Meirion James: Doctors differ over custody death cause

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Meirion James died after the struggle in his cell Two pathologists have come to different conclusions about the death of a man in police custody, an inquest has heard….


Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors

Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors. That is one of the key findings of a review commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH)….

Concerns over missed doctors’ appointments

People with long-term mental health conditions who miss medical appointments are eight times more likely to die early, according to new research. The study by researchers at the University of Glasgow looked at people who…

Emily Daft ‘lost faith’ in doctors after being sent home to miscarry

A woman who had a miscarriage at home after her local hospital refused to see her as spoken of her joy at finally giving birth. The Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham has apologised to Emily…

Newspaper headlines: NHS doctors and Tory MPs’ festive threat

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Guardian says immigration rules are to be relaxed to allow more doctors from outside the EU to fill widespread NHS gaps. The paper says the change comes as…

Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

Image caption The A&E unit at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital was due to shut overnight from the beginning of December The trust managing Shropshire’s main hospitals is paying some doctors more than £100 an hour…

Fatal boxer Mike Towell was advised by doctors not to fight

Image copyright SNS Image caption Mike Towell died in hospital the day after the Glasgow fight in 2016 A Dundee boxer who died after a fight suffered suspected seizures and was advised not to box…

Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say

Image copyright BAPRAS Image caption Plastic surgeons want graphic images like this one of an injured hand on fireworks packets Senior doctors are calling for graphic images of injuries to be displayed on firework packaging….

Doctors’ feedback to be sought on ‘bullying’ probe

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption All doctors across the NHS Highland area are to be asked for feedback on the health board’s bullying probe NHS Highland said all doctors across its region will…

My intersex journey: Doctors gave me a new penis – now I want to find love

Earlier this year, 23-year-old Anick – who was born intersex – was getting ready for the last in a series of operations that would give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress. “I’ve…

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