Monthly Archives: August 2012

Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth ‘should be cut to save the NHS money’ Family doctors are being told to try to talk women out of having Caesareans and very strong painkillers during birth to save the NHS … Continue reading

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‘Hit squads’ to take over seven NHS trusts Senior government lawyers and auditors are to be sent into seven NHS hospital trusts on the brink of bankruptcy which have been saddled with “absolutely disgraceful” private finance initiative contracts. Simon Burns, … Continue reading

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Shocked father takes his own pillows and duvet into £170m hospital after finding son ‘shivering under blood-stained sheets’ A retired schoolmaster took his own pillows and duvet into a new £170 million hospital wing because he was so shocked by … Continue reading

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British nurse who returned from Australia to work in NHS is told: Take an English test! Brought up in Cambridge and boasting a degree in Latin and history, Katherine Broadbent could be forgiven for thinking her ability to speak English … Continue reading

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A fifth of British women in labour left without a midwife: survey A fifth of women were left without a midwife during labour, contrary to official guidance, due to a shortage of staff, a survey has found. It could mean … Continue reading

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‘Don’t go to Emergency Room unless you are dying’ say NHS Suffolk Getting so see a GP in Britain is easier said than done and many non-fatal conditions are very painful (e.g. urinary tract infections) so this is very oppressive … Continue reading

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Join the back of the queue: Waiting times set to soar as NHS trusts suffer from tough cuts Patient waiting times may increase as a growing number of hospitals face financial difficulties, a report warned today. NHS foundation trusts, a … Continue reading

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Red tape warning over NHS bodies A raft of new organisations set up to run the NHS could lead to a “a myriad of conflicting polices”, a body which represents NHS organisations has warned. Mike Farrar, chief executive of the … Continue reading

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Negligent NHS staff ignore distressed baby in utero; it dies Midwives had told Miss Parsons that all was well with her baby. But it later emerged that they had missed vital signs that the foetus was critically under-developed. By the … Continue reading

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Half of new mothers are being given breastfeeding advice which ‘is not good enough’ Almost half of new mothers are not being given basic advice from health officials on how to cope with breastfeeding, a major survey has revealed. The … Continue reading

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