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Hip replacement operations highlight trend of NHS privatisation

A report published by the Royal Society of Medicine highlights that NHS-funded private sector hip operations are worsening health inequality in the UK and...

The NHS could save millions by targeting vitamin D deficiency

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales and save the NHS £65m...

Hawaii will be decriminalising cannabis possession from 2020

In 2020 Hawaii will be decriminalising cannabis possession for small amounts but citizens will still receive a fine. A legislature-passed bill will be decriminalising cannabis possession...
Digital fax: axing the fax machine, but not the fax

Digital fax: axing the fax machine, but not the fax

Digital fax providers, eFax, recognise the healthcare industry’s processes aren’t yet ready to totally abolish the fax – instead they suggest a better solution. Experts...
Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Ever wondered where your data goes once completing an ancestry test? Should genetic testing be regulated? Do you think countries should lift bans on...
Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an extra £1.8 bn (~€1.9bn) for NHS frontline services, but will improving patient care come with the cash injection? Johnson...
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prioritise upgrade of hospital services

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prioritise upgrade of hospital services

Johnson has made “hospital upgrades” a focus in his first speech as PM and “ensuring the money for the NHS really does get the...
New Index reveals world’s best healthcare systems

New Index reveals world’s best healthcare systems

ID Medical has created an index ranking OECD countries on metrics regarding their healthcare systems such as healthcare spend, number of hospital beds, doctors...
The NHSX, multidisciplinary teams and healthcare professionals

The NHSX, multidisciplinary teams and healthcare professionals

Explore how NHSX can improve communication between multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) and healthcare professionals. Every week, multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) made up of healthcare professionals from different...
Discover how survivors of China’s organ transplant trade are to mobilise across all major cities

Discover how survivors of China’s organ transplant trade are to mobilise across all major...

Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets across the world, as pressure mounts for China to end the persecution of Falun...
Digital records and patient care – just what the doctor ordered

Digital records and patient care – just what the doctor ordered

Linda Watts, GDE Programme Manager & Head of Health Records at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, delves into the importance of digitisation in healthcare...
Healthcare Partnership Network: why a simple bar code can change the tide in the NHS

Healthcare Partnership Network: why a simple bar code can change the tide in the...

Scheduled to be speaking at the Healthcare Partnership Network event, Stuart MacMillan, Interim Consultant on the NHS project Scan4Safety, talks us through the digital...

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