From heart rate to heartache: Anaesthetist writes 480-page romantic novel while his patients were unconscious Peter Morris wrote Bound With New Ropes while working in the operating theatre of Castle Hill HospitalThe anaesthetist says it was possible because 'tardy surgeons' made 'simple operations last for hours'The book is a love story about a university lecturer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 29 March 2013 It is said that they have more time on their hands than most doctors.
Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth 'should be cut to save the NHS money' | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 31 August 2012 Family doctors are being told to try to talk women out of having Caesareans and very strong painkillers during birth to save the NHS money.
I was told I might need open heart surgery…
The stuff of nightmares: Man comes around during lung operation but cannot communicate because of anaesthetic | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 25 April 2012 It is many people's worst nightmare.
Don't want any more children – but can't face major surgery The 20-minute op that lets you ditch the Pill for good | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 24 April 2012 The idea of surgery under a general anaesthetic can put some women off sterilisation.
Just how bad does a private doctor have to be before he gets struck off When William Brown went for a routine operation at a private hospital, he had high expectations of the treatment and aftercare he would receive. Little did he imagine that he would emerge so seriously ill that he would never walk independently again, and that he’d be in need of 24-hour care. William, then 74 and still working as a ship’s captain, had fallen victim to a disturbing pattern of medical malpractice where doctors who harm patients in private hospitals ultimately go unpunished