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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…

Science and art exhibition

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…

Burning cigarette

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…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

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…

Burning cigarette

Matt Crossman, engagement manager at Rathbone Greenbank Investments, comments: “Ethical investors have long avoided the tobacco sector because of its clear links to premature death and disease. Tobacco companies have consistently demonstrated poor levels of corporate responsibility, often undermining public…

Responding to a report published today by the Commonwealth Fund, which judged the NHS as the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of 11 countries analysed, BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said: “This report provides clear evidence that the…

Responding to the publication today of NHS Resolution’s Annual report and accounts 2016/17, which shows the cost of clinical negligence claims increasing by 14%, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales…

The total bill for agency staff within NHS trusts in England decreased by £700m in 2016/17 from £3.64bn to £2.86bn, representing a 20% reduction. Hourly pay rates across all grades of locum staff in the NHS fell during 2016/17, as…