Tag: NHS

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…

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…