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Fundraising Social Media Crazes: A Fad or the Future?

26th March 2015

To tie in with Mother’s Day, another social media fundraising phenomenon took over the likes of Facebook and Twitter – Macmillan’s #sozmum campaign. Like many before it, the #sozmum campaign includes posting a picture to your social media account and then donating after you have done it. Macmillan have asked people to post pictures of things they want to say sorry to their mum for, and then donating in memory of mums that due to cancer, aren’t here.

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Life or Death: Spending œ2 Billion Isn’t Easy

2nd March 2015

The NHS is widely renowned as one of the best healthcare systems in the world, government funded and available to all who require its care. Free healthcare for all comes at a price – the NHS is facing a huge deficit of around œ30 million in the next 10 years.

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How Dry Was Your January?

11th February 2015

Now January is done and dusted – how did you do staying off the alcohol? It has been reported that by the 22nd January, over 50% of participants had fallen over the wagon.

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Is Dirt the Answer to Fighting Superbugs?

19th January 2015

A new antibiotic drug that British experts have called a ‘game changer’ is said to have been discovered. Teixobactin, a new antibiotic formulated to fight superbugs such as MRSA has used an innovative technique by growing bacteria in the place where it grows best – the soil. The research team placed diluted soil samples including the bugs in dishes in between semi permeable membranes and buried themin the earth.

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Winter Woes for the NHS

11th December 2014

Recent statistics from NHS England have shown that the NHS has come under unmitigated pressure earlier than ever this year as winter starts to set in, particularly in their Accident and Emergency departments.

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WANTED: MIDWIVES

28th November 2014

Giving birth is the most common reason to be admitted to hospital in England. The birth of a child should be one of the happiest and most memorable occasions of your life – but what happens if you are not given the help and support you need from a trained professional? There is one apparent issue in maternity care; there simply are not enough midwives.

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Will an ‘Honest and Open’ Culture Improve the NHS?

13th November 2014

A report by the Patient Association has found that half of the 1,200 people surveyed felt that their quality of care would be compromised if they made a complaint and almost as many said that their complaint was badly handled when complaining to the NHS.

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What Is Care Home Neglect and Has My Relative Been Mistreated?

24th September 2014

When placing the care of family members into the hands of professionals, you could be forgiven for thinking that their every need will be catered for in a safe and comfortable environment. However, sometimes these standards are not met and it may be unclear who you can turn to.

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Why Are Patients Gaining Consciousness During Surgery?

17th September 2014

A recent study has found that some patients have gained consciousness during surgery. It is thought that in the UK and Ireland, more than 300 patients a year have felt some level of ‘awareness’ during an operation.

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