Category Archives: UK Government

British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb

 British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb A leading doctors’ union has warned that further NHS public health cuts could impact long-term conditions such as diabetes. The British Medical Association (BMA) claims the NHS is at “breaking … Continue reading

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Stroke Association response to the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke 2016

  Published today (Monday 3 October 2016), the 2016 Stroke Guideline is the fifth edition of the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke produced by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians of London. The editors draw … Continue reading

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Scrutiny of diabetes in Parliament

Known as the “queen of the select committees” for its power to both hold the expenditure of government bodies and departments to account and instil fear into those it questions, the Public Accounts Committee met on 16 November 2015. They … Continue reading

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3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015

New data from PHE reveals 3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015, around 9% of the adult population. The new Diabetes Prevalence Model, produced by the Public Health England (PHE) National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (NCVIN) … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax

No one can help but approve of George Osbourne introducing a tax on sugary drinks, but will it really work? I have lived with Diabetes for over 25 years and one of the first things I noticed when I was … Continue reading

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Nation must concentrate on Mental Health says PM

David Cameron has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. The report – by a taskforce set up by NHS England – said … Continue reading

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Is this a new era for dementia?

The current national and international focus on dementia has been widely welcomed as a vehicle to raise the profile of, and attract attention to, what has been a hitherto relatively neglected area of scientific interest and clinical practice. Now, rarely … Continue reading

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Better access to mental health services for older people – Professor Alistair Burns and Dr James Warner

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People’s Mental Health, and the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Old Age Faculty, highlight the need for age appropriate psychiatry for the elderly: Mental health services for older people took root … Continue reading

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MPs support a healthy future for UK medical research

27 June 2014 On 16 June, MPs and peers from across Parliament met with biomedical scientists to hear about how their groundbreaking research is helping to tackle conditions such as cancer, dementia, eye disease, Parkinson’s, and brain injury in newborn … Continue reading

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2010 to 2015 government policy: cancer research and treatment

Every year, over 250,000 people in England are diagnosed with cancer, and around 130,000 die as a result of the disease. Annual NHS costs for cancer services are £5 billion, but the cost to society as a whole – including … Continue reading

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