UK healthcare system falls short in comparison to other G20 countries

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Latest data analysis shows UK in bottom five for number of available hospital beds and nurses per 100,000 people – Japan and Germany have some of the best performing healthcare systems  Recent analysis by ACA of data held by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and the Commonwealth Fund about the healthcare systems of G20 members reveals which countries are driving healthcare...

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Leading dementia charity backs call to protect healthcare and research in Brexit talks

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. In dementia research, the UK is currently leading the way with recent statistics showing the country’s research productivity has almost doubled over six years, compared to much smaller increases in other countries. At the same time, the number of UK...

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News from Nowhere – public health commentary

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Bulk buying has a slow start A programme of rationalised procurement of commonplace products needed by the NHS is running behind schedule (Nick Carding HSJ 28 July 2017). The aim of the Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) programme is to reduce product and price variation by agreeing deals for a shopping list of products on behalf of all NHS Trusts with a minimal number of suppliers. Products for the NCP are identified by NHS Business Services...

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Science and art merge in new sight exhibition

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Dr Mariya Moosajee, Clinician-Scientist and Consultant Ophthalmologist, will lead visitors on a sensory exploration into the science of the eye in her new exhibition ‘Science of Sight’ at the Science Museum, London. A keen advocate that art can be for everyone, she will include tactile, scent and sound pieces from the BlindArt Collection at Moorfields Eye Hospital A new exhibition will be launched on 8th August 2017 at the Science Museum,...

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A new and improved recipe for nutrition research in the UK

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

Nutrition research in the UK needs an urgent boost if it is to provide real benefit to the UK and global populations. The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have responded to a wide-reaching review of nutrition research in the UK with new proposals aimed at revolutionising the field. The Review of Nutrition and Human Health Research, commissioned by the Office of Strategic Coordination for...

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