Five-year-old who fell unconscious outside medical centre was turned away 'because he wasn't a patient' Natalie Midgley's son Junior, 5, collapsed outside Petersgate Medical CentreBut staff said there was nothing they could do and told her to call 999She said: 'No-one even came out to help us – I was terrified he would die'Had an agonising 10-minute wait before the ambulance arrived to ask about a skin complaint.
Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients' lives at risk Some of the 55,000 junior doctors are working double the legal limit of 48 hours a week12 and 13 hour shifts are not usual, warn researchersMany hospitals are relying on trainee doctors to provide care without adequate supervision By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 14 February 2013 Many trainee doctors are 'tired and stressed' because of shift patterns which flout European laws on working hours Patients are being put at risk as exhausted junior doctors work for 100 hours a week, a new report suggests.
Man flu does exist: Chaps 'run a higher temperature and feel rougher' when they are fighting off a bugNeuroscientist says men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Men have extra temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 It's often seen as nothing more than whinging about a cold.
'We can't believe they're still here': Parents' joy as twins born four months early with holes in their hearts stun doctors to make a miraculous recovery Archie and Harley Garthwaite born at 23 weeks with heart, bowel and breathing problemsBoth progressing well despite a one in 20 chance of escaping brain damageDoctors believe they may be the youngest ever twins to survive | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 9 October 2012 When Archie and Harley Garthwaite were born at 23 weeks with holes in their hearts, their parents were told to expect the worst.
Cancer sufferer, 8, fitted with metal leg bones which will grow as she does Lily had a sore ankle, which her parents put down to a school cross-country runWhen she didn't improve her doctor sent her for an X-ray, when her parents were told she had a bone cancer tumour in her legEight-year-old had to have knee, tibia and part of her femur removed and replaced with adjustable stainless steel bones | UPDATED: 14:14 GMT, 3 October 2012 A girl battling cancer has been fitted with metal bones which will grow as she does.
The woman who was too fat for slimming class: Grandmother's anger as NHS tells her she need to lose weight to join diet scheme Belinda Clayton applied to weight-loss scheme through her GP but was told she was too heavy to take partLocal PCT said initiative was a pilot scheme and they had restricted entry to those with a BMI of 30 to 35 – Mrs Clayton's measurement was 35.07Mrs Clayton described the decision to exclude her as 'bonkers'She will now pay for Slimming World sessions instead | UPDATED: 15:18 GMT, 1 October 2012 Determined: Belinda Clayton from Binchester, wanted to join the 'weigh-less scheme' after it was recommended by a friend A grandmother-of-two has spoken of her outrage after she was turned down by an NHS weight loss programme because she was ‘too fat’.
How I learned not to panic in the thick of it: Comedy actress Rebecca Front on conquering anxiety | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Back in control: Rebecca at her London home Last February, actress Rebecca Front, the BAFTA-winning star of Grandma’s House, The Thick Of It and Nighty Night, accidentally unleashed something very unBritish.
Businesswoman, 34, left scarred for life after doctor botched breast enlargement operation | UPDATED: 15:23 GMT, 24 June 2012 Andrea Scott wanted to boost her bust to a F-cup and went under the knife to make her breasts more equal A consultant is facing being struck off after a businesswoman was left with horrific scars following a boob job.
Mother gives birth to twins a year after she was told her cancer treatment would render her infertileClair Sudron, 32, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010She underwent four courses of chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancerous cells and doctors warned her she would likely be infertileBut just over a year later the sales assistant welcomed twins | UPDATED: 16:02 GMT, 28 May 2012 A mother has given birth to twins just two years after she was told cancer treatment would leave her infertile.
Health chiefs spend 18,000 of taxpayers’ money for advice on winning awardsThe Trust said winning awards 'raised staff morale' | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 4 May 2012 Conservative MP James Wharton said it was 'disgraceful' how the NHS Trust had spent the money Health chiefs have paid a lobbying firm nearly 18,000 of taxpayers’ money for advice on how to win awards.