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By Roberto Orlandi, McGinley Healthcare’s Principal Consultant A GPOnline survey has found more than half of surveyed GPs reported a rising dependence on locum doctors over the past year. The results also revealed that around a fifth said locums now fill at least a quarter of shifts at
Written By Siobhan O'Connor When you spend your life caring for others and savings lives, it is imperative that you have time in the day to recharge, rest and replenish. Many healthcare professionals often work a mixture of day and night shifts, so the need for self-care and regular breaks has
By Roberto Orlandi Over the past 9 years GPs indemnity has increased by 50% - yes, 50%!! The average cost now being £8500 / per year. If you break that down – GPs have on average had an increase of pay year on year, just shy of 5.5% per annum, totalling 50% increase since 2010. Now if
Written by Ash Higgs I was reading a study on Monday (l ed by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow ) about how people with T ype 2 diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop aggressive liver conditions. This form of diabetes is often linked to being overweight and/or
Written by Aaron Frost As I’m sure you’ve noticed in the press and on Social Media over the last few days, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the World Health Organisation, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some
At times, working as a mental health nurse can be a real test of one’s mettle, but can also be the most rewarding of any nurse specialism. As a species we know an incredible amount aboutthe physical elements of our bodies, but have barely scratched the surface in terms of our knowledge of our
For an awful long time, mental health care was the elephant in the room, suffering from a lack of funding in relation to other healthcare services. Yet in recent years, there has been a turnaround, with mental health issues gaining greater recognition.
Recently we seem to be seeing negative post after negative post about general practice on social media, where are the positive words?!
“Missed GP appointments cost NHS England £216m” was the headline revealed by NHS England last week. With the NHS currently drowning in funding issues, the amount wasted was not only eye-opening but extremely concerning... What can the NHS do?
Sometimes communication can be a problem. Doctors and nurses provide the very best care they can, but when a patient can’t communicate what’s wrong, or worse, won’t communicate what’s wrong, it can make treatment difficult and elongated.
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