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
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 Sadly, it has been a year in which disturbing questions have been asked about the way Britain’s health service – so admirable in so many ways – treats the sick and dying. There have been terrible instances of patients being killed by malnutrition and dehydration. Only this month, the Labour MP Ann Clwyd told how her husband – treated with ‘indifference and contempt’ by NHS nurses – had died ‘like a battery hen’.
The perils of high heels! How one woman lost her footing – and her dignity – on an escalator Videos released by Network Rail to highlight dangers of falling at stationsWoman carried up escalator at London Euston after her heel gets caughtNetwork Rail: More than 3,000 people in slips, trips or falls over one year | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 12 December 2012 Just when a girl has her high-heel sashay perfected, along comes an escalator. Moments earlier this young lady had been click-clacking confidently along in her stilettos. But all it took was one step on the escalator for her day to go seriously downhill – or make that uphill
Husband of married BBC star Sophie Long 'devastated' after she dumps him for newsreader Tim Willcox (who's a married father of four) Top newsreaders 'fall in love' and confess relationship to their partnersBBC bans couple from reading news together after scandal emerges Father-of-four Tim Willcox played trumpet at Sophie's wedding in 2010 | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 26 November 2012 The cuckolded husband of BBC newsreader Sophie Long was last night said to be devastated after she dumped him for her co-presenter. Miss Long, 35, is having an affair with colleague Tim Willcox, who is also married