Have the wards filled up with more doctors and nurses?
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David Cameron says there are 9,000 more doctors and 7,000 more nurses than in 2010. He is right?
Take a moment.
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As we go into the 2015 election what kind of NHS will a new government inherit?
Everyone has ideas, but not everyone has a voice.
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Ideas are readily available, inexhaustible and free – the NHS could tap into more from the majority of the workforce.
Extra services rolling out.
Measures to co-locate employment support for mental health service users in Jobcentres may be less valuable than placing them elsewhere.
Headlines affect politics, and that affects our health.
The quest for favourable media coverage is damaging the NHS – and no politician seems immune.
Families of victims of Winterbourne abuse make a statement in 2012.
Respect, value and support creates good carers but carers themselves can come with baggage that needs to be tackled.
The Green Party claims the market has pushed up the cost of the NHS.
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Green MP Caroline Lucas estimated that introducing market structures to the NHS costs over £10 billion a year – but is this true?
On a downward spiral.
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Families could ease burden of dementia in hospitals but politicians are scared to propose it for fear of branding NHS a 'failure'.
Not necessarily a high five.
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A lot has happened to the NHS since 2010. As a new parliament approaches, which of these have been most critical to the future?
Blurred lines? Meddling with the NHS is an accident waiting to happen.
The NHS might be an election battleground but the system is a world standard, and should not be meddled with for political or economic ends.
Except if it’s a private financing initiative.
Britain's biggest hospital trust also has the largest financial black hole in the NHS. How did it get there?
Manchester takes a leap.
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The United Kingdom's second city will finally take control of its own health, but it's a risky venture.
‘This, of course, happened before I was health secretary.’
The health service has a long history both of abuse and the failure to do anything about it.
In plain sight.
The report on Jimmy Savile's abuses in the NHS is eerily reminiscent of a 90-year-old case.
Time to get serious.
UKIP have made some ambitious pledges for health but how do they look under the microscope?
Shame he didn’t mount a defence.
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Given Ed Miliband lacks a defining mission, it may have been better to embrace the idea of fighting with the NHS.
Overbalanced. Is it possible to be fit and fat?
The link between exercise, diet and ill health has been recognised for a considerable length of time. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-370BC), wrote: Eating alone will not keep a man well…
More frankness would improve amount of litigation.
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“It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.”. So wrote Florence Nightingale in an 1863 publication. Yet litigation against…
A wall of non-cooperation could silence the angels.
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The third Francis report on how to build a safe NHS has been published, this time focusing on the problem of how staff can raise their concerns about patient care without fear of victimisation or whistleblowing…
Kate Granger started the #hello my name is … campaign.
A terminally ill doctor has started a campaign to encourage healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients. Kate Granger initiated the “Hello my name is …” campaign while she was hospitalised and…