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Digital doctors On-line consultations in general practice take the pressure off practitioners and have changed general practice for the better. This is becoming conventional wisdom, but some evidence suggests otherwise. According to a modelling study from the University of Liverpool,…

Responding to NHS Providers’ Recovery Position report and the Royal College of Physicians’ survey revealing services will take over a year to return to full capacity, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare…

.We recently carried out an ambitious project together with the University of California, Berkeley, to develop and test an intervention to reduce burnout among 911 call handlers in nine US cities… … Our simple email intervention led to a 16% reduction in…

This project involves the compilation of a book comprising a collection of human experiences and stories related to the COVID – 19 pandemic from across the globe to be sold in order to raise money to support movements and front…

A comparison of frontline salaries reveals huge failures in NHS investment. This study ranks 36 countries in the OECD according to how much they pay their frontline healthcare workers, with Germany far outperforming the UK. Germany ranks fifth in the OECD for salaries paid to…

The end-to-end solution will enable screening in mass and on demand to support the re-opening of global economies. Group 42 (G42), a leading AI and Cloud Computing company based in the United Arab Emirates, and Oxford Nanopore Technologies, an advanced…

This is the bleak assessment of the UKs public health response to Covid 19 in the British Medical Journal 23 May 2020 (p269). The editorial documents a series of failures of decision making, on a background of the decimation of…

The new coronavirus that arrived in the UK in January 2020 has triggered changes in the NHS which will be difficult to reverse, at least in the short to medium term. Crises lead to change when three conditions are met:…

Thursday brought an end to ten weeks of applause for the front – line people in the NHS, which within a short time, also included workers across the board in other public services.  We recognised how much we depend on…

This week’s guest blog is from Ying Zhou, a Reader in the Human Resource Management at the University of SurreyDuring the pandemic, the importance of informal learning is likely to grow. Employer-funded training often declines during economic downturns due to the constraints of…

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