How to avoid simply yet more talk on tackling inequalities in the run-up to the general election

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The Young Foundation, led by CEO Baroness Glenys Thornton, is challenging the political parties and parliamentary candidates to ask themselves these key questions on inequalities when writing their manifestos. You can play your part and help us to challenge inequality by asking your constituency candidates the following questions. Join the conversation on Twitter and make sure what they tell you is #morethantalk 1) The Young Foundation believes...

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Politicians must not duck NHS crisis in upcoming general election, says doctors’ leader

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

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 Porter said: “Health is always one of the most important issues for the people of this country and with the NHS at breaking point, having been put through one of the worst winters on record, it must be a central issue in the upcoming...

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

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 as ‘Interserve’ – did not convince commissioners that its offer was economically viable. The tender process had started in 2013 but was paused in 2016 for review. A senior figure in one of the...

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UK patients most sceptical about healthcare via AI and robotics

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

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 German patients) say they are willing to engage with artificial intelligence/robotics for healthcare, in sharp contrast with other countries in the EMEA region, such as Nigeria where 94% of patients are willing. Even though UK...

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The Market works – or is it just unprofessional?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

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 not regularly employed but are contacted  with  “off payroll” , – have  to now pay the same tax and national insurance contributions as employed workers. this means there take home pay will drop -though most are still paid far...

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NHS SUSTAINABILITY UNDER THREAT – LORDS COMMITTEE

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

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 of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying they expected the NHS to deteriorate over the longer term. The Committee makes it clear that a...

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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 to gain skills and help create change in their communities. FORWARD’s Young People Speak Out (YPSO) programme provides skills, training and support for young people (16 -25) and works with them...

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