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All posts from: March 2013
A hospital in north London may soon be providing medical consultations via Skype. Hospital bosses at The Whittington Hospital say the planned system, which would involve patients discussing their illness with doctors using Skype, an internet video-chat service, would free doctors’ time.
Patient safety activist Sorrel King stole the show at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists annual congress and she wasn’t even there. Sorrel King is not a patient safety expert. She’s not a pharmacist, a nurse or a doctor. No, Sorrel King is not a healthcare professional at all. She is the mother of a child who died at the hands of healthcare.
From next month responsible officers (usually the medical director in an NHS organisation) will have a legal duty to ensure doctors can speak an acceptable level of English to perform their jobs in a safe and competent manner.
Squashed in amongst men and women in black tie and evening gowns I eagerly await the evening’s entertainment. I am currently peering down from my velvet seat in the amphitheatre and curiously sizing up the two men who will step into t
I am glad that I never took up smoking as a youngster. As No Smoking Day celebrates its 30th year this Wednesday (13 March 2013), I’ve got to thinking about the people in my life who do smoke — and how difficult they have found it to kick the habit.