Tag Archives: health

Health Service Administrators – Careful FG/Lab

The London Times published an essay on administrators and their
prolikeration with markets in gthe NHS.

April 30, 2010

Scalpel! This NHS red tape needs removing The internal market has been a
costly disaster. Let the professionals manage medicine Jonathan Waxman

It’s election time, apparently, and our glorious political classes are
marching forward on the massed ranks of the electorate with banners that
claim that their party, only their party, will save the NHS. Politicians
clamour to praise its world-class status and laud the dedication of nurses
and the skill of its doctors. And all parties are united in the view that,
despite the need for austerity measures, frontline staff and services will
not be cut. So where are the savings planned? Watch the hand and not the

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Climate Change – effect on health of reducing carbon-based power generation.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Report shows that moderate carbon dioxide reductions (10-20%) in the next 10-20 years also reduces sulphur oxide emissions by 10 – 20%, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter by 5 – 10%. This reduction is likely to result in a few thousand fewer premature deaths in Europe, North America and Korea and tens of thousands fewer in Asian and Latin American countries. If the effects of the reduction in air pollution on mortality caused by chronic diseases are added, the size of the benefits is greatly increased.

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