HEALTH CARE

Alex Davies-Jones MP: The House has been overwhelmingly supportive of my decision to continue breastfeeding

Last week was a big week in the Davies-Jones household: we celebrated reaching 10 months of breastfeeding my son. Sadly this anniversary didn’t involve any cake, but I did celebrate in Parliament by joining the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding. I certainly hope to learn more about what I can do to help […]

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A national ‘team science’ approach is needed to target the disease clusters of ageing

The ongoing investigation into healthy ageing by the House of Lords Science & Technology Committee has heard that targeting the diseases of ageing is the greatest future market and impact opportunity for the global medicines industry. Targeting the disease clusters of ageing through cross-region ‘team science’ will stimulate global industry to tackle the multimorbidity challenge […]

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Health Secretary faces legal challenge for failing patients with disabilities and autism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a legal challenge against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care over the repeated failure to move people with learning disabilities and autism into appropriate accommodation. The EHRC has longstanding concerns about the rights of more than 2,000 people with learning disabilities and autism […]

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RCEM: Emergency Departments struggling to admit the sickest patients

Commenting on the NHS performance statistics for January 2020, which show a record number of patients staying in Emergency Departments (EDs) for over 12 hours, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson said: “While these figures show a slight improvement in terms of the number of patients being treated within four […]

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Two Labour MPs ditch public engagements after attending coronavirus scare bus summit

Nottingham South MP Lillian Greenwood and Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel both confirmed they were being formally tested for the condition after attending the UK Bus Summit earlier this month. An attendee at the Westminster event later tested positive for coronavirus, the flu-like epidemic which has been designated as a public health risk by […]

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The Royal Osteoporosis Society responds to the Government’s plan to scrap visas for low-skilled workers

Restricting the number of visas for overseas social care workers amid claims of the Government’s major immigration shake-up could lead to even more people not being able to remain independent and in their own homes following a fracture. Alison Doyle, Head of Operations and Clinical Practice at The Royal Osteoporosis Society, says, “Limiting the number […]