Healthcare Reform

The Six Signs Of Sepsis - The Silent killer

Emma Hammett | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hammett

Sepsis, accounts for 44,000 deaths in the UK every year. It is so critical that patients with sepsis receive immediate treatment that the NHS have set targets to be able to recognise and treat Sepsis within one hour. Sadly, many NHS Trusts are failing to meet these targets and it is this delay in response which can be held accountable, in part, for the shocking fatality rates.

Mind The Gap: How Descartes' Philosophy Is Hurting Healthcare

Laura Elliott | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Laura Elliott

It's fair to say that most of us don't consider René Descartes to play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Yes, he gave us 'I think therefore ...

Could NHS Sustainability Plans Help Voters Influence The NHS's Future?

Karin Smyth | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Karin Smyth

Labour should welcome the way place-based planning can draw people together to find solutions, as a potential means to resolve some of problems caused by the Health and Social Care Act.

The 100,000 Genomes Project and Rare Disease Day

Richard Scott | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Scott

No-one has ever attempted whole genome sequencing on this scale before. Much of our work until now has been in establishing the tools and infrastructure we need to deliver results to 100s of participants a week.

Use Planning Powers to Help Deliver 500 New GPs for Londoners

Steve O'Connell | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

It is my belief that by leveraging the maximum funding for GP services, we can build a better future for London and its residents. We cannot have new homes and then neglect the social amenities that underpin new communities. To make London a decent place to live and work, we must adopt an holistic approach.

Legal Fees and Cancer Drugs: The Cost to the NHS Is the Same

Adam Staten | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Adam Staten

Last year the NHS spent £1.1 billion to settle legal claims and this is expected to rise to £1.4 billion this year. The majority of this money does not go to the injured parties. To put this expenditure into context, the NHS spends approximately £1.3 billion annually on cancer drugs.

Ten Years of Change, And Still We're Failing Sepsis Sufferers

Dr Ron Daniels | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
Dr Ron Daniels

Public awareness is still far too low, but the symptoms - which include diarrhoea, muscle pain, mottled or discoloured skin, itching, difficulty passing urine, chills and shivering, fever, and fast breathing - can be spotted by friends and family, or even the patient themselves. Until we all start to suspect sepsis, and say sepsis, the outlook won't get better.

Better Access to GPs Doesn't Need to Mean Longer Opening Hours

Andrew Graley | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh has said that Britain's citizens were being failed by current ways of working, but I don't think that has to mean extending opening hours. It's about access, not time, and access can be digital in many cases.

Prayer, Healing and 'Miracles' - Relic of the Past or Medicine of the Future?

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The vast majority of people seem comfortable with the idea that 'there is more to life than meets the eye' and are convinced this 'something more' is spiritual - even if there's a broad array of views as to what that means.

Austerity Will Not Get Us to the Future We Deserve, but Creative Entrepreneurial Expression Will

Alan Moore | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Moore

It has become clear that austerity alone cannot create a roadmap for a better future, in which we need organisations that can perform at a higher level for much lower input costs whether they are in the commercial or non-commercial sector.

Silent Killer Vs Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Laween Atroshi | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK
Laween Atroshi

Apart from struggling for political independence, the Kurds are now steadily stabilising in the Kurdistan Region under the leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Health Care Reform in Three Words?

Tony Lobl | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Health care reform - just three simple words.

Are you Satisfied With The NHS? (POLL)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen dramatically, according to a report. Satisfaction with the way the NHS runs fell from 70% in 2010 to 58...

Health Reform: Time Is of the Essence

Peter Kellner | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The politics of health reform are becoming ever more tangled. And the more tangled they become, the worse it will be for the Government. Last week I argued that, if David Cameron genuinely believes that the Health and Social Care Bill really will drive standards up and costs down, he should ignore the doubters and keep going. However, fresh YouGov research underlines the risks that he is running.

The Madness of King Cameron

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

While I'm no expert in psychological behaviour, I'm left wondering just which one of these Cameron and Lansley are suffering from. Ever since announcing the healthcare reform bill some months ago it has been opposed by over 250,000 medical health professionals, nearly every opposition party, every official medical association, the general public and even, this past week, members of the Conservative Party who would usually jump at such proposals.