British NHS

The question is when are you too old to rock n roll? I don't know about you but I intend to make the most of my senior years. I certainly can't imagine wasting away in an institutional 'care' home. I'm aiming to be self-sufficient, living in my own 'connected' home, assisted by enabling technologies.
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.
The question is whether these drugs are really treating the condition (or the symptoms) and whether the NHS should do more to enable counselling and therapy?
Over the last decade there has been a gradual shift away from traditional 'open' vein surgery (the so called 'tie and strip' operation) towards the newer operations that use lasers and other heat-based techniques. These are safer, less invasive, and quicker - patients can leave the hospital on the same day, an hour after the procedure.
If the NHS is going to survive for the next generation, it simply must evolve new models of provision. NHS 111 is moving in exactly the right direction. In fact, it should be going further. It is just a shame it was sent off prematurely, an unfinished car with a new driver on a half-built road.
Prescription charges in England will rise 20p to £7.85 from April 1 under changes announced by ministers. Health Minister
Hospitals in Leicester, Leeds and the Royal Brompton in London are to stop performing heart surgery on children, it was announced
Ken Livingstone has admitted he uses private healthcare after a Labour MP described him as "tired out". A spokesman for the
As 2011 gave way to a new year it seems the fireworks also reignited the debate on the cost of care provided by local authorities, and the issue of who pays.
Mainstream, traditional, conventional and orthodox - all words which, when applied to medicine, suggest a must-have of hospitals