“Ambulances are not for a hangover”

“Ambulances are not for a hangover”

This was the firm message from one Ambulance Service to UK revellers after the weekend saw near-record highs in A&E and 999 calls.

 

With the party season now in full swing, West Midlands Ambulance Service took to twitter to remind revellers that 999 calls should only be made where there is a life-threatening emergency.

 

On Sunday morning, they tweeted:

“Too much alcohol…

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s Children and A&E – Irresponsible?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s Children and A&E – Irresponsible?

In the week Chancellor George Osborne pledged a £2 billion annual boost for the NHS, Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has been accused of unbelievable ignorance by admitting that he has taken his own children to A&E at the weekend rather than wait to take them to see a GP.

 

Mr Hunt is facing criticism for apparently ignoring NHS advice not to go to A&E unless it is an…

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Unhygienic habits cause mass concern to patients of dentist D’Mello

Unhygienic habits cause mass concern to patients of dentist D’Mello

The horror-story was unveiled following under-cover filming from a whistle-blower showing a failure on behalf of the Nottingham Dentist D’Mello to wash his hands and equipment between appointments, resulting in a high risk of cross-contamination.

 

D’Mello was suspended following the discovery and the Care Quality Commission inspected the practice in July 2014. In its report it highlighted concerns regarding the rooms used by the practice for storing equipment…

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Paedophile Doctor’s Regime of Sexual Abuse

Paedophile Doctor’s Regime of Sexual Abuse

A children’s cancer specialist has this week been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for the horrific abuse of 18 of his young patients.

 

Doctor Myles Bradbury, of Herringswell, Suffolk, a Paediatric Doctor responsible for treating some of the most vulnerable and sick patients, has been convicted of a total of 25 sexual offences.

 

Over a period of four-and-a-half-years, many gravely ill children between the ages of 8 and 17…

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Surgeons must publish mortality rates

Surgeons must publish mortality rates

The medical director of NHS England has stated that surgeons could face sanctions if they refuse to publish their mortality rates.

 

Sir Bruce Keogh believes that publishing these rates improved safety and that penalties were needed to force surgeons to do so.  However, surgeons themselves argue that the statistics do not take account of the full circumstances of each and every operation.  For example, those surgeons that carry…

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