The best thing since sliced bread? Mobile phone technology and public health.

A curious story caught my eye in the Sunday Telegraph. It told how High Street retailers are sending adverts and money-off coupons to the mobile phones of passers-by.  Soon, they hope to be able to track people through their shops; when they pass the sock counter or the delicatessen they'll get more messages about the … Continue reading The best thing since sliced bread? Mobile phone technology and public health.

Comment: Is the G8 Dementia Summit about scaling new heights or making base camp?

This time next week they will be laying the tables and giving the carpet at Lancaster House in London one last hoover. All in preparation for the G8 Dementia Summit on 10/11th December 2013. I expect the current stream of articles and stories about dementia will become a veritable flood ahead of the big day. … Continue reading Comment: Is the G8 Dementia Summit about scaling new heights or making base camp?

Lock up your charity CEO the Daily Telegraph is coming

The best advice I can give charity Boards of Trustees today is: lock up your chief executive because the Daily Telegraph is after them. The newspaper known for its successful probing of MP pay and expenses is now taking aim at charity CEOs. Specifically it has gone for the heads of the charities that make … Continue reading Lock up your charity CEO the Daily Telegraph is coming

Vince Cable on regulatory reform..and more on that single regulator for research idea

You can find the Business Secretary, Vince Cable's, announcement today on regulation on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website here. Given the ongoing review of the EU Clinical Trials Directive which I have mentioned a number of times on this blog, many of our members will be pleased with the following statement he … Continue reading Vince Cable on regulatory reform..and more on that single regulator for research idea