Why Nurses Should Undertake More Research


      By Cathy Henshall in The Conversation.   Nursing research is becoming ever more important in UK healthcare due to an increasing ageing population which means that more people are living with long-term conditions and chronic illnesses. Nursing research can help address the healthcare needs of these patients, enhancing their health and well-being […]

Virgin Care Wins £700m Contract To Run 200 NHS And Social Care Services

Virgin Care

  By Denis Campbell in The Guardian.   Sir Richard Branson’s health firm, Virgin Care, has won a £700m contract to deliver 200 types of NHS and social care services to more than 200,000 people in Bath and north-east Somerset. The contract, which was approved on Thursday, has sparked new fears about private health firms […]

Pharma Use Loophole To Hike Up The Price Of Drugs – So Why Doesn’t The NHS Stop It?


A story by Chris Ford, Lecturer in Accounting & Management, Lancaster University. A recent Sunday Times expose of drug price rises in the NHS revealed that drug companies were exploiting a loophole that allowed them to charge up to 2,358% more for medicines through a process called “debranding”. Because the NHS has strict rules governing […]

NHS Staff Abuse


Having spoken at length with a few close friends, two with ME and one with the same terminal condition as myself. We got onto the subject of the seemingly endless barrage of posters, flyers and leaflets regarding the issue of abuse, both verbal and physical towards NHS staff. Whilst I agree totally that nobody, whether […]

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