Health bosses criticise visa rules for doctors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Shortage of doctors has led to treatment delays’ Immigration rules are hampering the ability of the NHS to recruit doctors, health leaders are warning. The number of skilled non-EU workers granted UK visas is capped – with the Home Office arguing the restriction is in “the national […]

Alfie Evans: When are parents denied the final say?

Image copyright PA Image caption Protesters tried to storm the Alder Hey hospital entrance The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans were embroiled in a lengthy legal challenge against the decision to prevent him from leaving the country for treatment. His death, almost a week after life support was withdrawn, raises painful questions around what happens […]

Process matters when it comes to implementing the SDGs

Process matters when it comes to implementing the SDGs International Maritime Organization Author :  Maisam Najafizada Maisam Najafizada, MA MD PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy with Community Health and Humanities Division, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a research collaborator with Afghanistan Research Evaluation Unit (AREU). Over the past […]

Five things you might be surprised affect weight

Image caption Jackie (left) and Gillian (right) are twins but have very different BMIs People might think battling obesity is down to sheer willpower, but medical research says otherwise. Here are five potentially surprising factors that can affect your weight, as unearthed by The Truth About Obesity . 1. Gut microbes Gillian and Jackie are […]

Public-private partnership integrated health-care delivery: experience and lessons from Nepal

Public-private partnership integrated health-care delivery: experience and lessons from Nepal Author :  Ryan Schwarz and Prajwol Nepal Ryan Schwarz, MD, MBA is an Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief Operating Officer of Nepal-based non-profit healthcare company Possible Prajwol Nepal MBA is the Finance Director of Nepal-based non-profit healthcare company Possible In parallel, over […]