Healthcare Matters

10 opinions on the political parties' NHS plans

In response to a previous article written by our Clinical Content Editor Dr Hayley Willacy, this month we asked subscribers to our newsletter for healthcare professionals the following question: What do you think of the political parties' plans for the NHS and do you think any of these promises can save the NHS in the long term? Here are 10 responses we received.

23 Apr 2015

GP shortage and retirement - what's your view?

The survey of 1,004 GPs across the UK has found that 56 per cent said they expect to retire or leave before they are 60. The Health Secretary has described the figures as "worrying" but GP leaders are not surprised by them.

08 Apr 2015

Joining the dots on person-centred care

In 2010 the pre-election healthcare debate was dominated by the 'C' word. It was almost impossible to tune into a debate or party political broadcast without hearing it. Choice was the only show in town. Five years down the line, the debate is much the same but the language is changing. This time round, you're much more likely to hear rhetoric dominated by person-centred care. There's a subtle, but important, difference between the two, says Mike Smeeton, Director of Health and Social Care at Sue Ryder.

27 Mar 2015

17 views on GP shortage & early retirement

In response to a previous article written by our Clinical Content Editor, Dr Hayley Willacy, this month we asked subscribers to our newsletter for healthcare professionals, the following question: GP shortage and retirement - will you retire early and what would make you stay? Here are 17 responses we received:

26 Mar 2015

23 ways to relieve pressure on A&E

In the January 2015 edition of our newsletter for healthcare professionals, we asked subscribers the following question: What would you do today to relieve pressure on A&E? Here are the responses we received.

16 Feb 2015

How I would relieve pressure on A&E

In the January 2015 edition of our newsletter for healthcare professionals, we asked subscribers the following question: What would you do today to relieve pressure on A&E? Here is a surgeon's view.

13 Feb 2015

How to fall in love

February approaches and I feel somewhat compelled to discuss romance, although I am promising myself that next year will be different …

03 Feb 2015