‘Lazy doctors are using Covid-19 as an excuse to not see us’

Health chiefs have warned GPs that failing to offer appointments in person is a “breach of contract” as concerns grow that Covid-19 is leaving patients across Britain without crucial consultations.  A letter will be sent to every family doctor in England, in which GPs will be told that they must carry out face-to-face appointments or […]

Give cannabis to elderly people with chronic pain, doctors say

Elderly people with chronic pain including back and joint injuries should be prescribed cannabis instead of conventional painkillers, doctors have said, as polling shows that three quarters of over-55s would consider taking it. Doctors said cannabis-based medicines,...

‘Doctors knew the Primodos risks. We were lab rats’

Kevin was born on Boxing Day morning in 1963 and passed as a small bundle wrapped in swaddling to his overjoyed mother, Pat. It was only later in the day that a doctor took her into another room and peeled away the blankets to show her Kevin’s disability. “I had a...