I started my medical training in Germany more than 20 years ago and after a short placement in the UK I knew I wanted to work here permanently. As a GP working in the NHS, I thought that would always be the case, but the increasingly negative rhetoric surrounding Brexit has made me question my future here.
NHS spending under the Conservative government is at its lowest since the 1950s, and the latest accounts reveal a funding shortfall of £900m for the ...
The history of immigration to the UK, including health professionals, should be common knowledge in order to avoid the rewriting of facts, and to avoid manipulation for political expediency. Denial of the debt that the NHS owes to its many overseas staff is not just unfair. It will directly and indirectly damage its reputation as an employer and as a world-class healthcare provider.
I didn't know it was World Mental Health day when I booked a rare GP appointment last autumn. I found out later, after I'd emerged from my ten allotted minutes with the clock-watching locum, clutching a prescription for Citalopram and feeling surprisingly peaceful at having finally said it out loud...
It's no surprise to you or to me that the NHS is at breaking point, right now. Only last month, 43 acute hospital trusts across the UK could not cope with the demand for urgent care and were forced to divert patients to alternative emergency departments. Critical operations such as hip replacements have been canceled because of a shortage of beds and staff.
17 years ago, I was warmly invited to build my life here. I was told it was my home from home. I was told I could settle down, marry a Brit and make my life here. Yet today I am told I'm a foreigner and should go back where I come from.
Centrepoint's research shows that for each one of those young people we see on the streets, dozens more are sleeping on the sofas of extended family and friends and, in some cases, in the beds of strangers.
Hospital's unflinching look at the inner workings of five busy London hospitals lays bare the daily challenges for the NHS and its staff as they battle to care for patients at a time of unprecedented financial pressure, with a £22billion funding deficit and rising demand.
This is absolutely typical of the Health Secretary's scheming ineptitude, no different from an entirely unnecessary and avoidable dispute with talented, hard-working junior doctors. Doing the wrong thing, for the wrong reasons, at the wrong time. Parliament is there for a reason: rather than howling that this is the latest attempt to privatise the NHS, its members would do well to point out that this is just bloody stupid.
The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.
Donald Trump succeeded in becoming the American President by promising to be hostile towards foreign people - by blaming them for the problems his potential voters were experiencing.
Recently the media has been full of stories about the perilous situation of the country's NHS. We know that A&E is overloaded and overcrowded. That's ...
The NHS is facing a 'humanitarian crisis'. This was the message from the Red Cross as we entered the New Year. It may have sounded a bit dramatic, but reports from across the country certainly suggest that services are facing significant pressures.
After a visit to another equally as amazing sonogram specialist to make sure I did not have breast cancer, I found out that I was more than likely fine. Through their conversations with me, my team of NHS Doctors determined that the soy protein supplements I was taking to get my swell on at the gym were causing me to grow breasts. Whew, that was a relief.
We are starting to witness a shift in public opinion towards mental health. This is thanks not only to pioneering campaigners, but also an increasing number of celebrities, sports people and public figures who are willing to speak honestly about their experiences. But as the walls of silence begin to tumble, and the societal stigma around mental health begins to subside, there is concern that as more people seek treatment, they will find there just aren't services there to help them.
This weekend is World Cancer Day; a day which is based around the theme of unity. Cancer affects us all at some point in our lives, may it be ourselves, a family member of a friend. That is why we must remain united in our determination to beat this disease for good.