Eating disorders cost the UK £9.4 billion in 2020 – we need to invest in a nationwide strategy to tackle this crisis

4 min read24 September The report is calling on the government to develop a UK-wide eating disorder strategy, with a timeline for implementation, adequate ring fenced funding and investment in research. 2020 saw a year like no other as the whole world was engulfed by Covid-19. The fear, losing loved ones, the uncertainty, isolation… I… Continue reading Eating disorders cost the UK £9.4 billion in 2020 – we need to invest in a nationwide strategy to tackle this crisis

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The Olympic and Paralympic heroes inspiring communities

Since The National Lottery started to fund elite sport in 1997, National Lottery players have supported over 5,000 British Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This funding allows Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes to train full time and benefit from world class facilities, technology, coaching and support teams. Over 1,000 medals and counting  This summer saw a… Continue reading The Olympic and Paralympic heroes inspiring communities

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To ensure global medical advances, we must collaborate across geopolitical divides

4 min read23 September At every stage of our response to Covid-19, genomic science has powered our understanding, from developing quick at-home tests to tracking and containing variants. Genomic science, an industry where the UK leads the world, has made staggering progress in the last twenty years. That progress has often been measured by the… Continue reading To ensure global medical advances, we must collaborate across geopolitical divides

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Policy@Manchester at Party Conference 2021

Join [email protected] at this year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences for an exciting programme of fringe events. [email protected] has been running its conference programme for several years, and consistently secures leading speakers from academia, industry, civil society and politics. [email protected] puts a spotlight on the pressing matters facing policymakers today, making its fringe event programme… Continue reading Policy@Manchester at Party Conference 2021

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Voters in both Red Wall and Blue Wall united in support for assisted dying

First ever poll of Red Wall voters on assisted dying finds 72% of voters in Red Wall seats support legalisation of assisted dying; 9% opposed Support even higher amongst Conservative voters (76%) and Leave voters (75%) Focus groups in Red Wall and Blue Wall seats find overwhelming support for assisted dying Research undertaken by JL… Continue reading Voters in both Red Wall and Blue Wall united in support for assisted dying

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The global HIV response cannot afford for the UK to step back now

4 min read23 min By making such significant cuts at this crucial time for the HIV response, we’re jeopardizing efforts to achieve the UN’s targets and are leaving marginalised communities behind. Whilst other UN members are stepping up their commitments to the HIV response and the devastating impact caused by Covid-19, I am concerned that… Continue reading The global HIV response cannot afford for the UK to step back now

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GPs are struggling to cope with growing mental health crisis

5 min read1 hr Mental health care and general practice are in deeper crisis than ever before. We need a political solution. Amid claims that GPs are “hiding” from patients behind telephone triage and e-consultations, I feel compelled to show you a glimpse of “The Other Pandemic”. Falling squarely at our feet overspilling our appointments:… Continue reading GPs are struggling to cope with growing mental health crisis

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We must protect vulnerable and pregnant migrant women wrongly being charged thousands of pounds for NHS maternity care

4 min read17 September Our advice lines are full of terrified women, scared to go to antenatal appointments in case they are charged, even if they should be exempt. Soman Noori, a 26-year-old Afghani asylum seeker, gave birth to a baby girl at 30,000 ft while on an evacuation flight from Kabul to Birmingham last… Continue reading We must protect vulnerable and pregnant migrant women wrongly being charged thousands of pounds for NHS maternity care

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Low tax conservatism is dead, but fiscal conservatism is back in fashion

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 1.25 per cent increase to National Insurance this week for a ‘Health and Social Care Levy’ [Photo credit: Alamy] 5 min read12 September The Prime Minister and Chancellor made huge policy decisions this week, raising taxes to spend more on the NHS and protect the assets of those facing… Continue reading Low tax conservatism is dead, but fiscal conservatism is back in fashion

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A new hope for allergy sufferers

September 2018: Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, with their son Alex, outside West London Coroners Court following the conclusion of the inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died aged 15 in July 2016 | Alamy 7 min read12 September Five years on from Natasha Ednan-Laperouse’s death after an allergic reaction, ‘Natasha’s Law’ is finally… Continue reading A new hope for allergy sufferers

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