Posts Tagged ‘Patients’

Avoiding unwanted attention from patients – guidance for doctors

At this time of year, many doctors will be receiving gifts and thank you cards from grateful patients. While it’s nice to be appreciated, occasionally gi...

“Put patients in charge of NHS purse strings”

Patients should be given a direct say in how NHS money is spent through the creation of patient-led commissioning groups, a report claims. The proposal, w...

Pilot of patients calling NHS Direct to see GP

Patients could soon be forced to ring NHS Direct to arrange a GP appointment as part of the first trial of centralising booking systems. By late summer te...

Letter says NHS reform ‘risks diluting patient power’

Patients risk having less of a say in the running of the NHS in England under the proposed shake-up, eight leading health charities say. GPs are being g...

It’s surreal being on the receiving end of treatment

Well it’s over, my little brush with mortality that is. I came round covered with inexplicable symmetrical scars in unexpected places, a bit like the app...

Something fishy about the public’s expectations

It was Aneurin Bevan who, in 1948, said of the NHS: "We never shall have all we need. Expectation will always exceed capacity.” How true that is, as muc...

Repressed or vulgar patients? Take your pick

I had a ‘tumpty-tum’ patient in ultrasound today, the sort who whistle or hum tunelessly to themselves while you are scanning them. They are very muc...