A harrowing account of the investigation of a post-operative death, made all the worse because it is true and it has to be told. (more…)
NHS Improvements’ strategy document ‘Developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS’ invited comments. Eric Watts, on behalf of DFNHS, replied. You can download his response here.
The ‘It’s Our NHS’ march on 4 March drew at least 200,000 people to central London to call for the destruction of the NHS to stop. Doctors for the NHS was there, setting out from BMA House to be part of the multitude. On a day that saw the weather hold back the rain until….
The familiar winter pressures bring cancelled operations which have become regular features of hospital life. The good British public accept them with customary stoicism, carrying their share of the burden by waiting longer. But such cancellations are costing us dearly, not only through the inconvenience of delayed treatment but through the waste of resources not being….
How the world’s best hospital gets the best out of its staff – an inspiring presentation at yesterday’s King’s Fund Annual conference from Professor Stephen Swensen of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota – left me with the resounding and redolent irony that a leading US health institution should reject the excesses of marketplace ideals….
Doctors for the NHS Chair Eric Watts was invited to be part of the studio audience for a new series of topical discussion programmes by ITV, The Agenda. The opening subject of this week’s prime-time debate (18 October, 8-9 pm) was on the financial state of the NHS, and a panel of experts gave their opinions….
Dr Eric Watts, DFNHS Chair, has written to the Chair of the General Medical Council about the parlous state of the NHS and the working conditions of doctors and has received a lengthy reply. (more…)
With today’s announcement of forthcoming industrial action by Juniors  and the revelation last week of profound concerns over the true effects of the STPs throughout England , it it timely to point out that the BMA has called for the government to back up, once and for all, what it is claiming about the….
The NHS Bill will get a brief presence in parliament this month. Margaret Greenwood MP has now secured a Ten Minute Rule Slot for Wednesday 13 July. (more…)
In the present gloomy times with continuous bad news about our NHS there is one glint of hope – the NHS Bill, which is the positive alternative to the increasing woes piled upon us by our government. (more…)