Eleanor Burkey and Omar Harris Vernon El-Halawani explore how the NHS is now recruiting more doctors from outside the UK and EEA than from within. They also discuss the emergence that some of these doctors are from the World Health Organisation’s “red list” countries.
The infected blood scandal
Science Editor Imogen Poyntz-Wright discusses the NHS infected blood scandal.
Book review: This is Going to Hurt
Online Lifestyle editor Sophie Porteous reviews Adam Kay’s bestselling book, This is Going to Hurt.
Should Covid restrictions be reintroduced to protect the vulnerable?
Thomas Sloman discusses vaccines and masks in the NHS, and how we can protect vulnerable people.
Increase in demand for emergency services sees NHS Devon and Cornwall under significant pressure
Increase in demand for emergency services sees NHS Devon and Cornwall under significant pressure Pressure has been mounting on health services in Devon and Cornwall due to Covid related troubles. There has been a rise in patients admitted with Covid, more demand for emergency treatments, ambulances and GP appointments, and a difficulty in providing care […]
A slow clap for the NHS; reception of the 1% pay rise
A Slow Clap for the NHS; Reception of the 1% Pay Rise Meg Allan looks at the government’s promise of a 1% pay rise to NHS workers, its reception and how it compares to the rest of the UK. After a year spent waving the rainbow blazoned banner, as we thank our front-line heroes for […]
Plaid Cymru’s mental health hubs
Could it be that we will no longer have to get free counselling through a volunteer phone service? Or that the months-long waiting list for free counselling offered by the NHS can be skipped by real-time help? This is what Plaid Cymru has promised in the upcoming election, which has the potential to reset the priorities of the UK’s politics as a whole.
Public Services, Private Profits – How Outsourcing Took Over Government
Isaac Bettridge explores the rise of private sector outsourcing in government, and whether or not it has delivered better results.
Exeter academics design a COVID risk calculator to keep BAME health workers safer
Exeter academics design a COVID risk calculator to keep BAME health workers safer A team of experts, lead by Dr David Strain, Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School and co-chair at BMA Medical Academic Staff Committee, have designed a tool to identify those at the highest risk to COVID-19. Nearly 94 per […]
University of Exeter volunteers build thousands of face shields for local NHS workers
University of Exeter volunteers build thousands of face shields for local NHS workers A group of 70 researchers from the University of Exeter joined by 30 other volunteers are participating in the manufacturing of face shields to cover the needs of the local hospitals in Exeter. They have built at least 2000 face shields to […]