Nhs Hospitals

An Open Letter To This NHS

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Gabrielle Taylor

To the NHS, I hope this finds you well. I know you've had some bad press of late so I just wanted to see you how you're feeling and let you know that despite your troubles, I'm still your number one fan.

Too Fat For The NHS? The Obesity Crisis Facing Our National Health Service

Shaun Bailey | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Shaun Bailey

The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recently took the decision to refuse surgery to people with non-life threatening conditions if the...

How Many Nurses Do You Need...?

Jane Ball | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Jane Ball

We often hear that some nurses are short of compassion, but for the overwhelming majority of the profession, this is simply not true and there is certainly no evidence that shows that this is the problem underlying current concerns about quality. We do however have ample evidence that they are often short of time, compromising their ability both to show that compassion and to maintain safety. Safe staffing is not an optional extra.

Save Our NHS

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

What is disgusting is that my sister is 25-years-old and many days she runs a ward by herself with a registrar or consultant to contact if she needs help with particularly unwell people. That is an enormous amount of stress to put onto a young person and an enormous amount of responsibility...

The NHS Deserves More Than a Hero

Steve Clarke | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Steve Clarke

Barts Health Trust has been put into special measures after a damning report by the health service regulator. But what is meant by special measures, and what does this mean for the East London Hospitals that are run by Barts?

7 Things Farage Does Not Want You To Know About Migrants And The NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Kumail Jaffer | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage told Sky News on Sunday that too many British people have been subjected to the traumatic experience of visiting a "GP that didn't speak ...

New Legislation on 'Duty of Candour' Will Help to Raise Standards But Resources Are the Real Issue

Caroline Klage | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK
Caroline Klage

New legislation intended to ensure patients treated by the NHS receive safe care is an important step forward but without more resources, it is diffic...

On Hospital Heating and Moral Knee-Jerks

Tom Burns | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Tom Burns

I'd therefore urge people like the health minister, Dr Dan Poulter, to think more deeply about this issue. It might be that you reach a different moral conclusion to the one I've described here. However, wherever your ethical reasoning takes you, I hope you will be able to avoid a post-hoc rationalisation.

The (Same) Politics of Hospital Closures

Thomas Cawston | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Cawston

Last week Sir John Oldham published his long awaited report on health policy for the Labour Party. In his foreword Sir John describes one of the key political challenge of successful reform...

NHS Death Rate Statistic Should Not Be Ignored - But Do Not Tell the Whole Picture

Suzanne Trask | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Suzanne Trask

The credibility of the hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR) as a method to measure the performance of NHS hospitals has come under attack.

Eating to Death and Bad Arguments Against Paying for NHS Treatment; Or, Injustice Shapes Our Behaviour

George Iordanou | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

Surely you must know the adverse effects of bad diet and no exercise. Why should the taxpayer pay for what is, ultimately, the exercise of your freedom of choice? This is the question that Jeremy Paxman asked the former NHS chief Sir David Nicholson, when Nicholson went to Newsnight to describe his transition from being the head of the NHS to becoming yet another NHS patient with diabetes.

How Much Is The NHS Wasting On EMPTY Buildings?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service has been criticised after it admitted wasting £3.8 million on property taxes for the 122 empty buildings it owns, which i...

NHS Gagging Orders Will Continue to Cause Needless Deaths

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It has been reported that the General Medical Council closed cases against four senior doctors who held management positions at Stafford Hospital, while neglect and abuse occurred. These physicians face no further action from the GMC, and appear to have suffered none during the investigation.

Worker Held Over Chichester NHS Hospital Patient's Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK

A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of raping a hospital patient. A 29-year-old man was detained following a complaint by a woman in...

NHS Hospitals Could Be Fined Or Closed For Failures

PA | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK

Wide-ranging reforms of the National Health Service will be recommended by a public inquiry into serious failings of care at a scandal-hit hospital. ...

MP Wanted To 'Burn Down Hospital' Where Husband Died

Daily Mail | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

"Ann Clwyd had expected that her gentle and genial husband, Owen Roberts, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, would be accorded care and kindness. ...

Kit Kat Reward An 'Insult' To Award-Winning Hospital Staff

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Staff who helped their hospital win a national award are said to be "insulted" after they were thanked with only a free Kit Kat bar worth 60p. Torb...

NH$: Profit Deal Revealed At Privately Run Hospital

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Bosses at the UK's first privately-run NHS general hospital have insisted they will improve standards despite claims that they will need to make "eye-...

Lone Nurses Need Protection As 60% Say They Have Been Verbally Abused

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

More than six out of 10 nurses have been verbally abused over the last two years while working in the community, according to Royal College of Nursing...

NHS Hospitals 'May Need Bail Outs'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

Taxpayers could end up bailing out NHS hospitals identified by watchdog the National Audit Office as having "financial issues". A report released o...

60 Detectives Investigating Three Deaths At Stockport Hospital

PA | | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Police investigating suspicious deaths at a hospital say they are working flat-out, with 60 detectives on the case. Ian Hopkin...