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On yesterday’s Today programme Dr Katie Sanderson, a front line worker in the NHS, stressed the need for candour on the part of the government, absolute candour being a crucial constituent of the doctor patient relationship. Interestingly, Nick Robinson later…

The coronavirus pandemic has brought great change across our society, including in health and social care services. There are of course terrible consequences – loss of life, illness and bereaved families, as well as the closing down of normal social…

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been playing a critical role in transforming virtually every industry since the turn of the Century. However, it is only more recently that it has started to become influential in healthcare.  However, just as organisations were…

The NHS and private sector need to work together, supported by the government, to offer the services that all patients need Death rates of cancer patients and those with other conditions could increase if restrictions on hospital capacity are not…

Ventilator shortage

Responding to today’s Downing Street press briefing about care capacity and ventilator availability, Dr Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The early signs continue to be positive that the social distancing measures are…

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Doctorlink, the leading symptom assessment platform, is already available to 11 million NHS patients across the UK – and will be extended to millions more under the scheme Doctorlink has been selected to provide NHS video consultations and online triage…

Below are two appreciations of the late Julian Tudor Hart by the two editors of Healthmatters who knew him well. Readers are invited to add to these by sending their contributions to Paul Walker at paulcrawfordwalker@googlemail.com   1.   As a…

Veganism Impact Report divulges the huge impact on the UK’s health, economy and emissions if the current meat-eating population went vegan If we all went vegan, there would be 8,800 fewer cancer cases in the UK each year 29,445 fewer…

Being a doctor is not only one of the most sought-after professions in the United Kingdom, but also one of the costliest. While a lot of people see the good pay and working hours as huge benefits to being a…

The London assembly have launched an enquiry into the so called toxic trio i.e. parental mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. The UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health are preparing a response.  If you have any evidence on the…

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