Monthly Archives: June 2010

The danger doctors: Desperate British hospitals hoodwinked into taking on poorly-trained foreign locums A doctor has lifted the lid on how NHS hospitals are forced to rely on temporary doctors from abroad who often lie about their experience. He said … Continue reading

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Foreign doctors with poor English must not be able to treat patients in UK, says BMA chief All overseas doctors who want to work in the UK should be made to pass strict language and competence tests, a medical leader … Continue reading

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Frontline care is already being cut… but the NHS non-jobs keep on coming NHS managers are reducing frontline care, despite a Government pledge to maintain health budgets. Job cuts and a freeze on recruiting medics are taking place because of … Continue reading

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Doctors call for homeopathy ban Because it is politicized, the NHS funds quack medicine while denying real drugs to people who need them Hundreds of doctors will this week call for a ban on NHS funding for homeopathic treatments. Delegates … Continue reading

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Parents of meningococcal baby sent home with Calpol demand doctor is struck off The parents of a nine-month-old girl who died after being sent home with Calpol have demanded the doctor involved is struck off. Aleesha Evans died after Dr … Continue reading

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Baby dies after senior doctors’ neglect contributes to ‘massive overdose’ Phenytoin (Dilantin) is as old as the hills and very widely used as an epileptic medication. Any doctor who is unfamiliar with phenytoin should be back at medical school, though … Continue reading

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Premature babies being underfed in hospitals, says report This is appalling. I don’t want to believe it. The investigators didn’t want to believe it either. I think it would reduce me to both tears and rage if I saw it … Continue reading

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NHS facing ‘greatest challenge’ over budget cuts: managers They hate the idea of cutting back on their army of “administrators” The NHS is facing its ‘greatest ever challenge’ in dealing with the economic crisis and frontline services cannot be protected … Continue reading

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NHS waiting times relaxed and abandoned Hospital waiting times have been relaxed or scrapped as part of a drive by the new Government to rid the NHS of Labour’s ‘target culture’. Nursing and doctors’ leaders welcomed the greater flexibility they … Continue reading

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Kicked out of NHS hospital: the dying man dismissed as a drunk Patients are just a bother to be gotten rid of as soon as possible in the NHS Confused and in distress, this man seems to be in need … Continue reading

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