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I support calls for a ‘penny on a unit’ treatment tax to fund an alcohol rehabilitation revolution

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has reported that the number of alcohol-related hospital admissions have risen to more than 1.2 million a year, up 5% in England over two years. 216 more words

Alcohol And Drugs

E-cigarettes now 100% pointless

The sole benefit of e-cigarettes is to be potentially stripped away, under new plans to make holding a plastic tube up to your face illegal in enclosed public places. 336 more words

Society

First ‘Heat-Health’ alert of the summer

Parts of England have been put on Heat-Health alert as the hot temperatures continue into the weekend.

Temperatures are expected to climb close to heatwave thresholds across the East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber regions during Friday and Saturday, with highs of 29°C expected. 347 more words

Met Office News

Feta...Fatter...Fitter

A holiday of Firsts…my first ever trip abroad outside of School Holidays…and as I am currently in a bar in Corfu, writing this latest post on my i-Pad, frappe and feta salad at hand…my first ever ‘remote posting’. 549 more words

GP widower could cost taxman £1bn with pensions case

Iain Cockburn, the widower of an NHS doctor who says he is being discriminated against because he is a man, has begun a High Court battle which could cost the Department of Health almost £1billion in extra pension payments. 164 more words

News

England's Nanny State.

This morning I read on BBC News that the Department of Health in England are pushing for a ban on displays of cigarettes.

They also want to force cigarette manufacturers to put their product in plain packaging in order to drive down smoking rates, discourage young people from smoking and reduce the costs of smoking related illnesses. 1,655 more words

Postaday2011

Health minister and Dept. of Health ask: Where is the evidence for A&E closure?

I sincerely hope that my readers will forgive me for any bitterness in the piece below. Any ironic or sarcastic comments are entirely instinctual and were – of course – made unintentionally. 246 more words