Doctors are allowed to have personal beliefs, just as long as these beliefs do not interfere with the rights of the patient and service provision.
Liz Kendall, shadow health minister, gave an important speech to the Reform think tank yesterday.
When I was considering going into nursing there are certain, shall we say, hurdles that as a male it is necessary to cross, such ‘hurdles’ include this idea that nursing is very much a female professional prompting doubts and questions about why you’d want to do such a thing.
According to Einstein, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So why are we surprised when aspects of government activity, that for decades have failed to change the trajectories of peoples’ lives, still don’t work?
If you were working out how to design quality public services from ground zero, [...]
Cases of poor care which have taken place in British hospitals and care homes, as highlighted in a dossier published by the Patients Association and in the findings of the Care Quality Commission on 23 November, should come as little surprise
Saturday is World Prematurity Day – a time when we can focus on prematurity, celebrate our tiny babies, and truly concentrate our efforts on prevention and care.
Against all the odds I’ve made it to the grand old age of 41 but every day is a grim struggle. For those who don’t know, cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition which clogs my body with sticky mucus, mainly affecting my lungs but also my digestive system and pancreas.
Flint is angry. The small town in North Wales has united in a wave of growing protests against plans to close its community hospital. More than 1,500 people marched through the town (population 12,000) last week to confront the local health board management at a consultation in the town hall. Initially the managers would only permit 40 to attend but reluctantly upped that to 100, with the rest remaining outside chanting.
Anna Soubry, the new Health minister, on the NHS in The Times (pay wall) today:
Where it’s working well, you’ve got to make sure people know. And I’ve said to my team, ‘For God’s sake, I hate frigging jargon — engaging, pathfinders, framework. Don’t use this language.’ It’s everybody’s NHS, people should be able to understand [...]
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