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.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage