All articles by: Jill Palmer

Jill Palmer: Prescriptions

Published: December 7, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

When I started writing this column 12 years ago we had a Labour Government, Tony Blair was in power and the National Health Serice was struggling to ­survive under the …

Prescriptions

Published: November 5, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

It will surely come as no surprise to most people that doctors are disillusioned, disheartened and dejected. According to a report by the General Medical Council “the level of dissatisfaction …

Prescriptions

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

The NHS is struggling to reconcile burgeoning health demands with the need to limit spending. It does not have the money to fund care for all those who need it …

Prescriptions: Jill Palmer

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

Once again the NHS is said to be on the brink of a financial crisis. Once again we are told that our health service is “not sustainable” in its current …

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: July 25, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

Idoubt the NHS is high on the agenda in the current political turmoil of Brexit and a new Prime Minister. I doubt even more that a routine seven-day-a-week health service …

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: July 3, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

The NHS is on the edge of an unprecedented financial crisis as it struggles to meet the needs of the ever increasing ageing population. Latest figures show its budget deficit …

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: April 3, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

How did it ever come to this? Junior doctors going on all-out strike, the first time this has happened in the history of the National Health Service.

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: March 6, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

Family doctors are reaching breaking point as they struggle to cope with the growing demands of an ageing-­population, falling resources and ever increasing staff shortages.

Jill Palmer

Published: November 7, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Hunt has done damage beyond repair to the NHS

Jill Palmer

Published: October 11, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Heidi will harry Hunt over health and social care crisis

Jill Palmer

Published: September 12, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Unemerited elevation for Cameron crony Lansley

Jill Palmer

Published: July 25, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Bring back annual dental check-ups – it’s a sweet idea

Jill Palmer

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

I was naturally disturbed by the recent report that dentists are falsely offering National Heath Service care they cannot provide and pushing patients to pay for private treatment. An investigation …

Jill Palmer

Published: April 4, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Majority government is healthiest option for NHS

Jill Palmer

Published: March 8, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Political interference has botched NHS operation

Jill Palmer

Published: February 8, 2015
Written by Jill Palmer

Two sides to every story but take out the party politics