Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told

Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 05:21 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey. A fifth didn’t necessarily trust the doctor treating them while a third couldn’t always understand what they were being told. One in ten said there weren’t enough nurses and one in five was not always treated with dignity

Homeless people to sleep in shipping containers as Brighton tries to tackle its housing crisis

Homeless people to sleep in shipping containers as Brighton tries to tackle its housing crisis Local housing trust wants to use converted containers to help people while they search for permanent homeEach container comes with bathroom, kitchen and plasterboarded wallBrighton and Hove suffering housing crisis caused by low wages, expensive house prices and soaring rents | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 29 November 2012 Shipping containers could be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people to help solve a city's housing crisis. A housing trust in Brighton wants to use the 36 adapted containers as a stop-gap for people without a permanent home

The germ-phobic neat freaks who compulsively clean for ten hours a day

From bleaching fruit to scrubbing strangers' bathrooms: The germ-phobic neat freaks who compulsively clean for ten hours a day | UPDATED: 22:51 GMT, 29 November 2012 Do you wipe down your keyboard five times a day Bleach your fruit Disinfect your phone You may be a neat freak, but at least you're not alone. A new TLC special, Neat Freaks, chronicles the weirdest and wackiest sanitation habits that seem perfectly normal to many clean-obsessed people. The one-hour show features Alfreta, a woman who not only cleans her own bathroom, but all the public bathrooms, and strangers’ houses she visits as well.