Monthly Archives: November 2010

Overpaid NHS doctors and too few practitioners ‘knocks three years off Britons’ lives’ When Nye Bevan set up the NHS in 1948, someone asked him how he got the doctors to agree to it — after much initial opposition. He … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The forgotten cancer victims: Lung charity hits out over survival rates no better than 1970s There have been many hints that “self-inflicted” illness might not be treated on the NHS. It looks like it is happening. Most lung cancer is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The TV aerial that cost the NHS £965… (or how the taxpayer could save £500million on Gordon Brown’s grotesque PFI contracts) When the consultants at my local hospital, Hereford County, asked for a television aerial for their staff room, they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Deaths of terminally ill patients ‘scrutinised’ What would be really interesting would be to see whether the high levels of death under palliative care coincide with use of the notorious “Liverpool pathway”, in which elderly patients are drugged to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NHS postcode lottery exposed: The shocking maps that let YOU know where you will get good treatment and where to avoid Three-quarters of all stroke victims are missing out on treatment which would drastically improve their chances of recovery. A … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Baby died after NHS nurses made ‘dreadful mistake and gave him ten times correct dose of salt’ Two nurses who gave a premature baby a massive fatal overdose of salt claimed they were unable to recall what had happened, an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Millions ‘at risk of DVT on hospital wards’ as they miss out on life-saving measures that cost only £1 a day Eight million people a year are being put at risk of blood clots in hospital because they are missing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment