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Matthew works as a doctor specialising in Womens Health. He graduated from Newcastle University and now holds membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of which he is Vice Chair of the trainees committee. Matthew takes an active interest in politics and is a Save the Children Health Ambassador supporting their work at with maternal and child health and has recently visited Liberia in West Africa as part of a fact finding mission.

Again General Practitioners have been accused of being responsible for the difficulties in the NHS.  This week the problems facing accident and emergency have been attributed to the out of hours opt out in the 2004 GP contract.  In my previous article I explain that this is not the case, as the number of attendances has been relatively stable and only rising 1 -2% as expected with an aging population. The buck should not stop with the GPs.  Look at the facts.  The success of NHS direct was replaced with the disastrous 111 service, a failing from the top, nothing to […]
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Jeremy Hunt has sunk to the lowest common denominator playing party politics by blaming General Practitioners and the last Labour government for the current NHS crisis in emergency care.  This clearly confirms that the Conservative party are prepared to blame anyone rather than take responsibility for their failings on their watch occurring during a massive top down reorganisation of the NHS. Using the 2004 GP contract to explain the current crisis is not only unhelpful in addressing the problem, it is factually wrong.  Jeremy Hunt knows this, notice his solution is not to renegotiate the contract. Working on the frontline […]
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I am the product what can be achieved when opportunity is combined with a bit of hard work. After going to my local comprehensive school in Grimsby, I went onto medical school and I qualified as a doctor in 2007. For the last six years I have worked in the NHS. As a junior doctor I have worked in A&E, General Practice and on elderly care medical wards. I am now specialising in Women’s Health and work on the frontline of the NHS on on a daily basis. My job literally is caring for patients cradle to grave. It involves […]
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