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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Don Berwick, a North American fan of the NHS and critic of the wasteful US healthcare system, urges us to create ‘ Era 3 ’ of modern medicinei. His arguments have not only appeared in a US academic publication, the…

Rotten fruit, food hygiene

When we think about food poisoning, we normally think about it happening to us when we eat out, but according to statistics released by the British Food Standards Agency, a large proportion of food poisoning incidents that occur in the…

Dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person, new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed. A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough…

Wellness relationship to illness

Just 150 minutes of exercise a week, that’s just over 21 minutes a day, boosts life expectancy by over 3 years A Survey run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND of 6,600 people over 12 months found that…

WideCells Group, a company in the stem cell industry, has raised £2m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The funds will enable the Company to develop its own stem cell storage facilities and roll out its unique stem…

Image of complex medical systems

The Picker Institute has today published a new report; “The state of Maternity Services in England” which focuses on the meaning of maternity care and evaluates the main characteristics of maternity services in England. In addition, the report, written by Giuseppe…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

A cross party group of MPs has published a report setting out a new vision for the future of Children’s Centres. Published ahead of an expected Government Life Chances strategy, ‘Family Hubs: The Future of Children’s Centres’ argues that Children’s…

On the 14th July David Behan, the chair of the Care Quality Commission, wrote in the Guardian: “Everybody in this country deserves good care, no matter who they are, where they are treated or how complex their case. And as…

Beach in a heatwave

Hot weather in the UK matters; in the ten-day August 2003 heatwave, it is estimated that there were 2,000 deaths caused by the hot weather in the UK, and an estimated 70,000 across Europe. Due to climate change, UK heatwaves…

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The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS…