Nov 11 2016

Alzheimer's Treatment within Reach after Successful Drug Trial

There are 850,000 people with dementia in Britain, and this figure is anticipated to reach a million within a decade. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the condition but hopes have recently been raised that, with the development of a new drug - verubecestat - which targets a key element of the disease, an effective treatment could at last be possible. Read Full story

Oct 21 2016

The Legacy of Aberfan: 50 Years On

It is not uncommon to read in the press editorials complaining about the ‘nanny state’, unnecessary legislation and government interference. Health and safety legislation is a particular target, seen to combine with a fear of litigation to restrict people in activities that were previously considered harmless. However, whilst legislation on… Read Full story

Oct 14 2016

Elderly Care Crisis Looms

A recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) entitled Adult Social Care Market Insight, which has been based on data received from 39 major care providers, has set out a bleak assessment of the future of vital services that support millions of people, voicing alarm that the care sector as a whole is “at risk”. Read Full story

Oct 05 2016

Student Doctor Numbers to Rise by 25%

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised to deliver 25 per cent more training posts for the UK’s medical students in a pledge to help the ageing population and to make Britain more “self-sufficient" in training doctors. Read Full story

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