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- How do CCG members feel about co-commissioning? Blogs from the King’s Fund’s Laura Bennett and Nuffield Trust’s Holly Holder (via @TheKingsFund).
- What’s behind the A&E ‘crisis’? Excellent infographic from @NuffieldTrust.
- Great news – a decade of progress in child heart surgery has halved deaths within 30 days of surgery in the UK.
- Why ‘nil-by-mouth from midnight’ should be wiped from healthcare professionals’ vocabulary. Great blog from @traumagasdoc.
- When ‘Moneyball’ meets medicine. A thought-provoking @nytimes piece on DALYs (via @Atul_Gawande).
- What doctors choose at the end of life (via @drphilhammond): pain management but little other intervention:
- Consultant anaesthetist Damon Kamming talks from experience explaining how the hospital gown is a metaphor for how we need to transform the NHS (via @denis_campbell).
- Creating magical memories – should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for those at the end of life?
- A creative and instructive falls awareness video from @heartofengland (shared by @andrewkfoster).
- A candid and moving @BuzzFeedUKPol interview with Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, openly HIV positive Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
- Save blood – save lives. An interesting @NatureNews piece on how researchers are working out how to cut back on transfusions (via @drol007).
- Could ‘AncientBiotics’ hold the secrets to tackling modern-day superbugs?
- @ASHScotland launches a new Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation.
- You are what you excrete. Scientists can predict a city’s obesity rate by analysing its sewerage (via @pash22 and @motherjones).
- ‘Marmotion’ approaches to tackling childhood obesity discussed in this blog from Natalie Lovell, interning at the @HealthFdn.
- A sobering reminder from @TrussellTrust for those of us who’ve overindulged on our Easter eggs.
From across the pond
- Is Obama playing hardball on healthcare? @dylanlscott argues negotiations in Florida over Medicaid could signal a new playbook.
- How vaccines stopped US epidemics of infectious disease in their tracks. Infographics from @WSJ (shared by @conradhackett).
- Test yourself on real life or Thick of It policy quiz from @Independent.
- Or, if you’re already bored with #GE2015, you’d have sympathy from George Bernard Shaw (judging by this clip unearthed from the @BBCArchive).
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