NHS is worse than communist China say doctors

The NHS is worse than communist China in allowing bureaucrats to over-rule doctors and take decisions which harm patients, medics have said.Doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in Edinburgh called for a system of regulation in response to the Mid Staffordshire Foundation trust scandal, so that managers could

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NHS whistleblower Gary Walker faced bullying culture

Former NHS trust executive Gary Walker claimed he was put under pressure to meet non emergency targets.The former boss of a hospital which is being investigated over high death rates has told MPs there was a culture of “sheer bullying” in the NHS. Gary Walker, former United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust

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CQC can’t guarantee it would spot another Mid Staffs disaster

The main health regulator quango  “cannot guarantee” it will spot another scandal on the scale of Mid Staffs- its new chairman has admitted.David Prior said the Care Quality Commission was “going to have to change” to provide the level of inspection demanded by the Francis report. He also said it

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3,000 more patients have died needlessly in NHS hospitals

More than 3,000 people may have died unnecessarily at five NHS trusts in a crisis that could dwarf the horrors at Mid Staffordshire, which were detailed in a devastating report published yesterday.An investigation began on Wednesday night into excessive mortality rates at the five trusts – the same warning sign

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Fear of being sued is ruining modern medicine

Doctors are too scared to deviate from evidence based medicine and innovation is being stifled claims Lord Saatchi.Lord Saatchi was spurred into launching a medical Bill after his wife Josephine Hart died of ovarian cancer The mantra that young, fledgling doctors repeat to themselves endlessly is “evidence based practice”. On

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