Tag Archives: health

New analysis reassures patients and doctors

Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche, Associate, 2020health New analysis from researchers at University of Manchester have found there is no weekend death effect for NHS emergency patients and that such a view, held by some, has been “a statistical … Continue reading

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What have junior doctors and Norman Lamb got in common?

Quite simply, it is an understanding of the need for politicians to consider a realistic funding settlement for health and care services, delivered by high quality professionals, that the public expect and a civilised society should provide. This afternoon Norman Lamb MP … Continue reading

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Lifting the scales from our eyes

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Whatever types of interventions are introduced to address the obesity challenge, ultimately it is only the individual who can take the necessary steps to eat healthily, keep to a healthy weight … Continue reading

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High Five – but where is the COBRA for obesity?

So, the BBC has highlighted the BMJ report that all we need to do is eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, no more, no less. More advice for the public on what they should be doing – … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Guest blog from Pancreatic Cancer UK    Did you know that pancreatic cancer is poised to overtake breast cancer as the 4th deadliest in the UK? Or that is has the worst five-year survival rates of the 21 most common … Continue reading

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Delivering good care without increasing the cost; why quality matters

A contribution to the recent 2020health report entitled ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of Nursing’ By June Andrews, Director of the Dementia Services, Development Centre, University of Stirling The greatest tragedy about the delivery of care by nurses is … Continue reading

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