‘Words cannot express how miserable I was today and have been on so many occasions in the past. If anyone asked me advice on pursuing a career in nursing I would strongly advise against it. It is by far the worst decision I have ever made’
A student nurse’s post exposing the brutal realities of the nursing profession has gone viral, after they described being “soul destroyed” by exhausting work on low pay.
The nurse, who lives in Ireland and is a single parent, submitted their experience to the Facebook page ‘Support for Nurses, Midwives and Frontline Staff in Ireland’. They describe how they feel “on the brink of giving up” in the brutally honest insight to life for nurses.
Greenpeace UK is asking people to Sign The Petition, asking the government to start investing in renewables, instead of wasting billions on Hinkle
UK Government: Don’t Waste Billions Of £s On Nuclear Power
Update, September 2016: The government has now approved Hinkley. But you can still sign the petition and we’ll keep you posted on how we can work together to stop the nuclear plant from being built.
Government plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset are shaping up to be a disaster. Hinkley’s already 8 years overdue. And by the time it’s finished it’ll be the most expensive object on earth.
The number of medical school places will increase by 25% from 2018 under plans to make England “self-sufficient” in training doctors.
The government’s plan will see an expansion in training places from 6,000 to 7,500 a year.
Ministers believe increasing the number of home-grown doctors will be essential given the ageing population.
There is also concern it will become more difficult to recruit doctors trained abroad in the future.
About a quarter of the medical workforce is trained outside the UK, but the impact of Brexit and a global shortage of doctors could make it harder to recruit so many in the future.
Scientists from Case Western Reserve University have identified a species of fungus that may play a key role in the development of Crohn’s disease, in a study published in the journal mBio.
“We already know that bacteria, in addition to genetic and dietary factors, play a major role in causing Crohn’s disease,” lead author Mahmoud Ghannoum said. “Essentially, patients with Crohn’s have abnormal immune responses to these bacteria, which inhabit the intestines of all people. While most researchers focus their investigations on these bacteria, few have examined the role of fungi, which are also present in everyone’s intestines.”
The study strengthens the evidence that a healthy microbiome – the billions of microorganisms that live naturally in and on the human body, particularly in the gut – plays a key role in regulating immune health and preventing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The Abolition Of The NHS In England
15 March, 2016
On Friday, the cross party NHS Bill returned to the Commons for its second reading. The Bill was filibustered by the Conservatives, and following only 17 minutes of debate, it was adjourned. The second reading is unlikely to continue.
Most people are probably unaware of what’s happening. But increasingly the market is invading. Virgin now has over 300 NHS contracts, and an active litigation department. They have successfully prevented commissioners in Hull from allowing local GPs to run primary care services, and are facing a legal challenge from the local trust in Kent to their £128 million contract because of concerns about patient and staff safety.