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On the Plain of NHS Privatisation, All I See are Tumbleweeds

Have you ever had a discussion with someone who is a supporter of the NHS based on the ideal and not the reality? There is quite a few. 1,559 more words


ACP’s Position Paper on Climate Change and Health

In case you missed it, last week in conjunction with Earth Day the ACP released a position paper on the impact of climate change on human health.  449 more words

The Junior Doctor's Last Stand, We Just Need to Identify Custer

As we start the first full walk out of doctors from Accident and Emergency, the BMA have said, “any patient deaths are not the fault of the doctors.” Seriously?   1,342 more words


Raising the profile of caring and caring issues

Carers Victoria is the state-wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria. Working closely with government and support organisations, as well as collaborating with Carer Associations in each State and Territory, they provide consistent supports to family carers. 953 more words

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Reflections on Birth and Immediate Postpartum Life

Well, this is now six months late…but I’m a new mom! And a full-time working nurse-midwife! I’m finally ready to dust off the keyboard and start blogging again! 1,613 more words


The Core Quality Measure Collaborative Measure Sets

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), last month announced seven sets of core measures that represent an attempt to achieve alignment across practice settings and multiple payers.  456 more words

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The Next Frontier in Healthcare Reform and Why it Will Harm Consumers

There is a working group chartered by Health and Human Services (HHS) comprised of a combination of private, public, and non-profit players in the healthcare industry that have been active in determining the direction of the next frontier in healthcare reform. 1,480 more words