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.

Distressed war veteran, 94, left in blood-soaked pyjamas for FIVE HOURS by “exceptionally busy” A&E department

A hero humiliated: Hospital left veteran, 94, in bloody pyjamas for FIVE hoursRod Gray was taken to Ipswich Hospital after falling over at home Had split his head open was suffering from shock and a head injury His family claim he was left alone, needing the toilet and in distress Mr Gray said he felt 'humiliated' by lack of dignity with which he was treatedThe hospital says it was very busy that evening but it is investigating By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 12:19 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 13 March 2013 An elderly war hero was left sitting in a casualty department in his blood-soaked pyjamas for more than five hours while he waited to be seen by a doctor.

Some mentally ill patients may be unlawfully detained due to errors in medical records

Some mentally ill patients may be unlawfully detained due to errors in medical records 4% of sectioned patients have 'irregularities' in their records, meaning they could be unlawfully detainedThe number of people detained under the Mental Health Act rose 5% last year to 48,600Concerns that patients are not informed of their right to see a lawyer or independent mental health advocate , 4 per cent contained mistakes which called the legality of their detention into question.

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 7 December 2012 One in three patients are waiting more than an hour to be seen in A&E, a report shows.

One in three NHS hospitals and care homes is breaking the law on dignity and respect

One in three NHS hospitals and care homes is breaking the law on dignity and respect Nearly one in three hospitals and care homes are failing to treat patients with dignity and respect. Inspections of thousands of hospitalsand homes around the country revealed a shocking disdain for the plight of the frail, sick and vulnerable. Some nurses are failing to treat patients ‘as equal human beings’, said Cynthia Bower, head of the Care Quality Commission watchdog.