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NHS doctors attack government policies in joint letter

The Coalition’s treatment of the NHS has become the object of open criticism in a letter from hundreds of doctors, leaked to The Guardian newspaper. The letter was organised by Dr Clare Gerada, former chairperson of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and contains 140 signatures from doctors and professors from a spectrum of the […]

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NHS doctors attack government policies in joint letter

The Coalition’s treatment of the NHS has become the object of open criticism in a letter from hundreds of doctors, leaked to The Guardian newspaper. The letter was organised by Dr Clare Gerada, former chairperson of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and contains 140 signatures from doctors and professors from a spectrum of the […]

Landmark legal ruling for industrial disease cases

A landmark court ruling for the widow of a mesothelioma victim might change the face of industrial disease claims forever, if successful, reports the Frome Standard. Julien Lloyd lost her husband, Cliff, to the disease in May 2012 when he was 77...

Firms in court after worker loses arm in accident

A 53-year old road construction employee lost an arm while readying a stone chip spreader for use during work on road resurfacing. Now a prosecution taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has resulted in combined fines of over £400,000 being levied against three employers connected with the industrial injury...

Dangerous recycling machines put employees’ lives at risk

A metals recycling firm in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, endangered the lives of 14 employees by using dangerous machinery despite official warnings.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Sheffield Crown Court on March 19 that they had served the business, Meadowbank Vac Alloys, with 31 enforcement notices for health and safety breaches in only […]

Lorry driver is jailed after killing three in horrific accident

A Slovakian truck driver has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after losing concentration and slamming his lorry into stationary traffic. The road traffic accident in April 2014 caused the loss of three lives and injuries to another eight people on the M26 in Kent...

GPs might be risking burnout and concentration lapses

New guidance issued by an NHS team has suggested that family doctors might need greater flexibility in their working hours to avoid burning out. The NHS England Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSSG) area team have released this guidance amid fears that GPs are being pushed to the limit by long hours and […]