Doris, cleaner to the chattering classes, and the NHS

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A new UCL European Institute series of cartoons by Ros Asquith featuring Doris, a cleaning lady that witnesses the divides of a society shaken by Brexit. This series will be composed of a monthly cartoon shedding light on a particular issue around the British society and Brexit from July 2018 till the departure of the UK from the EU in March 2019.

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Can the UK be an independent leading regulator in the development of new medicines and medical devices?

The Chequers summit on 6 July and the subsequent resignation of ministers illustrates how controversial it is to decide whether the UK should share a “common rule book” with the EU after Brexit, or set up its own independent regulators. In this blog, Derek Hill looks at the regulation of medicines and medical devices as examples of the thin margin of action that the UK … Continue reading Can the UK be an independent leading regulator in the development of new medicines and medical devices?

Brexit and the NHS: The figures behind the claims

An infographic compiled by international healthcare network MEDIGO explores some of the facts and figures behind claims from both sides of the EU referendum campaign about the NHS. In this post, marketing manager Andrew Cherrie explains the motivation behind putting this together. The National Health Service has always been used for point scoring across all sections of the political spectrum, with the level of polemic … Continue reading Brexit and the NHS: The figures behind the claims