Patients" lives in danger due to desperate staff shortages at privately-run out of hours GP services

VERY URGENT, PLEASE HELP! Texts reveal the desperate staff shortages at privately-run out-of-hours GP services putting patients' lives in danger Doctors claim that Harmoni, the largest private provider of urgent care services in England, is so short-staffed that it is regularly unsafeInvestigation uncovered desperate texts, begging staff to come to work Company also alleged to have manipulated its performance data, masking delays in seeing patients and other missed targetsAnd fears that a seven-week old baby may have died due to desperate staff shortages and protocols not being followed | UPDATED: 13:31 GMT, 18 December 2012 Patients' lives are repeatedly being put at risk by out-of-hours care provided by a private company, senior doctors have claimed Patients' lives are repeatedly being put at risk by out-of-hours care provided by a private company, senior doctors have claimed.

Aggers: The crippling hand condition that"s been my biggest test

The voice of cricket Jonathan 'Aggers' Agnew: The crippling hand condition that's been my biggest testJonathan Agnew suffers from Dupuytren’s contracture The sufferer's connective tissue under the skin of the hand contracts pulling the fingers inwards'Aggers' has has eight surgeries on his hand | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012 Dupuytren's contracture: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew has had eight operations to his hand Despite eight operations, the BBC’s ‘Voice of Cricket’, Jonathan Agnew, remains plagued by a crippling condition of the fingers that, untreated, could have led to amputation.

Rip-off dentists face crackdown over fees for treatment that should be done free on the NHS

Rip-off dentists face crackdown over fees for treatment that should be done free on the NHS Fees in Britain are among the highest in EuropeMany let teeth rot because they cannot afford the work | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 28 May 2012 Open wide: Dentists have been accused of duping patients into paying for treatment they could have for free on the NHS Unscrupulous dentists face a crackdown amid evidence that patients are being duped into paying for private treatments which should be free on the NHS.