Sciencewise: 10/10 see you again – I sincerely hope so!

Sciencewise, the Government funded body which aims to improve science and technology policy-making by making better use of public dialogue, is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Set up in 2004 in the wake of the fiasco that was GM foods, Sciencewise has done much within Whitehall and Westminster to advance the case for a more open,... Continue Reading →

This is a picture of four of the five letters I have received from the NHS about my forthcoming dermatological appointment. All in the last week. One for the original appointment. Two to cancel it. Two to inform me of the new date. And rising....... An email would have done. I shall keep you informed... Continue Reading →

Business Monitor International (BMI) have issued their latest report on the outlook for the UK Pharma and Healthcare sector. My reading of it would be that although th UK has some core strengths some significant uncertainties remain. They note the continuing difficulties over clinical trial regulation as a hurdle to future growth and say the... Continue Reading →

Richard Smith - BMJ - has blogged about this rather good paper on Participatory Medicine by Michael Millenson which appeared in the Journal of Participatory Medicine last month. Read and enjoy.

We can expect the news headlines to be dominated over the weekend ahead of Monday's publication of the Dilnot report on long-term care. And it may seem an unlikely candidate for this blog, but social care research will play an important part in evolving better and, yes, more efficient ways of delivering long-term care in... Continue Reading →

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