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Nice one NICE: developing the policy narrative on preventing disability, frailty and dementia in later life

David Oliver (BGS President Elect and Consultant Geriatrician) and David Buck (King’s FundSenior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities) discuss the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s new  390 more words


Tom Scully Tutorial & Diagnosis of Medicare Program

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

An excellent ‘tutorial’ of sorts on the Medicare program is provided by Tom Scully, former Bush era (2001-2004) administrator of the… 338 more words


SSHM Dr Annette Rid comments on the Lancet on the ethics of experimental interventions in the Ebola outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest, most severe and most complex ever recorded for the disease. With a death rate of around 55% and more than 1000 victims thus far, it has been declared a  201 more words


Policy our lives depend on: Health research in election 2014

We all care about health – ours, our family’s, and even that of one or two politicians (perhaps). We also care that the 15 billion dollar annual health budget is spent on health care that works.   885 more words

Health And Medicine

$1,600 for a Diaper Rash Treatment?

Alarmed by a rapid increase in spending on compounded drugs, like a $1,600 baby balm, insurers and others are acting to control their use.

Drug compounding involves a pharmacist making medicines for a patient who cannot be helped by mass-manufactured drugs. 123 more words

Health Policy

UK organisations and others send message of solidarity to Ireland

In the light of the recent case in Ireland – in which a woman was subjected to multiple violations of her body and rights, amounting to cruel and degrading treatment, including refusal of abortion despite the risk of death, forced hydration, and coerced Caesarean section – we support calls in Ireland for the Government to repeal the 8th Amendment and to replace the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Act with a law that prioritises women’s health and rights. 170 more words