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Junior doctors strike - a justified industrial action?

Thursday, 19 November 2015
Junior doctor
Today the BMA announced that junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly to go ahead with industrial action commencing 1st December 2015. Once you get your head around the idea that this is actually going to happen and that the NHS winter crisis of last year is likely to be a mere blip compared to the...

Weekend NHS death rates - what we need to know

Monday, 7 September 2015
2 surgeons
The big NHS headline story this week concerned the stark statistic that up to 6,000 people lose their lives every year because of a lack of a “proper” seven-day hospital serviceWeekends it seems are not the best time to be heading to hospital. If the above statistic is even partially correct then...

Hit and run driver brags on Twitter

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
A woman who knocked down a cyclist, bragged about it afterwards on Twitter claiming she had done it on purpose and had been drunk at the time. Daisy Abela has since apologised for her actions and says the Metropolitan Police have investigated the accident which has now been resolved. She wrote, on...

Compensation claim considered after bus accident

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
A pensioner in Eastbourne is considering whether to launch a compensation claim after an accident on a bus which left her with 10 stitches. Margaret Bell was on her way home in the Hampden Park area of the town when the bus she was travelling on was forced to brake sharply. She shot to the front,...

Drug Driving Testing

Friday, 15 February 2013
Drink driving has long been an issue which has been tackled by police and government alike with laws determining how much alcohol drivers are allowed in their bloodstream before they go over the legal limit. However, the picture is not as clear-cut in terms of drug driving. The police can...

Driving in the Snow

Thursday, 7 February 2013
There are many additional hazards faced when the weather turns wintry and snow starts to fall and the AA has identified one aspect of driver behaviour at this time of year which can exacerbate the dangers. The motoring organisation says that some drivers have an igloo mentality and do not...

Motor Cycles and Whiplash

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Whiplash is a condition most commonly associated with car accidents, caused by a rear shunt with one car going into the back of another. However, it is not just car drivers who are at risk as whiplash can occur in any collision. So other road users, and motor cyclists in particular, are also at...

Safer cars the key to whiplash reduction?

Monday, 4 February 2013
Car safety has moved on apace from seat belts and air bags and, whilst we would never be without these features, we now hope and expect rather more from our cars. One obvious problem is that the new features are first seen only on the more exclusive models and only arrive at the more standard...