Staffing of health and social care must be Brexit priority, say 34 health and care organisations

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The Cavendish Coalition has responded to the triggering of Article 50 by calling on the Government to safeguard the UK’s ability to recruit and retain staff with the skills needed to deliver high quality health and social care to local communities. The coalition, a group of 34 social care and health organisations working to ensure the system is properly staffed after the UK leaves the EU, has set out what the Government needs to focus on during...

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NDA Group Releases Data Comparing FDA and EMA Ahead of Annual DIA EuroMeeting in Glasgow

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in NHS | 0 comments

Drop in US drug approvals but no similar trend is seen in EU Glasgow, United Kingdom (March 28, 2017) – NDA Group announced findings from their fourth annual comparison of drug approvals in Europe and the United States, ahead of this year’s DIA EuroMeeting in Glasgow. This year’s Status of New Drug Approvals report emphasises the need for a streamlined global development and commercialisation process across the world’s two biggest markets. The...

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citizenAID urges everyone to download its free app

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

citizenAID was distressed to see the events in London unfolding yesterday and its sympathies go out to all those involved in the attack. citizenAID would also like to take this opportunity to praise the emergency services for their response to the event and the sacrifices that they make each day to keep the public safe. citizenAID is an app and pocket guide that has been developed to advise members of the public on what they can do in the...

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Artificial intelligence to help create automated virtual GPs to advise patients online in ground-breaking university partnership

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Orbital Media, digital and social specialists, and the University of Essex have today announced they are joining forces to use artificial intelligence to save the NHS millions of pounds per year by creating automated online GPs to revolutionise the way patients are treated. In partnership with Innovate UK, the project will exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning technology to provide medically approved health advice to the...

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UK employees health and productivity

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, but produce 30% less per hour than workers in France, Germany and the US (according to the London School of Economics). Low productivity has been a thorn in the side of successive Governments and predictions for any future change are pessimistic. Whatever form Brexit takes, it will further expose the UK to global competition and stark comparisons in areas like productivity. Looking from a...

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Expert comment on protection for NHS whistleblowing

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in NHS | 0 comments

Paula Kathrens, an employment specialist at law firm Blake Morgan, said: “Today’s consultation is good news for NHS staff and ultimately good news for the NHS and the public it serves. The health sector has one of the highest instances of whistleblowing reporting and currently the law does not protect job applicants who have blown the whistle in a previous employment. This is one area where the UK whistleblowing legislation differs...

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Cancer Research UK responds to NICE proposal of £20M impact test

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Cancer Research UK is urging NICE to reconsider proposals to introduce a £20 million impact test on new drugs which include vital end-of-life medication. Presently the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decides which medicines are good value for money for NHS England. The new proposals are to have an extra affordability test which could mean that from next month NHS England will be able to delay drugs if the total cost to...

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