Tag: NHS

It’s Enough To Drive You Bonkers!

British health systems are unprepared for the “devastating” effects of climate change, leading health bodies have warned. As extreme weather events such as flooding or heatwaves become more common, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change urged ministers not to…

The NHS, Gawd Bless It!

A medical tribunal heard the patient had arrived at 7.30am for his surgery and was waiting with other men due to have vasectomies. There was “some disquiet” when patients who arrived at 11am were seen before those who arrived earlier…

About That Whole ‘Learning Lessons’ Thing..?

Ms Ali, 31, said: “From my scientific knowledge I knew it wasn’t safe to give heparin to my son as his haemoglobin – red blood cell level – was so low. “The lowest safe level is around 84. Elijah’s was…

There’s Always Resistance….

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to give patients in England access to their entire medical record by 2018, and to let them read and add to their GP record using their smartphone within a year. Hurrah! More…

Tell Us Again How The NHS Is Short Of Money..

Mental healthcare specialists missed five opportunities to complete suicide risk assessments on an 18-year-old girl in the three months before she was fatally hit by a train, an inquest heard today. Oh, goodness! Must be those ‘lack of resources’ we’re…

NHS: What More Evidence Do You Need..?

…that you are not viewed as a customer? Paediatric intensive care consultant Dr Peter Wilson said: “It does put clinicians in an impossible position because we now have to try to explain to families why one child is getting a…