Felix David, Author at Trends in Urology & Men's Health

Do YOU have any ICU experience? Deployment of staff across the NHS

Sophie Rintoul-Hoad is an ST6 Urology Trainee at St Georges Hospital; Olayinka Gbolahan is an ST4 Urology Trainee at Northwick Park Hospital – both were redeployed to work in Intensive Care in April, neither had prior critical care experience.

A patient recovers from COVID-19 and is …

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COVID-19: part two, the economic impact of lockdown

If you are under the illusion that the plaudits being heaped on the NHS and its staff by our political leaders will swiftly translate into billions of pounds for the public health sector after the current COVID-19 crisis, then think again. In the past month …

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COVID-19 priority research: a call to action

An understanding is growing that although the ongoing COVID-19 shutdown is vital to contain the coronavirus, putting society into a suspended animation is only a stop-gap measure. Any effective and sustainable exit plan relies on various research strands coming to fruition with all possible speed. …

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Medical charities take a COVID-19 hit

Cancer Research UK has announced its intention to cut funding grants as a result of the uncertainty caused by the current coronavirus situation. In the statement the charity mentioned that they are anticipating a drop of 20-25 percent in funding income, which is a deficit …

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COVID-19: the economic impact of lockdown

Historian Sir Max Hastings, in The Times last week (March 24th), posed the question at its starkest. Should the government, through its ‘lockdown’ policy, risk such severe long-term damage to the economy, and especially to the future prosperity of today’s young people, merely to preserve …

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The COVID-19 pandemic: the world reels

Within hours of the Prime Minister’s decisions to first request and then impose restrictions on the daily life of the British people, the streets of our cities and towns were almost deserted. By this past Monday even parks were emptying.
Rarely in our history has there …

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COVID-19: working together in the NHS

I’m not meant to be here in London today; I shouldn’t be packing away my FRCS revision and receiving refunds from cancelled courses. I run past closed restaurants, pubs and gyms. I turn on the news, I turn it off. The cancellations, postponements and restructuring …

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UK response to COVID-19: will society be the same again?

I write on 18th March 2020. Nothing will ever be the same again; a previously unknown virus that crept into our consciousness at the beginning of February has now spread around the world in a matter of weeks crashing economies, spreading anxiety and panic, killing …

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Discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence in the NHS

The recently published 2019 NHS Staff Survey results have revealed the extent to which discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence are carried out against staff in the NHS.
569 440 staff members directly employed by an NHS organisation took part in the survey, which was conducted between …

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Mediation for medical negligence

A Consultant Nephrologist writes…
The rising tide of medical negligence litigation currently consumes about 5–10% of the NHS budget, so that it is a source of concern for doctors, hospitals, defence organisations, patients and government alike. In fact, only the lawyers seem able to face it …

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