Matt Hancock tweets that each of the 52,000 annual deaths from sepsis is a preventable tragedy. Tragic yes, but preventable no, certainly not with the current delays between onset of symptoms and first dose of antibiotics. (more…)
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DFNHS strongly supports proposals from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking to introduce some stronger measures to enhance tobacco control. (more…)
The “Health Surcharge” for non-EU migrants was introduced by the Conservative government in 2015 with a promise in the 2017 manifesto that it would be tripled to £600. This was to be an annual fee paid by the applicant and all their dependents and to be paid upfront as part of the application process. Xenophobes no….
NHS Improvements’ strategy document ‘Developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS’ invited comments. Eric Watts, on behalf of DFNHS, replied. You can download his response here.
‘Our profession in today’s NHS’ drew an astonishingly high calibre of responses from Junior doctors for the BMJ essay competition. Now you can read them for yourself. There surely has to be hope when junior members of the profession demonstrate not only their passion for the NHS, but such articulate and powerful arguments to defend….
We asked. They answered. The entrants for the first ever essay prize, run jointly with the BMJ, impressed the judges with their thoughtfulness and effort. The standard was very high. But there had to be a winner. Very well done, Rose Penfold. The Top 10: (more…)
A refreshing take on the false allure of (obsession with?) money and the NHS, and what it means for medical migration: Resources, neo-colonialism and the NHS
No time to lose – make your voice heard NHS England began their promised public consultation on the contract that would underpin their reincarnation of Accountable Care Organisations in August. (more…)
‘Your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery’ – Revelation 18:1-24 The bedrock of general practice – and indeed the NHS itself – is that all of us will need healthcare at some point in our lives, most of us will not need it for….
In collaboration with the BMJ £500 first prize £200 second prize Open to all doctors in training (more…)