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ONE in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable[i], warns a new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opticians Specsavers.…

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Trials and tribulations on the left Health Service Journal columnist Andy Cowper says in his latest blog that Labour’s policy of saving the NHS from privatisation does not have much traction beyond the party’s political base. Can we be so…

New data has revealed that cases of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in children are on the rise across the UK, with cases in the West Midlands up by 58%. Campaign group Project SHOUT tracks the numbers of those attending…

Rural residents are more concerned about declining healthcare services than any other issue, according to the preliminary results of a wide-ranging survey. Health topped the list of the topics of most concern to rural residents – ahead of public transport,…

Life sciences, the development of cutting-edge medical innovations in exciting areas like biotech and genomics, is one of the most successful sectors of the UK economy. The industry generates around £66 billion each year, is twice as productive as America’s…

People in the UK are underestimating the cost of elderly care by £7bn[i] every year, according to research from Scottish Widows’ independent think tank, the Centre for the Modern Family. On average, UK adults estimate that residential care would cost £549…

A Newcastle University study claims that rapidly rising numbers of older people with substantial care needs will create a requirement for 71,000 extra care home places by 2025. The research – Is late-life dependency increasing or not?- was published in…

cyber security, AI

It’s been a tough few weeks for the NHS, criticised over its legacy IT systems, alleged weakness to cyber-attacks and constantly under scrutiny for its spending and investment decisions. Yet, even with these high profile challenges in mind, no-one can…

Image of home care; care homes

Due to people beginning to live longer in Britain, their health needs become more specific, meaning they need a certain type of care that will guarantee they live the best life possible. What this means, is that care homes need…

Midwifery

For many midwives working on the front line, the latest figures revealing that maternity wards in England were forced to close 382 times in 2016 will come as no surprise. During the 33 years that I was a midwife, sadly,…