - and it is about time we realised this.

10 Resolutions the NHS Must Make Now

Dr Ellie May | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ellie May

Although free at the point of delivery, the NHS is not a 'free for all' and though treatment is not rationed, it must be rational. Having spent 15 years in the same job, at the sharp end of the NHS, I have seen fancy ideas and initiatives change policy and procedure, trying to trim the cost of the service...

Living With Mortality: The Legacy of Cancer

Jane Sarluis | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

Oncology season is approaching again. Next month, I will arrive with sweaty palms and dry mouth at the hospital which summons supressed fear the moment the A-road heralds the big 'H' signpost.

Child, 7, Set On Fire In Aberdeen Street In 'Critical Condition'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

The young boy who was badly burned in a city street in an apparent "prank gone wrong" is fighting for his life, police said Saturday. Seven-year-ol...

Boy In Hospital After Reports He Was 'On Fire' In City Street

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

A young boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street. The seven-year-old was hurt in the incident in...

We Must Involve Clinicians on All Levels to Transform the NHS

Mark Newbold | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Mark Newbold

My goal is to involve clinicians at all levels in running and improving services. After all it is the staff on the frontline who will truly make a difference to the delivery of care in our hospitals. It is vital to let them know we are actively supporting them.

Faith? Please Cure Us of This Myth

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

One Sunday one of our merry band was having his regular bedside Mass with his priest and his Mum, when the priest asked us all to join with them. When we all refused the way the priest replied to us has stuck with me throughout my life. "Well if you don't believe then you deserve to be sick. God is punishing you all for your lack of faith".

Briton Found Dead In US Hospital Stairwell

PA | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

A British woman has been found dead in a hospital stairwell in America, more than two weeks after going missing. Lynne Spalding, 57, disappeared fr...

WATCH: It's Safe To Go To Hospital Again...

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Denise Joyce Reed's efficiency at her nursing job was scrutinized after a number of mistakes occurred under her watch. In one troubling example, she m...

Claims NHS Bosses Covered-Up Mother And Baby Deaths At Morecambe Hospital

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

An NHS trust is facing claims that health bosses covered up a failure to investigate a hospital where mothers and babies died through neglect. An ...

Dambusters: Living Legacy

Clare Pelham | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Clare Pelham

Leonard Cheshire was one of the youngest commanding officers 617 Squadron ever had and one of the most decorated pilots of the conflict. The experiences he had during the war changed his life - and quite literally has transformed the lives of thousands of disabled people across the world.

How Whittington Hospital Saved My Life

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laxmi Hariharan

Today NHS managers want to sell off part of the Whittington site, cutting almost 570 jobs to leave the hospital with reduced maternity services, ward closures and fewer beds for the elderly. Why cut funding for something which works? At what cost is the government saving costs?

You Don't Need to Teach Nurses/Carers Compassion, you just need to Make Sure They Are Doing Their Job - A Carer's View

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
Hannah Gal

What would you like for christmas? I ask 93-year-old Winnie at the end of my daily morning visit. 'just a bit of company', she replies with a somewhat sad smile. 

Baby Born Mid-Flight In Helicopter Over Shetland Isles

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

A baby has been born mid-flight on a coastguard rescue helicopter over the Shetland Isles. The 7lb baby was delivered at 6.28 am, while the helico...

Four-Year-Old Dies After Train Collision

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

A four-year-old girl has died in hospital after the car she was travelling in collided with a train. Emma Lifsey, who was airlifted to Sheffield Ch...

'My Husband Died Like A Battery Hen'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics

A senior Labour MP has described how her husband died like a "battery hen" in hospital, telling The Guardian she feared "a normalisation of cruelty" w...

Yes, Savita Halappanavar's Death IS a Political Issue

Kate Smurthwaite | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Kate Smurthwaite

This weeks' protest outside the Irish Embassy in London over the death of Savita Halappanavar was a first for me. I've been to dozens of pro-choice protests before but this was the first time I've attended one with no sign whatsoever of a counter-protest. I guess it's hard to claim to be 'pro-life' when someone is actually dead.

Losing the Sight of an Eye

Josa Young | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Losing an eye is no big deal.

Indian Hospital Staff 'Forced To Hand Over Gifts For Time Off'

SWNS | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

Carillion hospital managers at a Swindon hospital demanded gifts from foreign workers in return for time off, according to claims made in an Employmen...

Medical Student Found Dead By Flatmates After Refusing Ambulance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A medical student died after telling her flatmates not to call an ambulance, despite complaining of feeling unwell and experiencing difficulty breathi...

8-Year-Old Boy Found Wandering On Tube Lines

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

An eight-year-old boy found trespassing on London Underground tracks was led to safety by a Tube cleaner, it has been revealed. The incident emerge...

Schoolgirl Hit By Tube Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

A 12-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a Tube train at Brixton. The incident at the south London station happened duri...

Schoolboy In 'Life Threatening Condition' After Being Struck By Lightning

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

A schoolboy is in hospital after being struck by lightning, police have said. The 11-year-old, who is believed to be a pupil at the Dorcan Academy ...