Critical incident declared after IT failure hits FOUR hospitals in Greater Manchester

Critical incident declared after IT failure hits FOUR hospitals in Greater Manchester with patients warned to avoid Accident and Emergency departments IT failures at four hospitals in Greater Manchester have led to a critical incident Patient warned to avoid the A&E departments at all four units until IT is restored  Royal Oldham, Fairfield General, North … Read more

Patients made 4.7million trips to A&E because they couldn’t get advice or treatment from their GP

Patients made 4.7million trips to A&E because they couldn’t get advice or treatment from their GP, UK’s health watchdog suggests Up to 4.7 million A&E visits may have been due to people not seeing their GP Almost one in five patients resorted to A&E as they couldn’t get advice Meanwhile, one third also said there … Read more

NHS nurse says she skips meals so her children can eat

‘I skip meals so my children can eat’: NHS nurse and mother-of-three who’s left with just £80 a week after bills says she’s ‘at breaking point’ but has to ‘find a way’ for the sake of her family Rebeccah, from Leicester, is a part-time radiology nurse and a mother of three After paying bills, she … Read more

NHS trust in London accused of being ‘colonial’ for guidelines telling staff to speak ENGLISH

NHS trust in London is accused of being ‘colonial’ for its guidelines that tell staff to speak ENGLISH on wards NHS guidance tell workers to ‘only communicate in England’ around others Guidance sparked social media fury among medics who say it is ‘utter nonsense’ The trust said staff are expected to speak English to ensure … Read more

Mother-of-five is banned from the roads for six months after speeding five times in three weeks

A married mother-of-five who was caught speeding five times in just 19 days has been banned from the roads after mistakenly thinking a temporary speed restriction had ended. Nurse Natasha Hubble, 36, told magistrates she needed her car because her businessman husband was too ‘tied up’ with work to drive their family around – but … Read more

Ex-Tory councillor is suspended for bullying teacher 

Ex-Tory councillor who said NHS A&Es are ‘full of fat mums in Pot Noodle-stained leggings taking their kids for a day out to harvest Facebook likes because their darling little snot-covered Asbo fell over’ is suspended for bullying teacher Gareth Baines was suspended for three months from Chirk Town Council  Mr Baines had written to … Read more

GP who was suspended after dismissed a complaint is struck off 

‘Disrespectful’ GP who dismissed fellow doctor’s complaint as ‘a vindictive pile of female cr*p’ and claimed ’99 per cent of complaints in NHS’ come from women is struck off Robert Keane made remarks while avoiding engaging in a complaint process  He was taken to a tribunal in December 2020 for ‘inappropriate’ comments  The doctor of … Read more

Christmas cards, a trendy lightbox and a slouchy sofa: Boris shows off Chequers’ comfy-casual side

Festive Zoom calls showing Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie chatting to NHS vaccination ‘heroes’ from the living room of 16th century political Chilterns country pile Chequers have offered a glimpse into how the couple may have influenced the property’s historic decor.  In photos released by Downing Street, the Prime Minister, his wife and their latest … Read more

Woodland walks ‘save the NHS £185million a year’ due to mental health and wellbeing benefits

Woodland walks ‘save the NHS £185million a year’ due to mental health and wellbeing benefits, says study The figure is likely to be an underestimate, according to Forest Research Visits to outdoor green spaces for at least 30 minutes can reduce depression  Based on annual cost of £1,640 to the NHS to treat a patient … Read more

Parking chiefs demand right to issue higher fines.. claiming that hammering motorists will help NHS 

Parking chiefs demand right to issue even higher fines… claiming that hammering motorists visiting hospitals will help the NHS Parking firms have brazenly claimed increases to fines would ‘protect the NHS’ Ministers considering new rules with proposals to cut fines to £50 if paid early Chief of controversial Parkingeye says reduced fines would see breaches … Read more