Today a short post as I have just finished a night shift as a resident ED consultant and am bleary eyed. However this is an issue I feel, like many others in the UK, particularly strongly about.  “A patient has a 15% higher chance of dying if they are admitted to a hospital on a […]

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A date with death

Originally posted on abrainia:
You may perhaps have noticed some stories in the media about weekend staffing in NHS hospitals. This was triggered when Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, announced his plans to forcibly alter Consultant contracts to enforce weekend working. In justification for these measures, he quoted some statistics, and made some additional statements.…

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“Pinky and the Brain…..”

Hi readers! If you’d ask me about my knowledge of brain injuries, I would have given you a gormless look much similar to Pinky’s one to Brain…. Then I went to a wonderful conference day this week organised by the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. It was on Brain Injuries (traumatic and medical) and had […]

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“Three little words…..”

As I wrote this, there was some very sad news that @docjohnhinds had died. So I am dedicating this post to him. He had inspired so many people in PHEM/EM community. Sorely missed but never forgotten…. Apologies, it’s been a while since I have posted anything primarily as I’ve been trying to get my head around […]

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