Monthly Archives: December 2011

GPs paid £115 an hour just to go to talks on NHS reform on top of their six-figure salary GPs are being paid up to £115 an hour on top of their six-figure average salaries to attend meetings on NHS … Continue reading

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Lansley slams Labour’s NHS ‘production line’ as figures show emergency readmissions have surged over past decade Tony Blair thought that bureaucratic “targets” could replace incentives. The result was disastrous everywhere it was tried Hundreds of thousands of patients every year … Continue reading

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Hospital bugs hit an all-time high: Number of patients picking up life-threatening infections has doubled in two years A record number of patients picked up life-threatening infections in NHS hospitals last year, alarming figures show. Poor hygiene on the wards … Continue reading

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Anger of plasterer sent home from hospital with broken neck after being dismissed as ‘just another Friday night drunk’ A plasterer who suffered a broken neck in a fall was forced to drag himself home after being dismissed as ‘just … Continue reading

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Shortage of family doctors leaves health care in crisis The NHS is facing a chronic shortage of family doctors after official figures showed some GPs were responsible for 9,000 patients. More than a million people were registered with a GP … Continue reading

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Cancer fund betrayal: It promised £200m for vital drugs, but millions haven’t been spent – and patients are paying the price The flagship fund set up by the Government to provide life-extending drugs for cancer sufferers is millions of pounds … Continue reading

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Trainee dentists ‘left with no job’ in NHS Around 100 dentists will be left without jobs in the NHS and forced into private work or abroad due to a shortage of training places. Despite spending more than £30m on two … Continue reading

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Nurse who ‘misread’ medical notes sacked after pensioner dies from massive insulin overdose A nurse has been sacked after mistakenly giving a pensioner an insulin overdose – ten times the recommended amount, that eventually led to her death. District nurse … Continue reading

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Old lady dies after THREE-HOUR wait for ambulance following slip on black ice An 88-year-old pensioner died after she was left lying on a freezing cold pavement for three hours while waiting for an ambulance, it has been alleged. It … Continue reading

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Heart attack mother who lives two doors from ambulance station had to ask friend to drive her to hospital after waiting 45 minutes for paramedics Sounds like the ambulancemen were busy with their morning tea A mother suffering a heart … Continue reading

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