Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told


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Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey.

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS


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Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

Happy pill boom as our GPs hand out record 47million prescriptions… a rise of 9% in a year


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Happy pill boom as GPs hand out record 47m prescriptions…

It"s good to argue: Teenagers more likely to resist drink and drugs if they row with their parents


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It's good to argue: Teenagers more likely to resist drink and drugs if they row with their parents Teens who learn to express their opinions are better able to resist peer pressure, finds study | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 19 June 2012 It is kind of thing that most parents would do their best to avoid.

rate doctors on the quality of their surgery parking


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Now you can rate doctors on the quality of their surgery car park | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 6 June 2012 GP surgeries are being given marks out of ten based on their waiting times, how much trust patients have in their doctor and whether they can park outside.

Schoolgirl aged just ELEVEN among 44 children admitted to one city hospital with anorexia


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Schoolgirl aged just ELEVEN among 44 children admitted to one city hospital with anorexia Four boys, aged 13, 14, 15 and 16, and 40 girls, aged between 11 and 18, were treated for eating disorderThey were taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital between January 2007 and December 2011 | UPDATED: 16:28 GMT, 31 May 2012 A schoolgirl aged just 11 was among more than 40 children admitted to a city hospital with anorexia over a five-year period, shock new figures have revealed.

NHS reforms damaging say leading healthcare journals


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'Poorly thought-through' NHS reforms are causing damaging upheaval, warn leading healthcare journals Healthcare journals said there is an 'overwhelming sense of distress and lack of confidence in the Government's plans'Added that another NHS reorganisation inevitable within five years The editors of three leading healthcare journals today took the unusual step of uniting to publish a joint assault on the Government's 'poorly thought-through' NHS reforms.

It was worth it! Doctors say British boy s cancer surgery in Germany is a success


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It was worth it! Doctors say British boy’s cancer surgery in Germany is a success

Clearly exhausted after a two-hour operation, Zac Knighton-Smith can still manage a smile that says he’s won the latest round in his battle against cancer.

Do my moobs look big in this? 80 per cent of men are plagued by body hang-ups


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Do my moobs look big in this 80 per cent of men are plagued by body hang-ups Four out of five men regularly talk to family and friends about their image concerns It's supposed to be women who spend hours agonising over their figures. But in fact men are plagued by body hang-ups too, a study has found – and four out of five regularly talk to family and friends about their image concerns