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Most people being medically risk-managed will derive no benefit, either because they were never going to develop the risk condition, or because they will do so anyway.
Is the threat real, or just electioneering on Labour’s part?
A decade of austerity and the Brexit-related loss of EU workers have left the NHS in England short of around 40,000 nurses and 10,000 doctors.
We’re nearing a situation where the frailest and most vulnerable patients cannot access GP care because of their disability.
I had every sympathy with Edie’s GP and optician – it was a very strange symptom.
From 2015, there were mounting calls for the HPV vaccine to be administered to all children irrespective of gender, as is the case in Australia and the US.
It is estimated that in England alone, some 425,000 people have unsuspected atrial fibrillation.
Ten years ago I could get physiotherapy appointments in weeks; now people wait months. As we struggle to control their pain, patients frequently develop depression and anxiety.
Aggie’s twin sister had died a couple of months before. Initial grief had given way to sleeplessness and increasingly erratic behaviour.
“You’re allergic to something.” “I thought so,” she said. “But I haven’t changed my washing powder or anything.”