GPs? Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients" verdict as complaints rise by 24%

GPs Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients' verdict as complaints rise by 24% Complaints have soared by 69% in three yearsOlder male doctors were most likely to be the subject of complaints Female doctors may soon outnumber men, which could lead to more working part-time when raising families | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 18 September 2012 Complaints against doctors have hit a record high with patients increasingly saying they are being ignored, shown no respect or lied to.

Identical twins with illness so rare it was named after them can finally speak again using speech machines (and they"ve chosen different accents…

Identical twins with illness so rare it was named after them can finally speak again using speech machines (and they've chosen different accents so friends can tell them apart) Kirstie and Catherine Fields are the only two people on the planet who suffer from Fields Condition, a progressive muscle afflictionAfter losing their voices four years ago, the twins were delighted to each receive an electronic speech machine for their 18th birthday Kirstie chose an Australian accent and Catherine an American one | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 September 2012 Identical twin sisters with the world’s rarest medical condition have been given the best 18th birthday present they could have wished for – their voices back.

Doctor twins: One treats patients with traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach

Which doctor would you choose These twins treat patients with chronic conditions – but one sticks to traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach By Patrick Strudwick PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 Last summer, Julie Mathias collapsed suddenly, paralysed down the right side of her body.

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 27 April 2012 A furious father has revealed his son was left without food for four days while waiting for treatment for a broken leg.

Doctors "acting like vets with dementia patients": Damning report reveals communication failure of medical staff

Doctors 'acting like vets with dementia patients': Damning report reveals communication failure of medical staff Some doctors believe sufferers 'don't suffer pain in the same way'Nurse found by researchers reprimanding elderly dementia sufferer for losing more weight Doctors and nurses caring for dementia patients often ‘make it up as they go along’ because they have no idea how to treat them, a study has revealed.

Autistic children should be encouraged to find their "inner voice" to help them cope

Autistic children encouraged to find their 'inner voice' may cope better with daily life, finds study Autistic children find it difficult to develop inner speech skills which could explain why they display some repetitive behaviours Difficulty: Poor communication skills are a core feature of autism spectrum disorder (model) Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through' in their heads may help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances of them living independent lives when they grow up, say scientists.