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Life sciences, the development of cutting-edge medical innovations in exciting areas like biotech and genomics, is one of the most successful sectors of the UK economy. The industry generates around £66 billion each year, is twice as productive as America’s…

People in the UK are underestimating the cost of elderly care by £7bn[i] every year, according to research from Scottish Widows’ independent think tank, the Centre for the Modern Family. On average, UK adults estimate that residential care would cost £549…

A Newcastle University study claims that rapidly rising numbers of older people with substantial care needs will create a requirement for 71,000 extra care home places by 2025. The research – Is late-life dependency increasing or not?- was published in…

cyber security, AI

It’s been a tough few weeks for the NHS, criticised over its legacy IT systems, alleged weakness to cyber-attacks and constantly under scrutiny for its spending and investment decisions. Yet, even with these high profile challenges in mind, no-one can…

Image of home care; care homes

Due to people beginning to live longer in Britain, their health needs become more specific, meaning they need a certain type of care that will guarantee they live the best life possible. What this means, is that care homes need…

Midwifery

For many midwives working on the front line, the latest figures revealing that maternity wards in England were forced to close 382 times in 2016 will come as no surprise. During the 33 years that I was a midwife, sadly,…

NHS logo

The state health service (NHS) in Britain has been a huge success fulfilling the vision of its founders; it has freed the poor from the fear of illness, provided assured careers for its staff, coped with demographic change, an information…

World health Organisation logo

Latest data analysis shows UK in bottom five for number of available hospital beds and nurses per 100,000 people – Japan and Germany have some of the best performing healthcare systems  Recent analysis by ACA of data held by the World Health…

henry_marsh_book

The first memoir by Henry Marsh , neurosurgeon, ( Do no Harm 2014) was received to high acclaim. His second book is a mixture of personal memoir, detailed description of the craft of neurosurgery with wider reflections on the practice…

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Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. In dementia research, the UK is currently leading the way with recent…