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The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future…

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Female genital mutilation FORWARD is a leading African women-led not for profit organisation working on female genital mutilation, child marriage and other forms of violence against women and girls in the UK and Africa; It offers young people the chance…

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Gambling risks The Royal Society of Public Health has called for a reduction in the maximum bet that can be placed in one game on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. FOBTs have been described as the…

fitness and activity

Survey* of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years People who increased…

The Cavendish Coalition has responded to the triggering of Article 50 by calling on the Government to safeguard the UK’s ability to recruit and retain staff with the skills needed to deliver high quality health and social care to local…

Drop in US drug approvals but no similar trend is seen in EU Glasgow, United Kingdom (March 28, 2017) – NDA Group announced findings from their fourth annual comparison of drug approvals in Europe and the United States, ahead of this…

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…