Whilst Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) are widely regarded as critical to developing clinical research, there is a perception that older adults may not be able to contribute and there is less emphasis on gaining a wide range of...
It is now 32 months since Britain was offered a choice between Leave and Remain in the EU referendum, yet the country feels even more bitterly polarised today than it was then. We seem to be as far...
john williamsPoliticians must stop sugaring the pill on hard Brexit choices: Britain faces mission impossible in trying to get good trade deals and talk of the benefits of WTO terms is a fantasy, argues Sir Ivan Rogers
john williams“cut in tuition fees could hit the research carried out in such centres, reducing the government’s chances of meeting its target for UK research and development spending of 2.4 per cent of gross domestic product by 2027.”
Not since the launch of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981 has Labour lost so much of its parliamentary strength in one go, outside general elections, as it has this week. Jeremy Corbyn has...
john williamsIn a deliberative democracy, the role of elected representatives is not to implement instructions. Rather, they owe it to their constituents to act on, as Edmund Burke put it in 1774, their unbiased opinion, mature judgment, and enlightened conscience.
“It is well known that a large group of patients fit frankly neither into the psychotic
nor into the psychoneurotic group, and that this border line group of patients is
extremely difficult to handle effectively by any psychotherapeutic method.”...
Patients’ right to choose where they are treated is being threatened by radical plans to scrap competition in the NHS, ministers have been warned in leaked documents. Plans to abolish the health...
john williams“Removing the internal market will entail undoing some 30 yrs’ worth of policy & legislation in English NHS, including some of the checks & balances that a market-type approach allows & could have implications, for example, how choice works in the NHS.”
john williams'To use a religious analogy, every sacred text has liberal and literal interpretations. In the case of EU rules, is a mechanistic application by “faceless” technocrats really what these times demand?'
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and increased computing power have long held the promise of improving prediction and prognostication in health care ([ 1 ]). Now, use of predictive...
john williamsNot quite up there with loss manufacturing jobs in our regions #Londoncentric : Queues for Eurostar train services at London’s St Pancras International could reach up to 15,000 passengers each day in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a "wake-up call".
john williamsPTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18': "Childhood trauma is a public-health concern - yet trauma-related disorders often go unnoticed. Young people with PTSD are falling through the gaps in care & better access to mental health services is needed.”
Some of the UK's biggest pharmaceutical companies, research hospitals and medical industry groups say it is now impossible for them to be prepared for a no deal Brexit, which would put the future of medical trials in doubt.
john williamsMedical industry: A blizzard of no-deal notices have been sent to medical firms this week by the industry watchdog, the MHRA, with warnings that much of its important guidance and online services will not be available until the day of Brexit itself.
The upper echelon is hoarding money and privilege to a degree not seen in decades. But that doesn’t make them happy at work.
john williams“for those who do find themselves miserable at work, it’s an important reminder that the smoothest life paths sometimes fail to teach us about what really brings us satisfaction day to day”