Category Archives: Health Policy

Jolie gene flaw — now first man has surgery

The Sunday Times 19 May 2013 A 53-YEAR-OLD Londoner has become the first man in the world to have his prostate removed after discovering he is carrying a “faulty” gene that puts him at increased risk of developing cancer. The businessman, who has family members who have suffered breast or prostate cancer, discovered he was […]

My girl was judged too young to live

The Sunday Times 21 April 2013  Chloe Drury died aged 17 after being refused access to a trial drug CHLOE DRURY’S mother says her teenage daughter was too young to die but, as a result of the inflexible system of prescribing experimental drugs, was deemed too young to live. The 17-year-old, who had been diagnosed […]

Who Cares?

The Mid Staffs scandal has thrown a light on the growing role of untrained healthcare assistants The Sunday Times 1o February 2013 As she visited her mother, a heart patient on an acute hospital ward, Ann Smith, a nurse trained in the 1980s, was dismayed to discover no one was monitoring whether the 78-year-old was […]

Buy one, get one free on breast ops

The Sunday Times Published 15 July 2012 Lois Rogers COSMETIC surgeons are offering supermarket-style discounts for multiple breast enlargements, nose jobs and fat-removal operations in order to boost business. Mothers and daughters are among groups of women being attracted by “buy one, get one half-price” style offers. Online shopping carts and time-limited no-refund special offers […]