Fatal Sepsis Misdiagnosed As Flu

Posted on January 19, 2018

First of all, a bit of background on the current UK flu season. Right now, in health related media matters a new buzz word is 'Aussie flu'. According to the BBC, Aussie flu is so-called because it is the same strain of virus that led to Australia's worst flu season in nearly a decade. During Australia's winter season of 2017,…

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As The NHS Continues to Buckle Patient Care is Increasingly Put At Risk

Posted on January 9, 2018

Once again the NHS is struggling to cope with winter demand. Once again ambulances are backed up. Once again hospital trusts have declared a major incident. Once again patients are waiting for long periods on trolley and are being turned away after waiting months for non-urgent operations. According to reporting from National newspapers and websites, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt…

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New treatment for Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted on December 12, 2017

The Royal Marsden Hospital and Guys Hospital, two leading London centres of excellence have just joined an exciting new medical trial. Essentially, the new treatment is aimed at men with aggressive prostate cancer.  It is an international project which is looking into whether carrying out surgery to remove the prostate gland can stop or slow down the spread of cancer…

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The Neurological Alliance Reports on NHS Patient Experiences

Posted on December 4, 2017

Contrary to the general perception that neurological conditions are rare, in England alone there are around 12.5 million people with neurological disorders. This alone represents a cost to the NHS of around £4.4 billion for neurology services. Disorders of the brain and nervous system represent between 10-20% of acute hospital admissions. Diagnoses that fall under the neurological umbrella include epilepsy,…

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