Patients and doctors were conspicuous in their absence
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Thursday 04 July 2013
Hospital and care home managers who allow neglect and abuse to take place on their watch could face criminal prosecution and unlimited fines under new Government plans designed to restore trust in the health service after a series of high profile NHS scandals.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Anyone feeling nostalgic for the old wording of the Girl Guides' oath should remember the real joy of guiding is in meeting new friends and learning new skills
Tuesday 11 June 2013
India's leading business trade body has pressed the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, to loosen visa restrictions that it says are making it harder for foreign companies to bring workers into Britain.
Sunday 09 June 2013
Tens of thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes as further dramatic rises in the levels of the swollen Elbe and Danube rivers continued to cause chaos
Friday 07 June 2013
The crest of the flood-swollen Danube surged towards the Hungarian capital, Budapest, today, while communities along the Elbe in Germany braced themselves for high water as the river churned towards the North Sea.
Monday 03 June 2013
Former I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! star says it makes her 'cry every morning'
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Thousands more medical students will be trained as family doctors under plans to be announced today by Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary.
Monday 20 May 2013
Re-naming marks 75th anniversary and pledge to help two million older people within the next ten years
Thursday 16 May 2013
View From the Sofa
Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Government's Care and Support Minister minister Norman Lamb has warned that the way the elderly are cared for is "dysfunctional" and that it is "getting worse" as the population ages.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Fans of Salley Vickers's appealing mix of psychological acuity and religious appreciation will have few complaints here, because this novel traces territory familiar to previous works such as Miss Garnet's Angel or Mr Golightly's Holiday.
Friday 03 May 2013
Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (282mins)
Sunday 28 April 2013
Thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable elderly people face rising bills and the prospect of forced relocation from struggling care homes, because record numbers of providers are slipping into administration.
Last night's viewing - Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day, BBC2; Pop! The Science of Bubbles, BBC4
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Keeping Britain Alive: the NHS in a Day – the results of a transverse biopsy on the National Health Service – has a very simple question at its heart: "If we could see what this institution does in one day, what would it make us think?" My guess is that the makers of the series pretty much know the answer to this question already.
Monday 08 April 2013
About 150,000 people suffer a stroke every year. A third make a good recovery within a month. Most however, have long term difficulties with speech or movement and the worst affected die.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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