Not fair to have result like this Morgan on WC final

first_imgLondon: A week after England’s maiden World Cup victory, captain Eoin Morgan is still struggling to make sense of the end, questioning if his side really deserved the title when there was so little separating the two finalists.Hosts England lifted their maiden World Cup owing to a superior boundary count to New Zealand after both the regulation match and a rare Super Over finished tied at Lord’s.”I’m not sure winning it makes it any easier. I don’t think it’s fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the Times. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”I don’t think there was one moment that you could say: ‘That actually cost the game there.’ It was quite balanced,” he added.It would seem just finishing on the winning side of the result would suffice but Morgan feels troubled by the manner of the win but concedes it would have been worse if he was on the losing side.”A little bit (troubled), because there’s no defining moment that you’d say: ‘Yes, we thoroughly deserved it.’ It’s just been crazy. It would be more difficult to lose, of course.” Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”I’m black and white. I’m normally going: ‘I know. I was there, that happened. But I can’t stick my finger on where the game was won and lost.” However, there was one turning point in the game during the last over of the English innings, when a throw by Martin Guptill deflected from Ben Stokes’ bat and crossed the boundary rope and the hosts were awarded six runs. A later examination of the rules suggests England should have received five runs.”I actually feel more comfortable about it having watched all of the game now,” Morgan said. The England skipper has also been in touch with his New Zealand counterpart, Kane Williamson, with the duo trying to make sense of the drama that transpired at Lord’s on July 14.”Dealing with the aftermath has been quite mixed really. I spoke to Kane over the last couple of days on numerous occasions and none of us has come up with a rational explanation as to the various times we gave them the game and they gave it back to us. Like me, he can’t get his head around everything.”last_img read more

Seeing the same family doctor cuts the risk of being rushed to

first_imgThe new investigation by the Health Foundation found that patients who have a high continuity of GP care are 12 per cent less likely to be avoidably rushed to hospital than those passed around to various doctors.Despite the potential savings to acute providers, who overspent by at least £2.45 billion last year, continuity of GP care is currently getting worse in England.Rapidly growing GP patient lists due to an ageing population is making it increasingly unlikely a person can rely on seeing the same doctor on multiple visits.The problem is being compounded by the rise of amalgamated “super surgeries”, which are being relied on by tens of thousands of patients.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “The relationship that GPs have with their patients is unique, and in many cases built over time. Delivering continuity of care is becoming increasingly difficult as GPs and our teams struggle to deal with increased patient demand, with fewer resourcesProfessor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Allowing patients to continuously see the same GP would slash the number of unnecessary visits to hospital and save the NHS billions, according to a new study.Research published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that a trusting relationship with a designated family doctor prompts better clinical decisions because patients are more open about their problems.Previous research has shown that emergency hospital admissions for conditions which are manageable in a local surgery cost the NHS at least £1.42 billion a year. Sign to A&E Efforts to tackle unnecessary hospital admissions have focused principally on improving access to GPs surgeries in general, such as by extending opening hours or introducing home calls.This, however, could be having the unintended consequence of multiplying the number of family doctors any one patient is likely to meet, found the BMJ study.The new research analysed the medical records of 230,000 patients aged between 62 and 82-years-old between April 2011 and March 2013.The researchers focused on older patients because they account for a high proportion of both GP consultations and potentially avoidable hospital admissions.The findings reported in the BMJ are supported by an intervention by University of Bristol Scientists which states that a primary care system that is increasingly fragmented “provides the setting for patients to choose to attend an emergency department instead”.Last month, at the height of the winter overcrowding in hospitals, former Conservative Health Secretary and NHS Confederation chair Stephen Dorrell said most people were heading to A&E because it was “the only place with the lights on”. Where they end up: weaknesses in primary care funnels patients to hospitalCredit:Andrew Matthews “Good continuity of care can be particularly beneficial to the growing number of patients who are living with multiple, long-term conditions.“But delivering continuity of care is becoming increasingly difficult as GPs and our teams struggle to deal with increased patient demand, with fewer resources, and not enough GPs or practice staff.” His comments followed reports that one fifth of GP surgeries were closed for at least one afternoon a week. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more