Driving uptake of breast cancer screening to saving lives

Credit: Alamy With the right approach we can encourage more women to attend breast cancer screening appointments and save lives in the process. It is widely recognised that early diagnosis is fundamental to reducing deaths from breast cancer.[1] However, at present, too many women are choosing not to take up screening appointments when invited to attend.[2]… Continue reading Driving uptake of breast cancer screening to saving lives

Reversing biodiversity decline will require decisive action across our society

A survey on behalf of WSP and BrightBlue shows the vast majority of people value the mental wellbeing and improved physical wellbeing benefits of nature Amid the urgency of action to tackle climate change, the issue of biodiversity collapse can easily get lost. In the UK and most countries across the world, biodiversity is declining… Continue reading Reversing biodiversity decline will require decisive action across our society

rise in national insurance to fund the NHS and social care was the easy bit – now comes the graft

4 min read1 hr My job as Health Select Committee chair is to hold the government to account, and I haven’t shied away from doing that during the pandemic. But that means also giving credit where it’s due. NHS leaders, clinicians and the select committee have been warning about the precarious state of the NHS… Continue reading rise in national insurance to fund the NHS and social care was the easy bit – now comes the graft

UK Voters Are Majority Pro-Choice Across The Political Spectrum And Support Extension Of At-Home Abortion

Since April 2020, women have been able to access medical abortions at home (Alamy) 5 min read60 min Exclusive: The majority of people across the UK are pro-choice regardless of political affiliation and back the continuation of at-home abortion care beyond the pandemic, new polling reveals. According to the survey of 2,001 people, conducted by… Continue reading UK Voters Are Majority Pro-Choice Across The Political Spectrum And Support Extension Of At-Home Abortion

This World Ostomy Day let’s show people with stomas that they are not alone

Coloplast Ambassador, Kevin Baker | Credit: Coloplast UK World Ostomy Day takes place every three years on the first Saturday in October. To mark this day on 2nd October, the stoma support charities (Colostomy UK, Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association (IA), Urostomy Association) and Coloplast UK have teamed up to raise awareness of, and more… Continue reading This World Ostomy Day let’s show people with stomas that they are not alone

Serious about combatting climate change?

More than 88 billion land animals are bred, raised and slaughtered by the animal agriculture industry globally each year. Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur Today marks the start of the Pre-COP summit, the last chance for world leaders to discuss climate change mitigation strategies ahead of the upcoming negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of… Continue reading Serious about combatting climate change?

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Championing dairy milk for British children on World School Milk Day

4 min read47 min It is no coincidence that as milk schemes are squeezed, levels of child malnutrition increase and obesity soars. With World School Milk Day today, school meals and child nutrition are in need of public support, it is time to reinvigorate the Great British institution and historic Labour initiative of free school… Continue reading Championing dairy milk for British children on World School Milk Day

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How British science will help levelling up

Dr Richard Torbett, Chief Executive | Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) @ABPI_UK The Prime Minister has begun to set out his levelling up plans. The challenge is now to rebalance growth and jobs across the regions within this parliament. The health sector, emerging growth-ready from the pandemic, can be an engine for this.… Continue reading How British science will help levelling up

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NHS Doctors Who Volunteered In Novavax Trial Say They’re Unable To Travel Or Get Boosters

6 min read2 hr Participants in the Novavax trial say they have been “abandoned” and feel like “second-class citizens” after volunteering to help find a Covid-19 vaccine. Thousands of people involved in the Novavax vaccine trial have been left in limbo while the jab awaits approval, leaving them unable to travel abroad or take part… Continue reading NHS Doctors Who Volunteered In Novavax Trial Say They’re Unable To Travel Or Get Boosters

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