Health Care and Social Care

Patient who objected to ‘Asian doctor’ silenced by receptionist

Patient who objected to 'Asian doctor' silenced by receptionist DR PUNAM KRISHAN Dr Punam Krishan said she has found the response to her tweet "uplifting" A GP has praised the receptionist at a Glasgow surgery for silencing a patient who said they did not want to see an "Asian doctor". Dr Punam Krishan took to Twitter to express her pride in her team - and described the positive response to her post as "uplifting". She said the receptionist had explained that Dr Krishan was [...]

Woman ‘suffering PTSD after watching husband die

Woman 'suffering PTSD after watching husband die Woman 'suffering PTSD after watching husband die in agony waiting for an ambulance'. ‘They couldn’t have saved him but he wouldn’t have died in absolute agony’ Tony and Michelle Lane were driven by a nephew to King’s Mill Hospital after being told an ambulance would take 60 minutes ( Enchufla Con Clave/ WikiMedia ) The wife of a stroke victim has told how she now suffers from PTSD after being forced to listen to her dying husband’s cries of agony while driving him [...]

Just Eat under fire over allergens found in takeaway meals

Just Eat under fire over allergens found in takeaway meals. Delivery app is selling food that could cause allergic reactions, investigation reveals. Just Eat drivers prepare to deliver food. The company said it was concerned at Panorama’s findings. Photograph: fergusburnett.com/PR A number of restaurants listed on Just Eat, the biggest online food delivery app in the UK, have been found to sell food that could cause allergic reactions, an investigation has found. More than 100 restaurants on Just Eat, the food ordering app, were [...]

Sit less and move more to reduce risk of early death, study says

Sit less and move more to reduce risk of early death, study says Short spells of movement help, but research finds overall time spent seated must be cut. Walking to speak to a co-worker rather than speaking on the phone, was one suggested way of increasing activity. Photograph: Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Are you sitting comfortably? Then get up and move about – even if it is just a walk about the office. That is the advice from experts who say periods of sitting [...]

Warning of crisis in NI NHS if shortage of doctors not tackled

Warning of crisis in NI NHS if shortage of doctors not tackled. Dr Tom Black warns that doctors are under severe pressure Dr Grainne Doran Patients in Northern Ireland face a decade of misery while health professionals struggle to keep the NHS running, it has been warned. Doctors' leaders have said urgent action is essential to protect the future of the health service and ensure the safety of patients here. The warning comes after an official study of the medical workforce revealed that of 1,908 specialist [...]