Many cancer patients, their appetites diminished through treatment and chemotherapy, find it difficult to eat. Delivery of hospital food at fixed times does not always suit patients who often feel sick, donâ€™t feel hungry or may be asleep. For children especially, the food window is about 20 minutes, and is easy to miss. comment (10)
Prime Minister David Cameron announced last week that he plans to share records and other NHS data with researchers in to make it easier to develop and test new drugs and treatments.However, despite the Department of Health (DoH) claiming that all necessary safeguards would be in place to ensure protection of patients' details, social and technology campaign group, Ethics and Genetics, has announced that under certain circumstances data anonymity would not always be guaranteed. Do the pros outweigh the cons? Can you think of a better system?
Schools will be able to sack poor teachers in a term instead of a year, the Government confirmed last week, after Education Secretary Michael Gove said schools have been “tangled in red tape” for too long when dealing with struggling tutors. Do you think this is ‘unnecessary’ or in the ‘best interests’ of the profession? What effect do you think it will have?
22 year old binman Sean Donnelly, aka MC NxtGen has become an internet celebrity after recording a rap video criticising the Department of Healthâ€™s white paper. What do you think of the video? Are his concerns about NHS privatisation justified? comment (23)
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has said that underperforming hospitals should be merged or closed. Are there too many underperforming hospitals? Is closure or merging hospitals the best solution? comment (15)
Can anyone recommend a decent Italian restaurant in north London? A group of us from Barnet Chase Farm Hospital are planning a night out and we have done the Indian / Chinese to death and fancy a change.