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Organizational Models of Emerging Academic Health Science Ce... : Academic Medicine

Recent government policy initiatives to foster medical innovation and high-quality care in England h  
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over 5 years ago
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Oseltamivir: another case of regulatory failure?

Governments around the world stockpiled oseltamivir for a flu pandemic despite uncertainty about its harms. Deborah Cohen investigates what the regulators knew and whether their response was adequate  
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over 5 years ago
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Health ombudsman should be given more powers, MPs say

The parliamentary and health service ombudsman should be given new powers to investigate problems in the UK government, parliament, and the NHS without having to wait for an individual complaint, the public administration select committee has said.  
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over 5 years ago
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MPs call for newborn muscular dystrophy test - BBC News

A group of MPs calls for the government to allow a newborn screening test for the deadly muscle-wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Switch to diesel engines is significantly to blame for poor air quality in UK cities, experts say

Government policies to encourage motorists to switch to diesel engines may have backfired, experts have said, as diesel fumes are now being blamed for the poor air quality in UK cities that is damaging health and reducing life expectancy.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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James Sillcock's parents welcome acne drug review - BBC News

A father campaigning for a ban on an acne drug taken by his son who later committed suicide, welcomes a government decision to review its use.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Update on funding for the NHS Bursary in 2013/14

Marion Matheson, Co-Chair of the BMA's Medical Student Committee, gives an update on funding for the NHS Bursary for the 2013/2014 intake - and the government's foot dragging on what support medical students may get in their final years of study.  
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over 5 years ago
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BMA wins paid shadowing agreement for all medical graduates

After years of pressure, the BMA has won an agreement from the government to provide four days of paid shadowing for all medical graduates from the summer of 2012. This will help them prepare for their new careers as doctors. Elly Pilavachi, Co-Chair of the BMA's Medical Students Committee, tells us about this announcement: http://bit.ly/GJ15A9  
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over 5 years ago
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Minister defends government spending on vCJD research

The government is spending “proportionate” amounts of money on research into variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and ways of detecting the potentially fatal disease, MPs have heard.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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BMA - Home | British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students in the UK. We negotiate doctors' contracts with the UK government and represent our members on the key issues that matter  
bma.org.uk
over 5 years ago
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Welcome to Straight Statistics

We are a campaign established by journalists and statisticians to improve the understanding and use of statistics by government,politicians, companies, advertisers and the mass media. By exposingbad practice and rewarding good, we aim to restore public confidencein statistics.  
straightstatistics.org
over 5 years ago
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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

The Science and Technology Committee ensures that government policy and decision-making is based on good scientific and engineering advice and evidence  
UK Parliament
over 5 years ago
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Investigate scale and causes of food poverty, say public health specialists

Public health specialists have urged the UK government to set up an independent working group to monitor nutrition and hunger linked to “increasing” food poverty.  
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over 5 years ago
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Government is accused of back-pedalling on its commitment to “parity of esteem” between mental and physical healthcare

Sue Bailey, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, speaking at a conference in London on Tuesday 29 April organised by the Westminster Health Forum, denounced new changes to tariffs that differentially affect mental and physical health services.  
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over 5 years ago
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Care agencies 'must ensure recruits can speak English' - BBC News

Agencies must ensure people they recruit as care workers can speak English before placing them in vulnerable people's homes, a government adviser says  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Workplaces must get 'dementia friendly' - BBC News

Businesses must become more dementia-friendly and support employees who care for loved ones with dementia, says the government.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Pfizer cannot use UK as tax haven, Cable tells MPs - BBC News

Business Secretary Vince Cable tells MPs the government will not let Pfizer use the UK as a tax haven and promises to secure British science jobs.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Government denies that introduction of Better Care Fund will be delayed

The future of the Better Care Fund is in doubt after a report that the Cabinet Office has ordered a review1 and a damning criticism of the plans by a leading health policy analyst.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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US hospitals have made “major strides” in quality improvement, says government report

Quality improvement initiatives in the United States have led to a substantial reduction in the number of patients being harmed by their hospital care and in the rates of readmission within 30 days of discharge, concludes a new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services.1  
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over 5 years ago
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Planned cap on social care costs 'will help few people' - BBC News

Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England will mean help paying their bill are "in for a shock", a report warns.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago