HealthSeptember 3, 2019
A new template for dealing with rare diseases
Rare diseases are often complex multisystem disorders that require input from a wide range of healthcare professionals to ensure they are optimally managed including reaching the correct diagnosis. In Birmingham, a new Centre is changing the ways in which rare diseases are managed.
Health PolicySeptember 3, 2019
A badge of pride: How the NHS is championing LGBT issues
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
HealthAugust 28, 2019
Turning back the tide on heart disease
Recent data suggests that progress in fighting heart disease in the UK is slowing. David Duffy, Deputy Editor of ACJ, spoke to Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, to discuss this worrying trend and what can be done.
Health PolicyAugust 7, 2019
A drop in the ocean? The new capital funding plan
Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
HealthJuly 8, 2019
Healthy information: Science and logistics
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
HealthJune 21, 2019
Prevention: It’s like pulling teeth
In response to the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Dan Male spoke to Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, about delivering prevention schemes, workforce training and the role of digital in oral health care.

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