A Scottish government Health and Social care report has shown that the gap in health outcomes between the most and least deprived areas is Scotland persist to be ‘significant’, despite welcome improvements in some areas.
A new report published by the Office of National Statistics has shown that for both sexes, the average amount of years lived in bad health has increased both in relative and in absolute terms, because life expectancy has risen more quickly than healthy life expectancy.
A&E departments have suffered their worst November performance on record, with the number of patients seen within four hours dropping to 87.6% from 88.8% in November last year, according to performance data released by NHS England.
Excitement around the transformative potential of AI and machine learning continues to build. Companies will need to adapt their individual offers to draw in AI specialists, but as an industry UK pharma should also continue to champion itself and the unique career advantages it holds for the best and brightest researchers.
Professor Chris Whitty, chief scientific adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), on the role of the NIHR and the promise of the government's second sector deal for the life sciences industry.
There are around 7,000 rare diseases for which there currently exists no authorised or satisfactory method of treatment, highlighting a vast area of unmet need, and yet the clinical development of orphan drugs is still fraught with many practical challenges.