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

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.

Playing music to premature babies helps them sleep and improves their breathing, claim doctors

Why playing music to premature babies 'helps them sleep and improves their breathing'New study claims music can puts newborns into a quietly attentive stateAlso improves sucking behaviours which are important to help them feedSound of instrument or a parent singing is better than nursery rhymesResearch by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 15 April 2013 Soothing: The sound of music can make a newborn sleep better and puts them in a quietly attentive state Playing live music to a prematurely born baby can slow its heartbeat and make the child breathe more easily, according to a new study.

Elderly patient dubbed "the invisible man" by coroner was ignored by hospital doctors for 3 DAYS before he died

Patient dubbed 'the invisible man' by a coroner was ignored by hospital doctors for three DAYS before he died Walter Coles, 88, was transferred to Wycombe Hospital last summerBut senior doctors were unaware of his arrival and his care was 'overlooked' The only documentation of his stay 'verged on useless', an inquest heardAs well as not being examined, his medication chart went missing .

Marian Keyes on her battle with depression: "I begged my mother for permission to kill myself"

'I begged my mother for permission to kill myself': Bestselling author Marian Keyes opens up about her dark battle with depressionThe author has suffered from crippling depression since 2009She pulled through her darkest days with help from a therapistThe author has spoken of how baking has helped her cope By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:13 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Battle: Best-selling author Marian Keyes has told how her depression drove her to beg her mother to let her kill herself in 2010 Bestselling author Marian Keyes has revealed how her crippling depression led her to beg her mother for permission to kill herself.

Ryan Senior: Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told

Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:49 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

New NHS 111 phone line under fire again after paramedics are sent to deal with an ingrown toenail and a CAT with diarrhoea

New NHS 111 phone line under fire again after paramedics are sent to deal with an ingrown toenail and a CAT with diarrhoea System is 'endangering lives' as responders can't get to real emergenciesAmbulance staff say their workload has almost doubled since 111 beganBlame inexperienced operators unable to filter calls from the publicHospitals have also seen huge influx of patients since the scheme began -13.

Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery

Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

Sheffield Children"s Hospital: Three staff suspended l "after baby girl dies from huge morphine overdose"

Three staff suspended at top children's hospital 'after baby girl dies from huge morphine overdose'Eight-week-old Hanna Faheem died at Sheffield Children's Hospital Police investigating claims baby lost life after being given controlled drug By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 09:49 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 8 April 2013 Three staff at one of Britain's top children's hospital have been suspended and interviewed by police after the death of a baby girl, allegedly from a massive morphine overdose.

Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.