Friday Five

NHS ‘risk zones’, confirmation of Theresa May’s cash injection for the NHS, dog flu, and syphilis- this week’s Friday 5

Study of NHS ‘risk zones’ suggest a link between Trusts’ finances and mortality New research by the Centre for Progressive Policy has identified 32 “risk zones” in England where people are more likely to die of preventable causes, having linked waiting times and safety incidents with the financial performance of NHS Trusts. The thinktank, which…

Friday Five

Exercise, abortion, immigration, and Tony the Tiger- this week’s Friday 5

Theresa May’s immigration cap on foreign doctors criticised by NHS health chiefs The chief executive of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust has criticised the government for rejecting visa bids for thousands of non-EU doctors. Andrew Foster claimed in an interview on BBC radio that a recruitment scheme run by his trust had seen the…

Friday Five

Artificial intelligence, tax rises, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Chelsea Flower show- this week’s Friday 5

Millions pledged to help develop AI research to assist early cancer diagnosis As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Theresa May has pledged millions of pounds for the development of artificial intelligence that will be able to diagnose cancer and chronic diseases earlier, potentially changing outcomes for thousands of patients. As part of the announcement,…