Friday, January 24, 2020

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Health Foundation delivers UK general election briefing on nation’s health

Health Foundation delivers UK general election briefing on nation’s health

People in the UK today are living longer than ever before, however, there remains huge difference in longevity and quality of life between people...
Fill That Gap supports community health workers in Lebanon

Fill That Gap supports community health workers in Lebanon

Sharing experiences from the frontline, Fill That Gap highlight the community health workers and vulnerable populations in Lebanon. Fill That Gap is a not for...
Looking to the future: 25 years of Regions for Health Network

Looking to the future: 25 years of Regions for Health Network

From its launch in 1993 to the present day, the Regions for Health Network (RHN) has worked towards ensuring that no one is left...
Britain’s treatment of asylum seekers hits the disabled hardest

Britain’s treatment of asylum seekers hits the disabled hardest

The Immigration Advice Service talks us through how the global refugee crisis is weighted against those with physical and mental disabilities. The last decade has...
Interoperability the highest priority of NHS IT Leadership

Interoperability the highest priority of NHS IT Leadership

Dedalus explains how interoperability standards are creating an effective platform for medicines management and safer care across care boundaries. Interoperability is cited as the highest...
scotland energy drinks consultation

Scotland energy drinks consultation to consider age ban

A consultation has been launched in Scotland to examine the potential implications of a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The consultation...
Urging policymakers to follow appropriate discussions regarding transgender children

Urging policymakers to follow appropriate discussions regarding transgender children

A custody case has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policymakers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of transgender children. Unfortunately,...
Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Placing a much-needed spotlight on surgical consent, Stephen Lake, consultant surgeon of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, talks about implementing digital consent. The principle...
Public sector organisations: whistleblowing for NHS professionals

Public sector organisations: whistleblowing for NHS professionals

Andy Shettle, Chief Product Officer of ER Tracker of Selenity gives an insight into the accountability and transparency of public sector organisations. The accountability and...
Germany’s goal in becoming the EU leader in digital healthcare

Germany’s goal in becoming the EU leader in digital healthcare

Health Minister, Jens Spahn, has now made digital healthcare one of his top priorities for the German health system. The German Parliament’s Health Committee is...
THC products associated with American lung injury crisis

THC products associated with American lung injury crisis

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak. Most...

World Health Organization: health equity in Europe worsening

The first ever World Health Organization Health Equity Status Report reveals that health equity in Europe remain either the same or have worsened despite...

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