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Medical

Dr to Patient Ration in UK Lowest in Europe

GPs ‘could quit en masse’ over stress   MASS resignations by overworked GPs are “on the cards” unless ministers stump up the cash to properly fund the National Health Service,

Alzheimer’s Disease ?

Risk score ‘could help rule out dementia’ Researchers have developed a risk score that uses information gathered routinely by GPs and could help predict a person’s risk of developing dementia

Junior Doctor’s Claiming Dates

Talks facilitated via ACAS between the BMA, NHS Employers and the Department of Health will resume on Thursday 14th Jan 2016.   If these do not succeed, the association is

Lincoln Pickets Out in Force

“Support Junior Doctors” “Bursaries for Nurses”, “Save the NHS” “Not Safe, Not Fair” Posters at Lincoln Hospital   Senior & Junior Doctors, Nurses, People’s Assembly Supporters , and the Public

Scrapping Tuition Fees with a Twist

The NHS is short of staff.   We import staff on the cheap, trained in other countries   but at great expense to their economies and Service, yet we should be improving

Prostates start with a P

This Times article could be misleading for two reasons –   Two words – Cancer and Knife   An Enlarged Prostate becomes a serious problem for the patient but until a biopsy

Doctor in Trouble ?

Professor Steve Field says GPs have ‘failed as a profession’   General practice has ‘failed as a profession’, CQC chief inspector of general practice Professor Steve Field has told the

Dragging Hunt to the “Operating Table”

Hunt says it is a ‘tragedy’ it took BMA ‘so long’ to enter junior doctor talks     Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has blamed the BMA for taking ‘so long’

Ready to Report a Nurse at Kings College London

Hospitals with more nurses recruited from overseas experience a drop in patient satisfaction ratings, reports the Express. Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, study co-author from King’s College London, said: ‘Language differences,

Hunt the Hound

                          Dear Friend — Please find below a message from Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, BMA Junior Doctors Committee about supporting the Junior Doctors strike starting this week. Yannis

CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure

CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open.   26th November 2015     CPAP typically is used by

Save the NHS – With Senior Doctors Support ?

Junior docs announce strike dates   JUNIOR doctors announced their strike dates yesterday should they vote for industrial action over Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposed contract.   Nov 2015 Friday

Chest Pain – ? Cause

New heart attack test ‘cuts A&E visits’        Image copyright                  Thinkstock                             A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to A&E with a suspected heart

A Cause of Diabetes

UK scientists studying some four million patients, found that people with high blood pressure are almost 60% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.   Professor Kazem Rahimi, deputy director

Expose this NHS Fraud

Fraud could cost NHS England £5.7bn annually – report   England’s public health service could be losing as much as £5.7 billion ($8.7 billion) annually due to fraud despite being

Turn Turn Turn -There is a Time and Purpose for Everything

Antibiotic prophylaxis for permanent pacemaker implantation: an observational study of practice in England   Jamal Nasir Khan Specialist Registrar in Cardiology Veeran Subramaniam Specialist Registrar in Cardiology Department of Cardiology,

Don’t Let Go

Patients can prevent Alzheimer’s by modifying nine risk factors, research suggests Alzheimer’s disease may be preventable by modifying nine key risk factors, a group of scientists has suggested.   21

Cancer of the Pancreas

Scientists are excited about a ‘breakthrough’ in pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the Telegraph reports.   Currently, just 3% of the 9,000 patients diagnosed annually in the UK survive the disease, but

Short of GP’s in Your Area ?

Returner scheme attracts 60 new GPs – but only two in areas with worst shortages   Exclusive The new scheme to tempt GPs back to practice has attracted 60 new

Tory Health Cock Up

ON THE HUNT FOR MORE GP’S In a Guardian report on the new deal Andrew Gwynne, the shadow health minister, said: ‘David Cameron’s fingerprints are all over the Tory GP

Paracetamol v Aspirin is all about profits

UK paracetamol overdose rate ‘twice the European average’ Acute liver failure caused by paracetamol overdosing is twice as common in the UK as in other European countries, a study of

Hacked or Wacked to Leg ?

Surgeons amputated man’s leg ‘with saw found in cupboard’ Doctors in Ayr reportedly tried to buy a saw at B&Q after discovering metal plate in patient’s leg during operation but

Docetaxol for Prostate Cancer ?

‘Prostate cancer drugs increases life span’   New hope for prostate cancer sufferers A new study has shown that early treatment for advanced prostate cancer with a chemotherapy drug can increase

Doctors Bury Their Mistakes

Seven reasons that ‘zero tolerance’ doesn’t work Mention on social media that you have had an unpleasant experience with an abusive patient and I can guarantee that other GPs will

NO NHS ?- DON’T TELL A TORY VOTER

. 1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of Course) after an unusually hard day on the job. 2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. 3. Suddenly

Border Control ?

British TB cases on the rise by JENNY HOPE Cases of TB in Britain have hit their highest level for 15 years – just three decades after scientists thought they

The Suicidal Pilot

How Is Psychotic Depression Different From Major or Clinical Nonpsychotic Depression? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a person who is psychotic is out of touch with reality.

LUBITZ-“Severe Depression” ? A Psychosis ? Schizophrenia that Lufthansa Knew About ?

Germanwings crash: Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression                             Lubitz started training with Lufthansa in 2008 before landing a job with Germanwings      31 March 2015                  Alps plane crash                                            

You’re Unique

Genetics  Introduction  Genetics is the branch of science that deals with how you inherit physical and behavioural characteristics – including medical conditions. About genes Your genes are a set of