Category Archives: Medical News

NHS Trusts told to Upgrade from Internet Explorer 6

Over two weeks ago Microsoft announced that a critical flaw in IE6 had been the route by which Chinese hackers had managed to enter Google’s corporate systems. The company advised uses to upgrade from IE6 to Internet Explorer 7 which contains a number of security enhancements. In an urgent technology bulletin to NHS Trusts the […]

English NHS performs better than Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

In the National Health Service (NHS) today the vast majority of patients are treated within 18 weeks of referral by their General Practitioner (GP), an improvement of 8 weeks compared to 2006, when almost all patients were treated within six months. However today in: Wales – 79% of patients wait longer than six months for […]

Indian Doctor Migration

The new medical centres will be based on the ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS), which is considered to be India’s best state run research and treatment centre. The government has given the go-ahead for seven new medical institutions in the states of: Bihar Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh Orissa West Bengal Uttar Pradesh Rajasthan Dr […]

Greater Medical Demand due to EWTD

What is the European Working Time Directive? The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) ‘lays down the minimum requirements in relation to working hours, rest periods and annual leave’. The legislation became law in the UK on the 1st October 1998 as the ‘Working Time Regulations’ and although it applied to the vast majority of workers […]

Consultant Doctor Demand Increases

According to the study: The number of Consultant Level Doctors overall increased by 4.5% in 2008 Consultant Doctors in Acute and General Medicine increased by 23.3% Consultant Doctors in Stroke Medicine almost doubled from 27 to 50 A few specialities saw a fall in numbers: Geriatric Medicine fell by 1.6% Dermatology fell by 0.2% Allergy […]