Monthly Archives: March 2011

Britain has fewer high-tech medical machines than Estonia and Turkey And staff are often inadequately trained to use the machines they do have Hospitals in Britain have fewer high-tech medical machines than those in poorer countries such as Estonia and … Continue reading

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Foreign doctors work in Britain without speaking English Foreign doctors whose English is so poor that they need interpreters are being allowed to operate on patients in Britain, the medical regulator has warned. The General Medical Council said current European … Continue reading

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NHS dentistry problems Not so free. Accessing NHS dentistry is so difficult that private dentistry is often the only option — and people brought up to expect “free” medical services are not prepared for the cost of that. So their … Continue reading

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NHS doctors fear openness; want secrecy A doctors’ leader has criticised plans disclosed in the Budget to publish the details of prescriptions dispensed by individual GP practices. Dr Clare Gerada, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said the … Continue reading

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Labour left taxpayer £60 billion bill for new hospitals The last Labour government left taxpayers with a £60 billion bill for the scores of new hospitals it built during its 13 years in power, new figures reveal. They shine a … Continue reading

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Third world Britain: Mother died after being given C-section on hospital floor by staff who tried to resuscitate her with disconnected oxygen mask Two midwives have been suspended after a mum tragically died giving birth to a stillborn little girl … Continue reading

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‘Last resort’ osteoporosis drug is ’17 times better than standard treatment’ This is an utter disgrace. People are being denied the only drug which can in fact restore their health. And a major effect of the ban will be to … Continue reading

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GPs are blamed for cancer care referral lottery Cancer patients face a lottery over how quickly their GP will send them to a specialist or whether they will be referred at all, a report warned yesterday. It shows a 35-fold … Continue reading

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A classic British bureaucratic bungle: One in three GPs threaten to quit before pensions change One in three GPs is considering early retirement to avoid changes to their gold-plated NHS pension scheme, a poll has found. Ministers want to increase … Continue reading

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NHS spending just £1 on each meal it serves up – less than half that spent on PRISONERS Patients in NHS hospitals are being fed cheaper food than prison inmates, it was revealed yesterday. Spending on hospital food has been … Continue reading

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