Finding Comedy in the NHS

It’s not all doom and gloom with the NHS.  At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, comedian, Mark Thomas, began touring a show that specifically concentrated on the NHS – Check Up. Whilst he highlighted the strengths of the NHS and commitment of its dedicated employees, he equally criticised the organisations complacency, under-investment and creeping privatisation. Read More …

Testing announced for group-B Strep (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is one of many bacteria that can be present in our bodies. It doesn’t usually result in damage. It is relatively common with 1 in 5 pregnant women carrying GBS in their vagina or digestive systems. GBS in some cases can cause complications as around the time of labour and birth, Read More …

Advice on Waiting Times in A & E

If you are unfortunate enough to attend A&E, does the receptionist have a responsibility to provide you with accurate information regarding waiting times? That was the question before the Supreme Court in the recent case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The facts of the case were relatively simple. Mr Darnley who was Read More …