National Health Service

Part-Time Doctors are not A 'Risk' to the NHS

Rita Pal | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Instead of blaming the influx of women doctors into the profession, the medical establishment should be reviewing their previous mistakes. They should then find ways of correcting the current problems.

'This Is No Way To Run A Health Service'

PA | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

Hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Ro...

Nurses 'Not Too Posh To Wash'

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Nurses are being forced to clean toilets and mop hospital floors on top of their patient care duties, a new survey has found. More than half of NHS...

The UK's Best Export? The NHS 'To Go Overseas'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics

NHS hospitals are to be invited by the Government to set up profit-making branches abroad to raise funds for patients at home and raise the internatio...

Whistleblowing and Patient Safety : The Patient's or the profession's interests at stake?

Rita Pal | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Medical whistleblowing has featured in countless newspaper headlines. The stories are usually victim-focused, implying that if you blow the whistle, your life is automatically destroyed. While that may be true in some cases, the stereotypical "victim" imagery is not constructive, helping neither the psychology of the individual whistleblower, nor the system that spawned them.

That's So Last Decade! More Young Teens Saying No To Booze And Drugs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Teens are forgoing drink, drugs and smoking for more wholesome pursuits and healthier lifestyles, new research suggests. But charities warned of be...

Health Care Reform in Three Words?

Tony Lobl | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Health care reform - just three simple words.

Hospitals 'Restricting Operations To Save Money'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

NHS trusts have been warned they could face intervention by the Health Secretary after a survey showed that pressure to save money has led to restrict...

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Rita Pal | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Recently, I read a blog post by a rather dashing young man who works for a leading IT company. It was entitled "Only you are responsible for your failure".

83-Year-Old Becomes UK's Oldest Kidney Donor

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to...

NHS At 'Breaking Point' Warn Nurses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

The NHS is at breaking point, the Royal College of Nursing has warned on Monday. With nursing positions at risk of being axed, the union said the ...

Lansley Playing 'Dumb Politics' With NHS Reforms Veto

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

The health secretary Andrew Lansley has been accused of playing "dumb politics" and trying to "bury bad news" for vetoing the publication of a confide...

NHS 'Risk Register' Publication To Be Vetoed By Cabinet

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers are to veto the publication of an internal risk assessment of the Government's highly contentious NHS reforms, it was announced today. Th...

NHS Racks Up 'Horrific' £1.2m Legal Bill

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

The "horrific" legal bill for what is believed to be the first courtroom battle between one NHS body and another has triggered public dismay. The h...

More Midwives Needed for Baby Boom Britain

Cathy Warwick | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

We are in an age of austerity, of course. But the government often boasts that the NHS budget has been protected, and surely if there is any group that should be shielded from the brunt of any cuts it is newborn babies.

Flu Vaccine Rates 'Declined' After PR Campaign Scrapped

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Politics

Flu vaccination rates declined in more than 100 areas after the government scrapped the national awareness campaign, according to a Labour analysis of...

Hearing Voices? So Are Up To One In Five Children, Claims Study

PA | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Hearing voices may affect up to a fifth of schoolchildren aged 11 to 13, a psychiatric study has found. In most cases, the auditory hallucinations ...

Most GPs Doubt Whether NHS Reforms Will Make Things Better

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

Confidence among GPs that the Government's NHS reforms will improve patient care has almost halved since they were first proposed, an opinion poll sho...

Labour Attacks £500m Cut In Planned NHS Spending

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne was accused by Labour tonight of raiding the NHS budget as it emerged that planned spending by the health service has been r...

Chris Wimpress

Andy Burnham: The NHS Battle Has Only Just Begun | Chris Wimpress | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham is fired up and doesn't have the air of a loser. He's failed in his parliamentary battle to get the Health and Social Care Bill dropped, ...

Serial Bigamist Spared Jail After Cross-Dressing Sleeping Pills Scam

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

A serial bigamist who fooled a doctor into giving her sleeping pills by dressing as a man was spared a jail sentence today. Emily Horne, 33, croppe...

Doctors Will Attempt To Unseat MPs If NHS Reforms Go Through

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

A group of NHS doctors plan to field candidates against high-profile coalition MPs at the next general election in protest at controversial government...

Hospital Car Park Charges Rise At Quarter Of English Trusts

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

More than a quarter of hospital trusts have increased car parking charges for patients and visitors, according to new data. Hospitals in England ma...

Gvt Reveals 7,000 More Women Affected By PIP Implants Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Around 7,000 more women in the UK have received potentially faulty PIP breast implants than previously thought, the Government has revealed on Thursda...

'We Should Shout Our Achievements From The Rooftops'

PA | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg told Liberal Democrats to "stop looking back" and start "shouting our achievements from the rooftops" in a speech to rally party activists....