Zholia Alemi: Foreign doctor checks after fake psychiatrist case

Some 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being urgently checked after a woman practised psychiatry for 22 years without any qualifications. Zholia Alemi falsely claimed to have a medical degree from a New Zealand university when she registered in the UK in the 1995. But she had actually dropped out of medical school in her first year. The General More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, November 18th, 2018
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Giving blood: 'We are reliant on blood donors to keep Henry alive'

Every blood donation “can save up to three lives”, yet come December thousands miss vital appointments to give blood, as the festivities kick in. It can make a huge difference to patients like two-year-old More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, November 18th, 2018
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Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says

Schools are “not aware” of the need to offer allergy lessons to children, the mother of a boy with a potentially fatal allergy has said. Stephanie Hulme’s son William, six, could suffer a fatal More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, November 18th, 2018
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Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Some of Britain’s biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, November 17th, 2018
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Cardiff boy, 7, finally walks after losing both legs aged 3

Media playback is unsupported on your device Romeo Hadley was three years old when he lost both his legs. Now seven, after 18 months of hard work, he can walk on prosthetic limbs. Romeo had complained More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts

A major UK home care provider, offering support to 13,000 older and disabled people, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers. Allied Healthcare was warned this month by the care regulator More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death

There’s some good news for people with insomnia – your lack of sleep is probably not going to kill you. A new report published by the journal Science Direct says there is no link between insomnia More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'

GPs and patients frustrated by a shortage of the new flu vaccine for over-65s are being told the final delivery batch will arrive by Saturday. NHS England said there would be enough vaccines for everyone to be More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards to More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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'New mums need to be given better health education'

New mothers need more education about the dangers of pulmonary embolisms, according to a man whose wife died six weeks after giving birth. Michelle Roach, from Bracknell, died from a blocked blood vessel in her More...