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Dr Jonathan Mills and Dr Victoria Haunton – Geriatric Medicine

Dr Jonathan Mills and Dr Victoria Haunton examine the value of, and procedures related to, the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine. The Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DipGM) is a formal qualification awarded by the Royal College of Physicians, London. It is aimed at those who wish to demonstrate additional skills, interest and experience in the care...

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The Technology Future of Healthcare – Part I

While there has been much rhetoric from the authorities regarding the digital revolution in the NHS, the reality is that healthcare has been rather slow to move with some innovations. For example, while the financial services sector has embraced blockchain and artificial intelligence, and this has significantly revolutionised operations within these fields, healthcare has been...

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Greying Population is Demographic Timebomb

A new report has predicted that life expectancy will soon exceed 90 years for the first time in history, completely contradicting many assumptions about human longevity made previously. It is already forecast that women born in South Korea in 2030 will have a life expectancy in excess of 90, but many other industrialised and advanced...

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Foreign Focus – Bangkok Part II

In this second part of our look at Bangkok, we assess clinical experiences, medical practice and registration and licensing in Thailand. Clinical Experience in Thailan Although Thailand has urbanised rapidly, it is still very much an emerging nation, with a population that is largely confined to rural areas. This has many advantages, but also means...

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Should the Healthcare System Deliver Longer Patient Consultations?

New research conducted by the Health Foundation suggests that the amount of time that GPs in Britain spend with patients is the lowest in the developed world. The British charity which carries out research and policy analysis into healthcare examined 11 countries, including Germany, France, Australia and the United States, and concluded that appointment times...

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Foreign Focus – Bangkok Part I

Bangkok is a city with a unique culture, atmosphere and reputation. The city in Thailand draws visitors and residents from all over the globe, and few regret relocating to this spectacular and culturally rich environment. Studying medicine in Thailand is perfectly plausible for British doctors, while studying in the nation is also entirely feasible. So...

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2017 Budget – NHS Analysis

The spring budget has just been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It would be fair to say that some of the provisions that healthcare experts have been calling for were not included within the budget. But what was part of this critical economic statement, and what can the NHS and healthcare professionals expect...

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Machine Learning and the Healthcare System – Part II

In this second part of our analysis of machine learning and its impact on the healthcare industry, we look at the future of this developing technology. It is largely accepted that machine learning will play an increasingly important role in healthcare, but even those who are most positive about the potential of such artificial intelligence...

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Attacks on Healthcare Professionals are Escalating Rapidly

The NHS authorities have made considerable capital out of their determination to clamp down on violence against healthcare professionals. Yet despite the bold proclamation of healthcare bosses, the number of incidents of physical attacks against members of NHS staff is seemingly escalating. NHS Employers states as a guiding principle that “NHS staff should be able...

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Foreign Focus – Paris

There are few more attractive cities for people in any profession than Paris, France (as opposed to Paris, Texas). Both the municipal and cultural capital of France, Paris understandably attracts professionals from a wide variety of fields, with many medical experts choosing to reside in this iconic and beautiful city. Culture and Society of Paris...

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