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Bullying and NHS Culture

It seems hard to credit that an organisation whose primary focus is the care of the sick, disabled and the vulnerable should have an appalling reputation for bullying and intimidation of staff.  However in survey after survey of NHS staff at least one quarter and […]

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The case of Sarah Kuteh: what does it tell us about evangelism and spiritual care?

Another story of a nurse sacked for praying with patients and talking about Jesus has hit the headlines in the last few days. It does seem to be a recurring theme! The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 […]

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A watershed Supreme Court ruling has shaken up consent laws – and may have unexpected spin-offs

Recent headlines in The Times and Guardian along the lines that ‘Doctors must warn patients of all the dangers before every treatment’ reflect one of the biggest legal changes to the doctor-patient relationship in a generation. The headlines were prompted by new guidelines issued by […]

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There are powerful financial vested interests rolling out NIPT for Down’s Syndrome

The government yesterday approved a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies with Down’s Syndrome (DS) (see previous CMF blog posts here, here, here and here). According to the BBC, the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) […]

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Social Care Crisis: time for a modern ‘reformation of manners’

It seems that the world has made some broad progress on health in the last fifteen years, according to a new index that The Lancet has published.  This SDG Heath Index promises to increase the level of detail and consistency in how data is collected […]