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The state health service (NHS) in Britain has been a huge success fulfilling the vision of its founders; it has freed the poor from the fear of illness, provided assured careers for its staff, coped with demographic change, an information…

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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…

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The first memoir by Henry Marsh , neurosurgeon, ( Do no Harm 2014) was received to high acclaim. His second book is a mixture of personal memoir, detailed description of the craft of neurosurgery with wider reflections on the practice…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don’t, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University. The findings of the study, looking at the effect of CT screening on smokers at…

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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…

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has warmly welcomed the publication of a new report, ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’, launched today (19 July 2017) by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing…

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has expressed its disappointment and frustration that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has today (19 July 2017) announced its decision not to extend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations to all adolescent…