Wave of strikes may be worse than misery of the winter of discontent, senior Tory warns 

Batten down the hatches: Wave of strikes may be worse than misery of the winter of discontent, senior Tory warns Steve Brine chairman of the Commons health committee said these strikes are potentially ‘more concerning’ New anti-strike laws have made it harder to legally call strikes NHS Christmas walkout on December 20 could bring the country to … Read more

The Loose Women debate whether people who miss doctors appointments should be fined 

Should you be FINED for missing a GP appointment? Katie Piper insists patients should pay a deposit in Loose Women debate – but viewers say ‘you can never get through on the phone to cancel’ Katie Piper, 38, said that paying for treatments changed her perspective  Said she has had mixture of good NHS treatment … Read more

Nurses are relying on food banks, unable to pay rent and leaving the workforce in droves

Nurses are relying on food banks, unable to pay rent and leaving the workforce in droves, Royal College of Nursing president tells MPs Nurses are ‘unable to pay rent’ and are relying on food banks, MPs have heard  The Royal College of Nursing said the nursing workforce is in a ‘critical situation’ Warning comes as … Read more

Critical incident declared after IT failure hits FOUR hospitals in Greater Manchester

Critical incident declared after IT failure hits FOUR hospitals in Greater Manchester with patients warned to avoid Accident and Emergency departments IT failures at four hospitals in Greater Manchester have led to a critical incident Patient warned to avoid the A&E departments at all four units until IT is restored  Royal Oldham, Fairfield General, North … Read more

Patients made 4.7million trips to A&E because they couldn’t get advice or treatment from their GP

Patients made 4.7million trips to A&E because they couldn’t get advice or treatment from their GP, UK’s health watchdog suggests Up to 4.7 million A&E visits may have been due to people not seeing their GP Almost one in five patients resorted to A&E as they couldn’t get advice Meanwhile, one third also said there … Read more

Regular exposure to ‘microaggressions’ can be WORSE than ‘overt acts of hate’, NHS chiefs told

Regular exposure to ‘microaggressions’ like being asked ‘where are you from?’ can be WORSE than ‘overt acts of hate’, NHS leaders are told in woke ‘leadership academy’ lecture NHS bosses were told microaggressions can be worse than ‘overt acts of hate’  Microagressions are statements perceived as unintentional discrimination Health chiefs could take the woke lecture … Read more

NHS hospitals have spent £800,000 on building nearly 740 gender-neutral toilets over past four years

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust  Gender neutral toilets: 63 Total cost: £586,080 A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘The FOI request did not specify a definition for ‘gender neutral toilets’ so Mersey Care took it to mean any toilet not fitted with a urinal so anyone can use them, but not including disabled or patients’ en-suite facilities.  … Read more