June 27, 2014 3:45 PM He drove a widow 260 miles to see a football match... and gives terminally ill patients his mobile number: Why 'one in a million' GP who works 100 hours a week at 67 is Daily Mail's top NHS hero
He's the remarkable GP who works 100 hours a week despite being past retirement age and is described as ‘one in a million’ by his patients. As well as providing medical care, Dr John Cormack has even gone to the lengths of springing a patient from hospital so he did not miss his 50th wedding anniversary party – wheeling him in to the theme from The Great 21
May 30, 2014 11:53 AM Bowel cancer patients considered to be 'second-class tumour citizens'
Another report demonstrates that less than 50 percent of suspected bowel cancer patients were given examined inside the two-week time allotment set by the Government. In Tairawhiti just 15 percent of patients were examined on time, in Waikato 36 percent, Nelson/Marlborough 31 percent, Auckland 44 percent, Capital and Coast 47 percent and Canterbury at 62 percent 16
May 30, 2014 5:05 AM Bowel cancer patients treated as 'second-class tumour citizens'
Published: 5:01PM Friday May 30, 2014 Source: ONE News A new report shows less than half of suspected bowel cancer patients were seen within the two-week timeframe set by the Government. Figures released to ONE News show all the district health boards failed to meet the target. Health reporter Lorelei Mason says figures gained under the Official Information 18
May 29, 2014 8:31 AM Wiltshire CCG warns of £60m overspend in seven years' time
Health bosses in Wiltshire have warned of a £60m budget overspend by 2021 unless local NHS services change. Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) oversees primary care, such as GP surgeries, minor injury units and community services in the county. Its chair, Dr Stephen Rowlands, said: "If we carry on doing what we're doing and have no increase 13
April 25, 2014 5:43 AM Murder victim who died after tapas bar stab attack was relative of actor Ralph Fiennes and explorer Sir Ranulph
A wealthy entrepreneur and member of one of Britain’s best known families was stabbed to death by a screaming attacker armed with a pair of scissors. James Fiennes – second cousin of Arctic explorer Sir Ranulph – was having a drink in an upmarket tapas restaurant when the man went ‘out of his mind’ and repeatedly plunged the blades into his body. As the assailant 69
April 22, 2014 8:01 AM Wiltshire's bluebells flowering much earlier than last year, says Woodland Trust (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
Archive - Friday, 18 April 2014 Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust said today. The charity said nearly 200 records of native bluebells had been submitted to the Nature's Calendar website, which asks the public to submit sightings of natural events which 56
March 20, 2014 3:09 AM Budget 'better for Wiltshire pubs, air ambulance, tourism, pensioners, savers and farmers' (From Wiltshire Times)
Wiltshire Send your news, pictures & videos Paul Sullivan, sales and marketing director of Devizes brewers Wadworth, said the decision to cut beer duty by Chancellor George Osborne is a lifeline for pubs. “We are delighted," he said. "Last year the Chancellor was vindicated in leaving duty and alcohol alone in his budget and the same is true for the beer duty cut. “This decision 34
January 28, 2014 2:42 PM Wiltshire Council boss rejects 22% rise
The leader of Wiltshire Council has decided not to accept a 22% rise in her allowances, it has been revealed. Two weeks ago Jane Scott defended the increase to £52,227 a year claiming it had been set at the "wrong" level when Wiltshire became a unitary authority. Government minister Eric Pickles had also advised her not to "take the money" which would 38