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Category Archives: NHS

Should never events ever happen?

Should never events ever happen? The BBC recently reported that a hospital operated on the wrong finger in one of six serious incidents recorded by an NHS trust last year. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs three hospitals, recorded six "never events" in 2017/18. What is a “never event?” A never event is…
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Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology

Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology This week, a shocking report has revealed how 450 patient’s lives were cut short at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire. The report concluded that this was the result of prescribing and administering strong painkillers without medical justification. The Health Secretary confirmed that there were a catalogue…
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The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday. A series of programmes designed to showcase all of the best bits aired on ITV. In particular the programme hosted by Davina McCall where she spent time “live” in an A&E department in Leeds. Many reviews have been posted on line about the programme. These questions whether or not…
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Statement made by Nurses show patients are in danger

It is not a surprise to learn that the NHS does not employ enough staff to be able to provide appropriate care and treatment to patients. A recently revealed statement by Nurses within the NHS have said that individuals who suffer, for example, from cancer are put at a great risk as their care is…
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Pioneering new prostate treatment to be used by NHS

The statistics for men suffering problems with their Prostate continue to make for worrying reading.   Around half of men over the age of 50 suffer from an enlarged prostate, which can reduce bladder capacity, causing repeated night-time trips to the lavatory. Every year, around 45,000 men undergo surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Standard treatment…
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The never ending Accident and Emergency Department drama

Accident and Emergency Departments across England and Wales have been scrutinised for months now. This is due to increased waiting times. Hospitals have set targets that should be met, one of them being to see 95% of attending patients within 4 hours. Shocking figures relating to Hospital waiting times have recently been released. It has…
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NHS crisis continues

It’s no secret that the NHS crisis is continuing. The government does not appear to be coming up with any ideas on how to fix it. But, it is ok – surely we are getting that £365 billion Brexit campaigners promised? No, doesn’t look like it. Our NHS cannot cope with the number of people…
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NHS in crisis: A&E hospital delays

Another day, another NHS in crisis realisation – more hospital delays. It is not a surprise to hear we are in one of the busiest times at Accident and Emergency Departments around the country. Yet again, our hospitals are struggling to cope. Around one in eight patients that have been taken to Hospital with an…
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