A great new film telling the story of the NHS from its creation to its current state of turmoil is struggling to get an airing through the TV or cinema networks – please help by donating what you can. (more…)
A harrowing account of the investigation of a post-operative death, made all the worse because it is true and it has to be told. (more…)
The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI)’s report (Pounds for Patients) highlighted in the Guardian of 1/7/2019 is shocking. 400 NHS consultants owning shares in private hospitals to which they refer patients must surely expose them to irresistible pressures to refer patients to “their” hospitals whether or not this is in the patient’s….
The DFNHS-BMJ Essay competition is happening again. Doctors for the NHS are offering a prize of £500 for the best essay with the title: “ Where have all the doctors gone – and why?” (more…)
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…)
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….
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…)