Monthly Archives: September 2010

NHS doctor suspended for charging elderly man £150 a time for home visits An NHS doctor has been suspended by the General Medical Council for four months after taking money for home visits to an elderly man. Dr John Stephens, … Continue reading

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A butchered baby: NHS apologises to family of baby left blind in one eye and brain-damaged after forceps delivery went wrong A difficult labour should have led to a Caesarian. There is a photo of the baby available but I … Continue reading

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NHS bosses refuse teenager £10,000 operation to protect his brain But publicity has produced some wavering A teenager is being denied a £10,000 NHS operation to rebuild his skull following a motorbike crash. Shaun Kilgariff from Stoke-on-Trent was left fighting … Continue reading

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Doctors are not spotting potential-fatal complications in keyhole surgery: watchdog Surgeons are failing to notice complications after ‘keyhole’ surgery which have led to the deaths of 11 patients and hundreds more being harmed, a NHS watchdog has warned. Key-hole surgery … Continue reading

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British government orders action on NHS ‘chemical cosh’ which kills thousands Ministers are to order a clampdown on the use of drugs which kill thousands of elderly people every year Doctors will be told to stop prescribing too many medications … Continue reading

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Cambridge historian dies after junior doctor misses heart condition The constant use by the NHS of partly-trained junior doctors in highly responsible positions was bound to produce outcomes like this — the tragic and avoidable death of a relatively young … Continue reading

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More Emergency rooms and maternity wards being shut over winter as staff shortages take effect This is going to be very hard on women giving birth. Expect more tales of women giving birth in cars etc. Hospitals across Britain are … Continue reading

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