As the NHS continues to face workforce challenges, the attention this week has focused on how the recruitment of people from outside of the UK might look after the UK’s departure from the European Union.
IT IS MAY 2003. A patient is admitted to an acute medical ward with a suspected ischaemic stroke. Ten days later he receives his first dose of aspirin - a week later than the recommended 48 hours of the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke. Despite a swallowing assessment advising thick oral fluids only, he is prescribed oral soluble aspirin. A month later he dies.
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