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WELCOME TO THE NHS...

Someone’s husband was on the phone to the surgery today and was calling to ask for an appointment for his wife, to see a lady doctor in person. 233 more words

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Winter is coming (but that’s OK) by @JeffAce3

I might be tempting fate here, but I’m in an unusually bold mood and I’m just going to go for it… it’s time to declare winter 2014/15 officially over. 1,120 more words

Change

Doctors to withhold treatments in campaign against "too much medicine"

Denis Campbell reports for The Guardian:

‘Doctors are to stop giving patients scores of tests and treatments, such as x-rays for back pain and antibiotics for flu, in an unprecedented crackdown on the “over-medicalisation” of illness. 191 more words

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What do my records say about me?

Since publishing my spammy post, I have written several draft posts, all of which haven’t been published because they all got me to a point where I was sick of ranting, and I was now ready to do something about it. 798 more words

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Do doctors have the right to kill?

A large part of most medical interviews include ethical topics. Perhaps one of the most topical of these surrounds the issue of euthanasia. Euthanasia defined as the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma divides most members of the population. 152 more words

Ethics

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It - A Lesson From NHS Direct (Part 3/4)

This is part 3 of this article. It won’t make much sense unless you read Part 1 and Part 2.

This wouldn’t actually bother me too much if NHS 111 was better than NHS Direct used to be. 552 more words

Medicine

The link between happiness and kindness 

It’s May Bank Holiday week and just less than a week ago a YouTube video was released from Blackpool Hospitals for Care and Compassion Day – so far it’s had well over 3000 views . 370 more words

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