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Sickest NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’

Sickest NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Many of the most seriously ill patients are waiting for hours on trolleys and in corridors as the NHS struggles to find them beds, BBC research shows.Nearly a quarter of patients admitted on to wards during December and January in England faced delays of more than four hours before a bed could be found.It has created a backlog outside hospitals with patients brought in by ambulance facing long waits too.Experts warned there was "little in the tank" to cope with the coronavirus.There is mounting concern that the spread of the virus will lead to a pandemic with mass outbreaks in the UK.The BBC research - based on analysis of NHS England data - found the delays faced by some of the frailest and sickest...
Coronavirus: Eight of nine UK patients receiving treatment discharged

Coronavirus: Eight of nine UK patients receiving treatment discharged

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All but one of the nine people being treated for the coronavirus in the UK have been discharged from hospital.They were discharged after twice testing negative for the virus, NHS England said on Saturday.Meanwhile, all 94 people who were being quarantined at Arrowe Park hospital on the Wirral have left the site.The patients were among the first British coronavirus evacuees flown back to the UK from Wuhan, China, which is the centre of the outbreak.More than 100 people are still in quarantine in a Milton Keynes hotel after arriving from China last weekend.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "I want to stress that any individuals who are discharged from hospital are now well and do not pose any public health risk to the public."Amo...
Coronavirus: 12 patients treated by two coronavirus GPs being traced

Coronavirus: 12 patients treated by two coronavirus GPs being traced

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve patients treated by two British GPs with coronavirus are being traced, the BBC understands.One worked in A&E at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex and the other is a Brighton GP - they are two of the eight UK cases.Between them, they worked at four different places, including a nursing home, A&E and two GP practices.Worthing Hospital continues to operate as normal, a Department of Health spokeswoman said. It comes after three medical centres were closed in Brighton for precautionary deep cleaning.The World Health Organization has named the disease that the virus causes Covid-19.Public Health England is contacting the small number of patients seen by the GP who worked a shift in A&E,...
GP Manish Shah jailed for 90 sexual assaults on patients

GP Manish Shah jailed for 90 sexual assaults on patients

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A GP has been given three life sentences for 90 sexual assaults on female patients.Manish Shah assaulted 23 women and a 15-year-old girl while working in London - carrying out invasive examinations for his own gratification.The Old Bailey heard he used Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody as examples to frighten patients about their health.Judge Anne Molyneux described him as a "master of deception who abused his position of power"."You made up stories which got into heads and caused panic," she said, as she sentenced Shah to a minimum of 15 years in prison.Shah, from Romford, convinced his victims to have unnecessary checks between May 2009 and June 2013. "Your behaviour was not only sexual but was driven by your desire to control and ...
The GP practice where patients can share appointments

The GP practice where patients can share appointments

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Faced with a wait for a GP appointment, would you choose a group session with the doctor instead? It is an idea some surgeries are investigating.Demand for appointments increasingly outweighs availability. In recent years, the number of GP appointments has risen by 13%, but GP numbers are up by less than 5%, putting huge pressure on surgeries.In addition, many of us are living longer and with multiple long-term conditions, which can make consultations extremely complex. The traditional one-to-one 10-minute appointment is arguably no longer fit for purpose.With no promise of increased funding, or a substantially increased GP workforce, primary care teams have to find innovative new ways of delivering routine care in general practi...