BMA calls for UK Governments to prioritise end-of-life care, as new research finds the current provision does not consistently match either the public or doctor’s expectations

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The BMA is calling on all UK Governments to prioritise the improvement of end-of-life care and ensure a high-level of care is available across the country, as new research finds that the current provision does not consistently match either the public or doctor’s expectations. How the health service cares for people at the end of their lives has come under popular scrutiny in recent years through public and political debates around issues...

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Is the junior doctors’ strike on again? One thing happened and another didn’t

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 7 comments

The thing that happened The 48 hour walk out of junior doctors on March 9th and 10th 2016 did not gain as much mainstream media coverage as the previous one day stoppages. Nor did it trigger government concessions on the new junior doctor contract. So on March 18th the British Medical Association (BMA) announced plans for an “escalation” of strike action over the Government’s decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors.  The chairman of...

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Winter is coming…

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Each year, as the nights draw in and the weather worsens, increased pressures on the country’s health service push it almost to breaking point. A combination of staffing challenges, demand and capacity imbalances, poor patient flow and other local factors impact the NHS’ ability to deliver. Never was this more evident than last year, when the health service experienced a winter crisis that prompted the Government to allocate a record £700m to...

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The Spending Review: what does it mean for health and social care?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

This briefing produced by The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation, provides an independent assessment of where the Spending Review leaves the NHS and social care. Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s announcements, our three organisations have come together to help ensure the debate is informed by a clear and objective analysis of the funding position and its implications for health and social care...

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INNOVATION ‘SPACE RACE’ NEEDED TO PREVENT AGEING POPULATION TIMEBOMB

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Key business challenge for 2016: The financial and emotional cost of the ageing population is one of the key issues facing society – considered by some to be a ‘time bomb’ that will take economies to a new crisis point The number of people aged 85 or over will reach 3.5 million by 2034 and account for five per cent of the total population, according to the Office for National Statistics Technology could have the answer – but only if...

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