Thousands of medical training posts announced in ‘biggest ever’ expansion

The Department of Health has announced plans to extensively expand its medical training placements by an extra 1,500 doctors per year by 2020. The plan is being hailed as the “biggest ever” in the health service’s 69 years.   The current number of student doctors is said to increase by 25% under the new proposal […]

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AHP into Action

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) into Action describes how the care system can be brought together through the third largest workforce in the health industry. It also begins to explain how they can support the delivery of the plans they aim to pursue in the years to follow. AHP includes Chiropodists, Dieticians, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Art Therapists […]

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Know your numbers!

When we say ‘know your numbers’ we don’t mean your age, height or weight. On this occasion we mean your blood pressure numbers. Do you know your systolic and diastolic figures? Between the 12-18th of September Blood Pressure UK aims to educate the nation; encouraging each of us to check our numbers and to take […]

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Protesters march against NHS privatisation

Public speak loud and clear against privatisation of the NHS Thousands of people took part in a pro-NHS rally in London, the finishing point of a 300 mile march from County Durham. Organised by group the Darlo Mums, based in Darlington, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 marched against privatisation of NHS services, with 30 individuals taking […]

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Do doctors take their own advice?

Although doctors tend to be frowned upon for being stereotypically ‘bad patients’, do they actually practice what they preach and follow their own healthcare advice? A study by Medscape shows that one third of American doctors are overweight, with GP’s and general surgeons weighing in the heaviest, with nearly half of this group being obese. […]

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Can locum work help fight burnout and stress?

For medical professionals, suffering from burnout is one of the most common complaints, as doctors and nurses across the country push themselves to constantly work tirelessly, delivering a high standard of patient care. However learning to keep burnout at bay will not only enhance your personal life, but will also help professionally. One of the […]

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328,000 patients die from prescription drugs

Are new drugs effective or hazardous? Researchers have discovered that new prescription drugs have a one in five chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved, with systematical reviews revealing that 1.9 million hospitalisations a year are attributed to using new medication. The Harvard Law report explained that 840,000 patients given new drugs […]

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