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How to help nurses... and the economy

So here is a modest proposal from the back of an envelope at IN: a £2000 one-off bonus for every NHS worker. It would be politically popular, boost morale, and be relatively simple to administer. Also, given that it would go largely to low-paid workers, the money would be spent and help jump start the economy

BAME health matters – a lesson from COVID

There is a trend of drawing premature conclusions from COVID data, but the figures on BAME deaths are unambiguous. Analysis from the ONS has shown that patients from BAME groups are twice as likely to die from the virus as white ones.

The responsibility Boris Johnson can’t duck

?So the least wanted and oddest election of my lifetime is over, and the result has been a fairly emphatic victory for blond ambition. And just as we predicted in November’s IN, the NHS was invoked in various unedifying ways during the campaign

The start of the NHS V2.0?

There are some reasons for optimism that new Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to shift the NHS towards primary and community health in a new focus on preventative measures.

A plea for evidence based policy

Many of the biggest changes to nursing recently have been implemented without proper consultations and evidence writes Crystal Oldman

Time for policy to influence health

The dangers of a sedentary life have been well documented for years, but recent studies highlight the negative implications of inactivity as a stand-alone problem, says Beda Higgins.

A named clinician for every frail older person

On the 65th birthday of the NHS, the Secretary of State announced a new initiative for the support of the frail, older person to remain in their own homes and to avoid hospital admissions.

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