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The policy implications of using big data in healthcare

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The growing importance of big data in healthcare is something I've touched on a lot in the last few months. It should perhaps come as no surprise the...

The progress being made with robotic nurses

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.14.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The use of robots is in healthcare is something I've written about a few times, whether it's in elderly care environments, or helping support youngste...

HSJ Solutions and the challenge of spreading innovation in the NHS

Adi Gaskell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

There is no shortage of innovation in healthcare at the moment, whether it's augmented reality helping surgeons, blockchain for secure patient records...

Robotics as a service and the future of healthcare

Adi Gaskell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

On the surface, you would perhaps imagine that healthcare is a peculiar place for robotics to take off. After all, caring for someone is one of the m...

Famous Signs Are Suddenly Missing Letters To Prove A Crucial Point

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News

We’re (O) positive you have to check out this out. People, brands, iconic locations and more are losing the A’s, B’s, and O’s in their names a...

Good Reasons For A Brexit 'Do-Over'

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If they reverse themselves, the first vote will have been enough of a shock so that the EU reforms itself -- with Britain on the inside shaping those changes. For everyone's sake, let us have a Brexit do-over.

Wither Now For Telehealth In The NHS?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The NHS is never short of projects aiming to bring innovation into and across the organization. The latest of these is the Entrepreneur Training Prog...

God Bless America -- But Give Me The British NHS Any Day

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Matthew Chapman

Perhaps the most chilling failure in America -- still, even after Obamacare -- is the healthcare system. So to be back in the UK for a few days and to hear people yet again talking about destroying or diminishing the National Health Service is simply agonizing. Just as I've advised Americans in the past to look elsewhere to learn lessons in success, I would urge the British to look to America to learn lessons in failure.

UK Review Says NHS Should Give Pregnant Women Money To Cover Birth Costs

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents

Expectant mothers in England are due for some extra assistance from the National Health Service (NHS). An independent review of maternity services con...

'Downton Abbey' and Obamacare

David Morris | Posted 02.16.2017 | Entertainment
David Morris

As the rightly acclaimed tv series Downton Abbey unspools its final episode some fans have criticized the producers decision to devote so much time to a debate about the future of Downton's Cottage Hospital.

A UK Columnist Suggested Female Doctors Are Hurting The System. They Had The Perfect Response

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women

When Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson claimed this weekend that female doctors are to blame for England's department of health problems, expect a...

The Troubling Link Between Middle-Aged Drinking And Dementia

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.22.2015 | Fifty

If you're middle-aged, you might want to skip that second glass of wine, according to a set of new British health recommendations. The National Instit...

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

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6 Steps of Personal Vigilance to Combat Rising Medical Negligence Claims

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Wren Collins

The bottom line is that no health care system is perfect. Doctors are human beings and therefore subject to imperfection.

A Global Effort to Help Alice in Her Battle With Dementia

Lord Darzi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lord Darzi

Even if we do not suffer Alice's fate ourselves, most of us will know someone who has. The global prevalence of dementia is doubling every 20 years, fueled by the aging of societies across the globe.

Brits Think We're Nuts for Believing Our Health System Is Better Than Theirs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or the American public.

Why We Believe Innovative Partnerships Can Capture the Talent of Outstanding Entrepreneurs to Create Lasting Social Impact

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

We believe that addressing complex societal challenges necessitates new innovative approaches; long-term approaches that dovetail delivering sustainable impact for the bottom line as well as for society.

Obamacare Is a Distraction

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In draping this fiscal problem in a hospital gown, we can't see what's really at issue. A national conversation that detracts from the real issue -- an aging population that needs more, better and more effective health care -- will have long-term, devastating consequences.

Berwick Report Emphasizes Learning, Empathy; Not Punishment

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science
Helen Riess, M.D.

What happened at Mid Staffordshire Hospital was almost the perfect storm. Combine an absence of leadership and an over-focus on cost-cutting, and to that add discouraged staff, and you have all the ingredients for disaster.

The Company That Is Running Britain

The Guardian | John Harris | Posted 07.30.2013 | Home

In May this year, a huge company listed on the London Stock Exchange found itself in the midst of controversy about a prison it runs for the governmen...

Worker Fired For Taking Sodas That Fell From Vending Machine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

Melanie Milner, a U.K. nurse, was recently fired over soda. After wandering over to the office vending machine to purchase a single can, Milner watche...

How Muslims Against Crusades Can Benefit From Theresa May's Ban

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 01.23.2014 | UK Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

The UK Home Secretary Theresa May's decision to impose a ban on protest group 'Muslims Against Crusades' as of midnight tonight is highly likely to cause a storm of controversy.

Angry Mother Threatens NHS With Legal Action Over Fake Nurse Probe

PA | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

A "livid" mother has vowed to take legal action after learning her son was one of hundreds of children who received jabs from a suspected unqualified ...

Her Nether Regions: What's Normal?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has declared that most women seeking genital cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of their inner lips do not have oversized or misshapen labia minora.

Nasty Nurses? Tell Me Something New

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some people, on hearing that old people in hospital were being left lying in their own faeces, or with open wounds that no one had put a bandage on, o...