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Friday five: top health stories of the week

This week life expectancy, social care and the right to die have dominated the news. Terminally ill campaigner appears at court over right to die Noel Conway, who has Motor Neuron Disease has appeared via video link to plead his case for the right to die. Any doctor who helped him under current law would…

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Friday five: the top health stories this week

This week contaminated blood, cybersecurity, and Charlie Gard have dominated the news. Inquiry into contaminated blood The Prime Minister has announced an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 dead in the 1970s and 1980s. The All-Party Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood recently released a report which found over 7,500…

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Where was health in the Queen’s Speech?

Yesterday’s Queen Speech introduced the legislation to be put before Parliament in the next two years, an unusual move as it’s traditionally an annual event. The Speech had an obvious lack of health related bills, with only the Draft Patient Safety Bill being introduced, and mental health reform, a huge campaign platform being reduced to…

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ZPB appoints Chair to drive further growth in health and care

Healthcare insight and communications consultancy, ZPB Associates, has appointed former Added Value CEO Janine Hawkins as Interim Chairman. Hawkins was previously Global CEO at Added Value, WPP’s strategic marketing and insight consultancy, and a member of the Kantar Board, their research, data and insight consultancy network. The appointment comes off the back of ZPB’s seventh…