Today the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and 29 medical specialist societies and faculties have written to the Chancellor ahead of this week’s budget. In the letter we highlight the scale of the challenges facing our NHS and social care services and the need for the Government to act now.
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.
Dr Chris van Tulleken is an infectious diseases doctor, and one of the BBC’s leading science presenters, known for his work in Operation Ouch, 'Trust Me, I’m a Doctor', and 'The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs'.
After falling ill while undertaking her medical training, Dr Ruth Silverton experienced what it was like to be both doctor and patient. In this blog post, she talks us through her own unique path into the world of medicine.
The government must put patient safety at the heart of the continued Brexit negotiations and invest in the health and care workforce, public health and prevention, a capital programme and social care provision.