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cancer research uk

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…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

The Great British Sunday roast could become a thing of the past as new research reveals Brits are ditching the family favorite in favor of quicker and healthier alternatives. A survey by 1,034 UK adults by appliances etailer, AppliancesDirect, found…

Elderly care - life expectancy

New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that the number of dementia researchers working on the condition has almost doubled over six years. The charity’s report, published today (14 March) at their annual research conference in Aberdeen, highlights major…

Dr Linda Patterson OBE FRCP I’m Linda Patterson and I write about current issues in healthcare. To find out more of my background click here. I want to give a realistic commentary, based on my experience as a physician and…

Midwifery

Children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives is disappointed at the lack of support in the Spring Budget for the UK’s 49,000 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We believe that the Chancellor had a golden opportunity to transform…

Disclosure and Barring Service

Applying for that fulfilling job as a midwife or teacher? Then be warned, you could potentially lose out on your dream role especially if you live in London, according to uCheck, who carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The infographic by uCheck shown…

Junior Doctors

A survey of more than 423,000 NHS staff has shown their workplace is improving, despite the huge financial pressures and public demand on healthcare. Responding anonymously to the annual NHS Staff Survey, staff reported small but measurable improvements in 26…

Workers demonstrating

Arise ye workers! The slogan on the banner of the Royal Group of Docks Shop Stewards committee carried on the March 4th demonstration for the NHS. Within minutes of last Saturday’s demonstration moving off from its assembly point, Telegraph columnist Asa Bennett…

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Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding.…