Results tagged “NHS”

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An Isle of Dogs health centre has launched a petition following news the NHS plans to cut its operational hours.

The Barkantine Practice in Westferry Road is calling on its patients and the community to sign a petition against reducing its current hours of 8am-8pm, seven days a week.

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The NHS Trust responsible for providing health services for nearly 3million east Londoners has come under fire from cancer patients over standards of care.

Findings from Macmillan Cancer Support ranked Barts Health NHS Trust as the worst performing in the UK in its 2014 patient experience league table.

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By Jim Fitzpartick

Iexpect many people will be glad that the local elections are over after months of people ringing their doorbell and putting leaflets through their letterbox. I'm disappointed with the mayoral result. John Biggs was a fantastic candidate who, above all, would have brought transparency to the council.

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Labour MP Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for the "disproportionate" number of doctor surgeries under threat in Tower Hamlets.

The Shadow Health Secretary visited the Jubilee Street Practice on Commercial Road on Tuesday to speak to one of five health centres in the borough that say they are under severe strain due to changes introduced to NHS funding.

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COMMENT

By Jim Fitzpartick

Last week I had a minor op on my hand over at the Royal London. In between recovery and emailing one handed I've had the opportunity as an outpatient to think about our health service. I'm sure we all spare a thought for the NHS often when not a week goes by without a headline or story.