The great cyber attack

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

A massive cyber attack on the NHS began on Friday May 12th. The NHS has been warned about the hacking threat. In 2016, NHS Digital chair Kingsley Manning said cyberattacks were “a fundamental threat to the operations of hospitals” and chastised the health service for not taking digital security seriously enough. In recent years funding for IT services has been raided to fund other aspects of care. In January 2017 the Health Service...

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The crisis in social care

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Former government policy adviser, Adam Pike, has laid out his wish list for politicians in the run up to the General Election. Adam co-founded the revolutionary online home care business, SuperCarers, having experienced first-hand the pain caused by the failing social care system. Building on the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care in 2011 and the King’s Fund Barker Commission, Adam outlines his priorities below: 1....

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New report highlights severe lack of dermatology training and support within primary care, and reveals a third of psoriasis patients have given up on seeing their GP regularly

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

“It is a serious concern that there appears to be an ‘inverse training law’ in operation in dermatology, whereby in the area which is most routinely seen by GPs, the amount of training is the least.”  The British Association of Dermatologists Research shows nearly a quarter of the population have sought GP advice on skin matters in England and Wales,[1],[2] yet some doctors have received as little as five days of dermatological training[3] GPs...

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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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