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citizenAID was distressed to see the events in London unfolding yesterday and its sympathies go out to all those involved in the attack. citizenAID would also like to take this opportunity to praise the emergency services for their response to…

Orbital Media, digital and social specialists, and the University of Essex have today announced they are joining forces to use artificial intelligence to save the NHS millions of pounds per year by creating automated online GPs to revolutionise the way…

wellbeing

UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, but produce 30% less per hour than workers in France, Germany and the US (according to the London School of Economics). Low productivity has been a thorn in the side…

whistle-blower, whistleblowing

Paula Kathrens, an employment specialist at law firm Blake Morgan, said: “Today’s consultation is good news for NHS staff and ultimately good news for the NHS and the public it serves. The health sector has one of the highest instances…

cancer research uk

Cancer Research UK is urging NICE to reconsider proposals to introduce a £20 million impact test on new drugs which include vital end-of-life medication. Presently the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decides which medicines are good value…

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

The Great British Sunday roast could become a thing of the past as new research reveals Brits are ditching the family favorite in favor of quicker and healthier alternatives. A survey by 1,034 UK adults by appliances etailer, AppliancesDirect, found…

Elderly care - life expectancy

New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that the number of dementia researchers working on the condition has almost doubled over six years. The charity’s report, published today (14 March) at their annual research conference in Aberdeen, highlights major…

Dr Linda Patterson OBE FRCP I’m Linda Patterson and I write about current issues in healthcare. To find out more of my background click here. I want to give a realistic commentary, based on my experience as a physician and…

Midwifery

Children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives is disappointed at the lack of support in the Spring Budget for the UK’s 49,000 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We believe that the Chancellor had a golden opportunity to transform…

Disclosure and Barring Service

Applying for that fulfilling job as a midwife or teacher? Then be warned, you could potentially lose out on your dream role especially if you live in London, according to uCheck, who carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The infographic by uCheck shown…