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Author Archives: Aneez Esmail
This is an interesting discussion on privatised medicine – something that many commentators are writing about. There is no doubt that the recent NHS reforms has opened the door to private companies in a way that is unprecedented. Under the … Continue reading
Those of you who want to be enticed into reading Richard Bentall’s book should listen to this short podcast produced by the BBC. I came across it by chance but it is story that is also described by Bentall. It … Continue reading
It will not have escaped your attention that the NHS is undergoing significant reforms. You may think that what is happening is irrelevant, but it is going to impact on the type of health service you will be working in. … Continue reading
The incident that I will reflect on involved a prescribing error in a 20 year old male psychiatric in- patient. He was being treated for a respiratory tract infection by me at a mental health hospital general clinic. The patient … Continue reading
One of my research interests is patient safety in primary care. Patient safety incidents are an important and widespread problem in primary care. If we use a common definition of a patient safety incident (any unintended or unexpected incident which … Continue reading