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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Responding to the news that the prime minister has called a general election on 8 June, Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, has called on politicians of all parties not to duck the crisis in the NHS any longer. Dr…

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Too big to succeed? A bid worth £687m by a privately-led consortium to run cancer services for 10 years in Staffordshire has collapsed. The consortium – which included University Hospitals North Midlands Trust and The Royal Wolverhampton Trust as well…

UK patients are the most sceptical in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) when it comes to having robotics and AI involved in their healthcare. New research from PwC shows that just 39% of UK patients (and 41% of…

The NHS is involved in a standoff with many of its locum staff – doctors, nursing and non clinical staff such as IT contractors. There has been a change to tax rules,  -IR 35  -which means that staff who are…

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future…

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Female genital mutilation FORWARD is a leading African women-led not for profit organisation working on female genital mutilation, child marriage and other forms of violence against women and girls in the UK and Africa; It offers young people the chance…

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Gambling risks The Royal Society of Public Health has called for a reduction in the maximum bet that can be placed in one game on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. FOBTs have been described as the…

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Survey* of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years People who increased…

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…

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…