Foreign Doctor Attacked Female Patient Who Disagreed With Diagnosis: Gp Given Six Month Conditional Discharge

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The doctor from Nigeria denied assault when he appeared in court but was found guilty after a two-day trial. Dr Abiodun Olumuyiwa Bale, 42, denied being a ‘thug’ at the hearing He was given a six-month conditional discharge but will face a disciplinary hearing at work and could lose his job. Bale, who qualified as a doctor at the University of Lagos in 1995, worked as a gynaecologist in his home country before coming to Britain and registering with the General Medical Council in 2006. He was given a licence to practise here in November 2009 and was on a placement, for speciality GP training, at Hyndburn Medical Practice in Accrington, Lancashire, when the assault happened on March 26. Elderly man knocked-down and killed in suspected drink-drive incident: One man, 22, arrested Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said Bale had asked Mrs Cunningham to come in to the practice after a telephone consultation about a problem with her face, during which she had become distressed. When she arrived, the doctor told Mrs Cunningham she might need to call for an ambulance if her condition deteriorated later when the surgery was closed. Mr Harrison told Burnley Magistrates Court: She didnt want to do this and at this point he raised his voice. Burnley Magistrates’ Court: Dr Bale ‘flipped’ the court heard Mrs Cunningham was frightened, got up to leave and said she wanted a second opinion, the court was told. [Bale] became agitated and, as she stepped out, he grabbed her hand to prevent her closing the door, Mr Harrison said. He then grabbed her by the forearm with both hands and tried to drag her back into the room. She screamed and shouted at him to get off her arm. This attracted the attention of another doctor and two cleaners. The other doctor told Bale to go back into his office and then escorted Mrs Cunningham out of the surgery. The court was told that a week earlier the GP, who lives in Manchester, flipped at another patient, shouting at her: For Gods sake, I have other people to see besides you. She got up to leave and he tried to grab her hand. She felt frightened and vulnerable, said Mr Harrison. Bale claimed the incident with Mrs Cunningham was a misunderstanding, saying: Im a doctor, not a thug. But Mr Harrison said: There was no mistake or misunderstanding.

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Harvard Medical School Fined $24,036 For Animal Welfare Violations

(Elise Amendola / Associated Press / December 18, 2013) By Saba Hamedy December 18, 2013, 1:59 p.m. The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School $24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths,from February 2011 through July 2012. The governments decision to fine the university wraps up an ongoing investigation of the medical schools animal facilities. One facility, the New England Primate Research Center , located in Southborough, Mass., announced its decision to close in April. In a document sent to the universitys Center for Animal Resources and Comparative Medicine, USDA officials outlined the alleged violations. Passed in 1966, the Animal Welfare Act requires the basic standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred and sold for use as pets, used in biomedical research, transported commercially or exhibited to the public, according to a fact sheet posted on the USDA website. The first listed violation occurred Feb. 20, 2011, when during a procedure on a primate, the anesthetist increased the dose of anesthesia, which caused renal failure and resulted in the euthanizing of the nonhuman primate, the USDA document stated. Another violation, from Oct. 7, 2011, reported poor handling of a primate. After the primate had escaped enclosure, it was “recovered using a hand-held net.” Other reported violations involvedprimates that became dehydrated after treatment. In one occurrence, an employee failed to provide a water bottle” to the primate, which triggered the dehydration. Harvard Medical School told the Los Angeles Times in a statement that the “USDA has resolved its review with an agreement that we feel was appropriate.” “The leadership of the school cares deeply about upholding exemplary standards of care and attributes these outcomes to the excellent work of those members of our community who took aggressive action to institute rigorous quality improvements that benefit animal safety and welfare ,” the university said in its statement.

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Kidnappers Kill Doctor After Getting Ransom

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special: Extended trailer for ‘The Time of the Doctor’

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special poster

Dr Sabir Begs body stuffed in a gunny bag was found near the power house in New Karachi late Wednesday night, according to Bilal Colony SHO Sajid Javed. He said the doctor, said to be in his late 50s, was strangled to death. The body was handed over to relatives after an autopsy at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. He was kidnapped on Tuesday and his motorcycle was found near Sakhi Hasan within the jurisdiction of the Taimuria police who also registered the case. According to Taimuria SHO Ejaz Lodhi, the victim, resident of Samanabad, was a running private clinic in Bilal Colony, New Karachi. It may not be a purely kidnapping for ransom case, said Citizens-Police Liaison Committee chief Ahmed Chinoy. He said the kidnappers were paid a ransom of Rs300,000 on Wednesday night. About an hour after the payment was made the body was found, he added. This means the kidnappers had already killed the doctor when they received the ransom, he argued. CPLC deputy chief Najeeb Danewala said that the victim, an MBBS doctor, had married a homeopathic doctor, Ms Nazia. According to Mr Danewala, initially the kidnappers had demanded Rs5 million ransom but kept negotiating with his family members until they finally agreed on Rs300,000. He said a CPLC-police team secretly escorted the person who was sent to the kidnappers four times to hand over the money but they (kidnappers) never exposed themselves warning the man that police were accompanying him. This makes it clear that some insider was among the kidnappers, he said.

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Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. The trailer for the television special is filled with villains and danger as the Doctor (Matt Smith) tries to have a fun day celebrating with Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and her family on Christmas. The Doctor is shown traveling around in the TARDIS, pushing buttons and answering phone calls. He later picks up Clara for another adventure and jumps off for snowy planets and old friends. There are several shots of classic “Doctor Who” villains like the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Silence and the Weeping Angels. They all seem to be working together to set a trap for the Doctor and stop him once and for all. Clara’s voice is heard and she remembers that she keeps forgetting people and things because she is the impossible girl. The Silence is mentioned as being the end for the Doctor, which is interesting because the Silence was mentioned in “The Eleventh Hour,” the first episode in which Smith portrayed the Doctor back in season five. A new time war begins and the first battle takes place at Trenzalore, the final resting place of the Doctor. “The Time of the Doctor” will air on the BBC and BBC America on Wednesday, December 25. The Eleventh Doctor will regenerate into the Twelfth Doctor played by actor Peter Capaldi at the end of the television special. Production on the eighth season of the series will take place early in 2014. Coleman will also return as the companion to the Doctor for the next series. For more spoilers and updates on television shows and movies, click the subscribe button. Check out my Facebook page at It’s Called the Entertainment Business for more entertainment news and movie trailers. CourtneyJones 2013, All rights reserved.

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1 In 6 New Medical Specialists Say They Can’t Find Work

Surgical team in operating room

For Thursday’s report from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, titledToo Many, Too Few Doctors? Whats Really Behind Canadas Unemployed Specialists?researchers interviewed more than 40 people with in-depth knowledge, such as deans of medical schools and hospital CEOs, and conducted an online survey of 4,000 newly graduated doctors. Among respondents, 208 or 16 per cent reported being unable to secure employment, compared with 7.1 per cent of all Canadians as of August. Urologists, critical care specialists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons and general surgeons, and doctors from other sub-specialties were among those who said they were unemployed. The report’s authors said there were three main drivers: More physicians competing for fewer resources such as operating rooms and hospital beds at the same time that relatively weak stock market performance meant many specialists were delaying their retirement. Slower job growth for specialists as the health-care system in some cases substitutes other health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants for physicians. Established specialists may also be reluctant to share resources such as operating room time. Lack of adequate career counselling and personal choices about type and location of practice when new graduates have family responsibilities (spousal employment, caring for children or elderly parents) that make it harder to move to job opportunities. Half of respondents in 2012 said they hadn’t received any careercounselling. Dr. Christine Herman is a recently trained cardiac surgeon. She is like about 31 per cent of new specialists who said they chose not to enter the job market but instead pursued more training, which they hoped would make them more employable. Herman said medical schools and the provinces and territories need to do a better job of workforce planning.

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B.C. medical specialists struggle to find work

Sixteen per cent of newly trained specialists said they couldnat find work when surveyed over a two-year period by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This number was compared to a national unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent when the report was being prepared in late summer. In B.C., the number of unemployed specialists was slightly higher than the national average at 16.5 per cent. The findings are counter-intuitive, given patient complaints about accessing timely care and surgery. aNever in my medical career have I even heard of unemployed doctors, until now, so this comes as a real surprise,a said Dr. William Cunningham, president of the B.C. Medical Association. Cunningham has been practising medicine since 1986 and works in a hospital emergency department on Vancouver Island. The report doesnat address the issue of whether there are too many specialists for the Canadian health care system, in which operating room time and budgets are fixed. But it makes it clear that doctors are competing for resources, including operating rooms, hospital beds and money to pay their fees. The report also pinpoints reasons why newly certified specialists are having trouble finding work: older doctors are delaying retirement; established surgeons are protecting their precious (often only one day a week) operating room time so young doctors arenat getting the hospital/surgical positions they covet; and a lack of cohesion in medical resource planning and coordination between medical schools, governments and hospital or health care authorities. As well, there are relatively new categories of health professionals encroaching on doctorsa territory, such as advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Respondents to the survey were graduates of Canadaas 17 medical schools and/or Canadian residency training programs in fields such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, urology, critical care, gastroenterology, general surgery, hematology and medical microbiology. The report does not include data on family doctors. While about one in five specialists or subspecialists said they are having challenges finding jobs, another 22 per cent of newly certified specialists said they are taking locum positions or other various part-time positions. Locums assume another doctoras duties during holidays or extended absences.

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Australian Medical Specialists To Visit Solomons

The visit is funded by AusAID and arranged by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The team of Dr Brian Costello (surgeon), Dr Anthony White (anaesthetist), Mr Simon Davies (audiologist) and Denise Whelan (nurse) will provide free consultations and treatment for Solomon Islanders between 4 14 February 2013. Patients with ear and hearing problems, tonsil, throat and neck conditions, as well as nasal and sinus problems may be treated by the medical team. Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Matt Anderson said the annual ENT visit gives Solomon Islanders the chance for specialist consultations and treatment not available in country. They provide specialist advice and treatment not generally available in Honiara as well as provide local staff with a great training opportunity, Mr Anderson said. They make a difference to the people they treat and operate on and they also boost the skills of the local surgeons, doctors and nurses at the hospital, Mr Anderson said. The ENT visit is one of several specialist medical visits made every year to Solomon Islands and is an important part of the Australian aid program to Solomon Islands. The Australian Government currently funds around 50 surgical team visits to Pacific Island countries every year to fill gaps in local medical services and provides on-the-job training to local medical staff. For more information about the visit and screening to see the medical team, contact the surgical department at the National Referral Hospital.

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E-health: McKinsey asks what’s up doc?

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 + Open the Internet Browser Click Tools (or “gear” icon at top right hand corner) > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced Check Override automatic cookie handling For First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies click Accept Click OK and OK Click Tools > Options > Privacy Select Privacy > Content settings Check ‘Allow local data to be set (recommended)’ Click ‘Done’ Under ‘History’ select Firefox will: ‘Use custom settings for history’ Check ‘Accept cookies from sites’ and then check ‘Accept third-party cookies’ Click OK Enabling Cookies in Google Chrome Open the Google Chrome browser Chrome > Preferences Click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom. Under Privacy select ‘Content settings’ Under ‘Cookies’ select ‘Allow local data to be set (recommended)’ Click ‘OK’ Under ‘Block cookies’ check ‘Never’ Enabling Cookies in Mobile Safari (iPhone, iPad) Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone/iPad Select the Settings icon. Select Safari from the settings menu. Select ‘accept cookies’ from the safari menu. Select ‘from visited’ from the accept cookies menu. Press the home button to return the the iPhone home screen. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari. Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari.

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Nib Health Fund To Offer Medical Tourism

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 + Open the Internet Browser Click Tools (or “gear” icon at top right hand corner) > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced Check Override automatic cookie handling For First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies click Accept Click OK and OK Click Tools > Options > Privacy Select Privacy > Content settings Check ‘Allow local data to be set (recommended)’ Click ‘Done’ Under ‘History’ select Firefox will: ‘Use custom settings for history’ Check ‘Accept cookies from sites’ and then check ‘Accept third-party cookies’ Click OK Enabling Cookies in Google Chrome Open the Google Chrome browser Chrome > Preferences Click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom. Under Privacy select ‘Content settings’ Under ‘Cookies’ select ‘Allow local data to be set (recommended)’ Click ‘OK’ Under ‘Block cookies’ check ‘Never’ Enabling Cookies in Mobile Safari (iPhone, iPad) Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone/iPad Select the Settings icon. Select Safari from the settings menu. Select ‘accept cookies’ from the safari menu. Select ‘from visited’ from the accept cookies menu. Press the home button to return the the iPhone home screen. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari. Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari.

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Broadband brings medical specialists to Australian bush

Photos NEWS Communications Minister Stephen Conroy unveiled the year-long trial on Monday night (23 March). The trial began last December and will allow Melbourne medical specialists to use videoconferencing systems to assess patients in regional trauma and critical care units up to 600 kilometresaway. This trial builds on work known as the ViTCCU (Virtual Trauma Critical Care Units) initiative done by the CSIRO, Telstra and NSW Health. It is being conducted across a group of eight Loddon Mallee Health Alliance facilities in southern Victoria and is running at a cost of US$7.74 million, of which $53.8 million has been sourced from the federal governments Clever Networksfund. The government hopes that this trial will prove that Victoria can save millions of dollars without the need to move patients to specialist doctors using costly ground and air ambulanceservices. The trial will use mobile carts equipped with high-definition teleconferencing equipment patient data sharing systems to link with conferencing rooms established in metropolitanhospitals. The alliances Chief Information Officer, Bruce Winzar, said the system could make up for shortages of expert medical staff in the bush and lead to the creation of new protocols for using e-health in trauma and critical care inVictoria. Sol Zalstein, Emergency Director at Bendigo Health, thinks the system provides a quantum leap in remote diagnosis of critically illpatients. Having now had the opportunity to use this new equipment, I can tell you the difference between having a phone call with a doctor in a regional hospital and trying to get an understanding of exactly whats going on with their patient. It (videoconferencing) certainly provides the doctor in the region with much better advice than would otherwise be provided, Zalsteinsaid. Rate this article

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For ‘Yolanda’ victims: Australia increases aid to P1.2B; Israel sends mobile medical facility

Both arrived in the Philippines overnight, transporting Australian doctors, nurses, paramedics, other medical specialists, and ADF logistic support staff, the Australian embassy said. The C-130J will transfer the medical personnel and equipment from Cebu to Tacloban. The AusMAT arrived on an ADF C17 flight from Darwin, Australia on Wednesday and will begin work in the coming days. It includes 12 doctors, 14 nurses, three paramedics, a radiographer, a pharmacist and six logisticians. ADF has also assigned an additional RAAF C-130J Hercules and stands ready to deploy a second C-17A Globemaster if required. The Royal Australian Navy ship, HMAS Tobruk, has also been made available to support the relief and recovery effort if required. HMAS Tobruk has heavy lift capability, on board accommodation and ability to support helicopter and landing craft operations. Australias Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell said that nothing could replace the lives of people who were lost, but it was hoped that Australias contribution would go some way to helping people rebuild their lives. As the scale of devastation becomes more evident, Australias further contribution will help people start the process of recovery as quickly as possible. The Australian Government stands ready to provide further assistance if and when required, Tweddell said. Israel, meanwhile, sent on Thursday an advanced multi-level medical facility, equipped with tons of humanitarian and medical supplies, to Tacloban, Leyte, the area hardest hit by “Yolanda.” The US$ 4-million mobile facility will be constructed with a childrens department, and a general ward, operated by Israeli doctors, nurses and health workers.

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Klaus Schiller: Pioneering Physician And Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology experts call for 24-hour service in all UK hospitals

He was appointed to two house officer posts at the London, and served two years national service, mostly as a medical specialist. After a clutch of junior positions elsewhere, he returned to the London as a registrar. He was appointed senior registrar at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1962 and in 1966 received his doctorate. Eager to become a consultant, he spent a happy year at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Returning to Oxford, Dr Schiller worked with his mentor and lifelong friend Dr Sidney Truelove. They undertook an in-depth survey of haematemesis and melaena, and the risky abdominal surgical interventions that were undertaken as a result. Truelove had acquired the first flexible fibre-optic gastroscope capable of taking biopsies under direct vision, and together they pioneered its early use. Some conservatives opposed them, but they soon demonstrated that it allowed for safe and non-invasive investigations that frequently obviated the need for surgery. In 1967, Schiller was appointed consultant physician to St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, where he developed a thriving endoscopy unit. His interest led him to make contact with other aspiring endoscopists and the formation of the British Society for Digestive Endoscopy (BSDE), an influential organisation that campaigned successfully for NHS support. With Truelove as president and Schiller as honorary secretary, training courses flourished and regular national and international conferences ensued. While at St Peter’s, Schiller found himself increasingly at odds with what he regarded as political and managerial interference.

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Gastro nurse specialists ‘vital’ to hospitals

The call comes after a UK-wide audit from the society revealed that nearly half of UK hospitals do not provide an out-of-hours endoscopy service, despite 60% of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding episodes occurring out of normal working hours. According to the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), more than 700 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals offered a 24-hour service. Addressing a meeting at Number 11, Downing Street yesterday to raise awareness of gastroenterological conditions, BSG president, professor Chris Hawkey, said: Our audit has shown that about 80,000 patients a year are admitted with gastrointestinal bleeding, which has an 8% mortality rate. Yet only 55% of trusts at the moment provide a comprehensive out-of-hours GI bleeding service we need to get this to 100%, he added. The BSG is also calling for six new standards of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease to be implemented by all UK commissioners by October 2010. Readers’ comments (1) Anonymous | 26-Jun-2009 8:24 pm The B.S.G. is correct in calling for a 24/7 service. In my experience, during almost 20 years of endoscopy nursing, most bleeds and other emergencies occurred outside of the normal working day. The equipment is available and I believe that the service should be funded. Patients deserve prompt effective diagnosis and treatment.

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High-quality care is built around multidisciplinary teams, and specialist nurses are a really key component of these teams, professor Hawkey told a meeting to raise awareness of gastroenterological conditions at 11 Downing Street. Specialist nurses are the interface that patients most value, and they play a predominant role in patient care. Although many hospitals do have them, we want every hospital in the UK to have a nurse specialist, he said. The specialists will be needed to play a key role in delivering six new minimum standards of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The standards have been developed by seven stakeholder organisations including the BSG and the RCN s Crohns and Colitis special interest group. The stakeholder group wants all UK commissioners to implement the standards by October 2010. They include maintaining a patient-centred service, providing patient education and support, and delivering high-quality care to all UK patients with IBD. We want every strategic health authority to be aware of these standards, and all 161 commissioning bodies to adopt these standards of care as the norm for their local community, said professor Hawkey. The call for more specialist nurses was also backed by the National Association for Colitis and Crohns disease , which launched a campaign in 2005 to increase the number of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurse specialists. The campaign was started after a NACC survey revealed that just 26% of UK colitis and Crohns patients had the support of an IBD nurse specialist. According to data from the UK IBD national audits, this figure increased quite dramatically to 56% in 2006, and to 62% by 2008.

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