Tag: NHS

Physician, Silence Thyself!

For Dr John Wright, a clinical epidemiologist from Bradford working at the clinic at Moyamba, Sierra Leone, which opened on Friday, it was a slap in the face for him and his colleagues. What was? Well, would you believe, expecting…

I Just Don’t Get It…

The NHS is in crisis, right? ITV News can reveal how many hospital trusts are being forced to recruit from abroad as they struggle to staff their wards. We have staff shortages and these are compounded by infrastructure issues: Patients…

Well, Ian, They Pretty Much Have To…

Ian Birrell on the NHS: A whiteboard in the corner of Jeremy Hunt’s Whitehall office symbolises a struggle over the soul of modern government. It details “never events” that have taken place that week in hospitals. Three items were written…

They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression…

The First Rule Of NHS Club Is….

…yeah, you can probably guess, can’t you? The outgoing boss of the NHS in England has revealed he plans to spend the next stage of his career defending the health service from newspapers which “hate the NHS”. Newspapers don’t ‘hate’…

They Are On The Run!

The NHS delayed for at least six months a controversial plan to share data from people’s medical records on Tuesday following concerns from doctors and patients’ groups, acknowledging there was insufficient public confidence in the scheme. Well done to the…

You’ve Been Warned…

The database that will store the entire nation’s health records has a series of “backdoors” that will allow police and government bodies to access people’s medical data. And no. It won’t matter if you’ve opted out, as you’re advised to…