Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol comes into force today across Wales. It is designed to reduce the availability of very cheap, strong alcohol. Those in most need of help for alcohol problems are more likely to buy this very cheap alcohol and MUP aims to reduce the harm to this group.
The presidents of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) which sets out how the colleges will continue to collaborate on key education, training and assessment activities.
Given the current workforce and financial issues facing the NHS, should physicians just concentrate on seeing as many patients as they can, as quickly as they can? Professor Namita Kumar says perhaps not.