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
Soft porn model, 19, let off wearing ankle tag for criminal damage conviction 'because it would interfere with her TV work'Sophie Dalzell claimed bracelet would interfere with work as TV chat girlShe changed plea after hearing court date would clash with photo shootMs Dalzell dodged community service following criminal damage conviction and has also been let off from wearing the tag By Jaya Narain PUBLISHED: 09:11 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:07 GMT, 13 April 2013 Sophie Dalzell, 19, refused to wear an ankle tag as she claimed it would interfere with her work as a soft porn model An adult TV star convicted of vandalism was let off from wearing an electronic tag on her ankle – because it would ruin her on-screen work. Sophie Dalzell, 19, was placed on a curfew and ordered to wear a tag for eight weeks after failing to carry out community service
Autism risk of drug taken by thousands of mums for epilepsy: Up to 17,500 children affected since 1973, researchers believeAs many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim affectedDrug taken by about 21,500 women of childbearing age to control seizuresFamilies campaigning for manufacturer to withdraw the drug By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:54 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Dangers: Researchers have warned as many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim have developed autism or behavioural problems (file picture) An epilepsy drug taken by thousands of women has been linked to learning disabilities in children. Researchers say as many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim have developed autism or behavioural problems. They believe up to 17,500 children in Britain have been affected since 1973, when it was launched.
The poor are more likely to be obese, says health minister Death of the dinner table means more eat junk food in front of the television By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Anna Soubry says parents should ensure children have proper meals Poor families are more likely to be obese, a health minister has said. Anna Soubry said children were suffering because of an ‘an abundance of bad food’ in their homes.
Does Kate’s hospital care more about PR than its own nurses | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 12 December 2012 Even if you’d never heard of the King Edward VII Hospital before that infamous prank call, a quick look at its online brochure would have told you all about its self-belief and famous heritage. Established more than 100 years ago, it hand-picks its consultants, claims a zero rate of hospital-acquired MRSA infections, and offers all patients well-appointed private rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Of course, because the private hospital business is fiercely competitive, huge effort is exerted to recruit the best consultants and to offer a five-star service
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