Category Archives: Healthcare

Is healthcare imprisoned in the political dungeon of inequality, discrimination and waste?

Virtually every day media headlines include adverse news about the state of healthcare, and the NHS in the UK is no exception to this rule.  Over the past few weeks, for example, the media have included the following news items: … Continue reading

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Continuing failings in elderly care in the UK

A recent investigation by the Telegraph has found a serious issue with the level and quality home care being delivered by UK councils to elderly people. The investigation found that “more than half a million “drive-by” visits lasting less than … Continue reading

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Flouting the minimum wage – the risk to care for the elderly

In October 2014, the UK government raised the minimum wage for workers over 21 to £6.50 per hour, irrespective of the sector they worked in. Although it has been argued that this is still well below the recommended living wage … Continue reading

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