Monthly Archives: June 2011

Scandal of elderly patients unable to read or drive as half of NHS trusts cut back on cataract ops to save money Drastic restrictions on eye operations imposed by half of NHS trusts have put thousands of patients at risk … Continue reading

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GMC Expels Incompetent Doctor for Kicking Autism Patient The General Medical Council (GMC) had suspended Dr. Robert Bartosik after finding him guilty of kicking an autism patient where the panel ruled that his action was unacceptable. In addition, the council … Continue reading

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MPs demand NHS complaints shake-up as it is too complicated for patients The NHS complaints process needs a ‘complete overhaul’ as it is simply too difficult for patients to understand, MPs said last night. They called on ministers to carry … Continue reading

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Faulty surgical kit routinely used in NHS hospitals ‘is putting patients at risk’ Patients are being put at risk because faulty surgical equipment is routinely used in operations in NHS hospitals, an investigation has found. Experts say as many as … Continue reading

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Hospitals need more beds, not more bare arms By Max Pemberton The video of David Nunn, the consultant orthopaedic surgeon who raged at David Cameron, Nick Clegg and their entourage during a walkabout in Guy’s Hospital a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Father-of-two about to be wheeled in for cancer op told he was given all-clear EIGHT MONTHS ago A father-of-two today revealed how he experienced eight months of worry after he was falsely told he would have go under the knife … Continue reading

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Great grandfather died following stroke – after he waited 76 minutes for ambulance A great grandfather died from a stroke after he waited 76 minutes for an ambulance to take him to hospital – almost 10 times longer than the … Continue reading

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Health and safety straitjacket on emergency crews Thousands of police officers and paramedics in Britain are prevented from helping members of public because of health and safety fears, an investigation has found. Almost half of police officers and three quarters … Continue reading

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Hospital condemned after giving elderly patients tambourine to summon nurses And the nurses didn’t respond anyhow A hospital has been roundly condemned for providing elderly and frail patients with a tambourine to attract attention. The single musical instrument is the … Continue reading

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Young woman died of DVT after NHS walk-in centre nurse ‘diagnosed muscular pain using COMPUTER guide’ The case of a young woman who died from deep vein thrombosis after nurses used a computer guide to diagnose her with muscular pain, … Continue reading

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