Sir Richard Branson, the recently appointed vice-president of the Patients Association, wants all hospital staff to be screened for MRSA and treated immediately if infected.
He says any disruption caused would be better than the pain, misery and deaths caused by avoidable infections. He also called for managers who fail to enforce patient safety standards to be sacked.
Do you think it's right that Hull Primary Care Trust is splashing out ?50,000 on a training yacht when NHS employees are struggling to pay their bills in the current economic crisis?
Did you know that patients phoning GP practices still using 0844 phones numbers are being charged up to 5.8p a minute to phone?
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