Do doctors take their own advice?

Do doctors take their own advice?

Although doctors tend to be frowned upon for being stereotypically ‘bad patients’, do they actually practice what they preach and follow their own healthcare advice? A study by Medscape shows that one third of American doctors are overweight, with GP’s and general surgeons weighing in the heaviest, with nearly half of this group being obese. […]

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Is a paperless NHS feasible?

Is a paperless NHS feasible?

Fling away the files and ditch the pen pot, ambitions for a paperless NHS have been floating around for a while now, led by Jeremy Hunt. Despite the enthusiasm for an updated system, there is still a great deal of skepticism within the industry about whether a paperless process would be successful, with 91% believing […]

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30% of children are obese

30% of children are obese

Obesity has swiftly become a growing cause for concern in the UK, as these startling figures from Easy Fit emphasise. With obesity costing the economy approximately £16 billion back in 2010, this could sky rocket to £50 billion come 2050 if no changes are made to our diets and lifestyles. The health risks are also now […]

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Are there gender divides in the NHS?

Are there gender divides in the NHS?

Although sexism has been hailed as a thing of the past, there are still some variances in the working patterns and roles between men and women, as demonstrated in recent figures from the NHS. These reveal that the collective NHS workforce mainly consists of women, with over 70% of females leading our healthcare services. However, […]

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