Interested in what has been happening in UK health news? Starting in 2016 we will be posting a bi-weekly roundup of health news from across the pond. To give you a sense of what it will include we have some examples below, a little teaser if you will.
- In her annual report England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies warns that obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health and the health of future generations. Read some of her recommendations for how to address this threat in this BBC article.
- The Daily Mail reported on a study that found that women who give birth after the age of 25 ‘are healthier by the time they’re 40, but that the picture is a lot more ambiguous than the paper presents. Get more on this study here.
- Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to axe bursaries and replace them with loans. This announcement has been condemned by unions, but universities say they will lead to more training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. The government hopes they will save around £800m. Read more in The Guardian’s piece.
- The Guardian also has a story on rationing of care in the UK. According to a survey of doctors there are concerns about adults and children being denied treatment, resulting in emergency care or worsening of long-term conditions. Get more information here.