Tag : nhs

“We can almost see the NHS being dismantled in front of us, and it’s really scary.”

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon chats to Nick Spencer about how junior doctors are under threat from the government, and why we should all be worried   Can you tell me a bit more about the issue that medics and doctors all around the country are campaigning against? After talks with the British … Read More

Can the NHS continue in its current form?

4 years ago / 0 comments

NHS reforms are a key issue in the upcoming General Election in May. The Gryphon asks: can the NHS continue in its current form?   YES James Gibson With less than 100 days left till the general election, the pollsters are still no more certain than they were in 2010 as … Read More

NHS workers were right to go on strike

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s no secret that NHS workers are underpaid and overworked. Not many of us would agree to work 12 hour night shifts, unpaid overtime in a hugely stressful environment and earn between £21,000 and £27,000 to do so. Reports of budget cuts and chronic understaffing only serve to highlight the importance … Read More

Comment | Reflections on Robin Williams

4 years ago / 0 comments

Reflections on Robin Williams’ recent death have been widely broadcast and varied in their sympathy. This is often the case for opinions on mental health in general.If one positive can even be suggested to come out of such a tragic event, it could be at least that the historically taboo … Read More

Comment | Tony Benn dies – now our generation must carry the gauntlet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Tony Benn’s personal impact has been enormous. My parents first met at a talk he gave at the University of London Union. As children, my sisters and I were taken to see him speak on many occasions. Growing up, his values, compassion and ideas deeply reinforced my politics. He has … Read More

Comment | Nurses not 'failing the vulnerable'

5 years ago / 0 comments

As a second year student nurse I was disappointed at the article ‘Cruel nurses are failing the vulnerable.’ 18 months into my degree I have had the privilege of caring for many patients both in hospital and in their own homes. I have been required to measure the vital signs of … Read More

Comment | Nurses failing the vulnerable

5 years ago / 0 comments

The topic of a ‘failing’ NHS is never out of the news. This week an article caught my eye on that completely reliable news site, The Daily Mail, and this one really was appalling. The article highlighted a number of shocking cases in which standards of care fell well below expectations. … Read More

Science | EU approves plans for artificial heart

5 years ago / 0 comments

The World Health Organization estimates that 23.3 million people will die each year from cardiovascular disease by 2030, up from approximately 17.3 million in 2008. Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end-state organ failure but the shortage of donors poses a huge problem for the NHS with demand for … Read More

Science | New test for Down’s syndrome unveiled

5 years ago / 0 comments

A breakthrough test for individuals with a high risk of having a child with Down’s syndrome is due to go on trial in the NHS. Down’s syndrome is the most common chromosomal genetic disorder and is caused, in the vast majority of cases, by having three copies of chromosome 21. … Read More

Science | Comment – Should the NHS fund alternative medicine?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Firstly, I want to point out what I mean by alternative medicine. The definition of it is: any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Examples include but are not exclusive to: Homeopathy, Acupuncture, … Read More