World first as grandmother has life-saving "mini sieve" fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery

World first as grandmother has life-saving 'mini sieve' fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery Doreen Carter had the device fitted in a major vein near her heart It consists of a titanium mesh that acts like a fishing net to catch blood clotsDoctors believe it could prevent thousands dying from clots after surgery By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 5 March 2013 A British grandmother has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a life-saving 'miniature sieve' to prevent blood clots.

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they"re too scared to hear the diagnosis

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they're too scared to hear the diagnosis 14% of patients polled admitted misleading a medicA third did so because they were embarrassed while a quarter held back due to worry about the diagnosis By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 1 February 2013 You would think the privacy of the doctor's office would invite patients to reveal all, yet a survey has found seven million Britons lie to their GP.

Cancer patient, 7, stars as king in school nativity after nurse works "Christmas miracle" to move surgery scheduled for same day

Cancer patient, 7, stars as king in school nativity after nurse works 'Christmas miracle' to move surgery scheduled for same day Finn, 7, underwent 18 months of gruelling cancer treatment He was desperate to star in his school's nativity play but surgery to take out a feeding tube was scheduled for the same dayThe family's Macmillan cancer nurse Sarah stepped in and had the operation rearrangedShe also went in to speak to Finn's primary school after his brother was bullied because Finn had lost his hair Mother described Sarah as 'our Christmas miracle'.

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING profession

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING professionThe modern career of a nurse has turned the 'caring profession' academic | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 8 December 2012 Not long ago, a friend of mine, who is in her 40s, was in hospital following a knee operation.

Liverpool Care Pathway: Family revive man doctors wasn"t worth saving

A pathway to euthanasia Family revive father doctors ruled wasn't worth saving Andy Flanagan was rescued from dying on debated Liverpool Care PathwayDoctors told his family that he was close to death after a cardiac arrestHis family gave him drops of water that helped him come round before doctors agreed to put him back on a drip His sister Lesley Flanagan said the method was 'licence to kill' | UPDATED: 22:47 GMT, 12 October 2012 The family of a 48-year-old man have told how they rescued him from dying on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway by reviving him with drops of water.

NHS care: Lack of compassion by overworked staff is costing patients" lives

The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and compassion by overworked staff is costing patients' lives | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 19 June 2012 The NHS at its best is brilliant, but a new book by a male nurse claims that too often it lets patients down, not through direct negligence, but due to small omissions and a lack of care and time that, added up, can have devastating results.

The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and…

The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and compassion by overworked staff is costing patients' lives | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 18 June 2012 The NHS at its best is brilliant, but a new book by a male nurse claims that too often it lets patients down, not through direct negligence, but due to small omissions and a lack of care and time that, added up, can have devastating results.

Is this Britain"s youngest midwife? Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family"s bathroom after mother goes into labour

Is this Britain's youngest midwife Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family's bathroom after mother goes into labour | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 13 May 2012 When seven-year-old Chloe Dennis' mother went into labour, she didn't call the midwife…

Taking the contraceptive pill caused my teenage daughter"s strokes, says mother

Taking the contraceptive pill caused my teenage daughter's strokes, says mother | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 26 April 2012 Gemma Hill is studying chlildcare at college following her two strokes A healthy 15-year-old girl suffered two devastating strokes after she began taking the Pill.