from The Great Debate UK:

The NHS: Back on the operating table

July 14, 2010

BRITAIN-US/HEALTHCARE

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Do you believe homeopathic treatments work?

November 26, 2009

BOOTSA panel of scientists and doctors has told MPs that treating patients with homeopathy on the NHS is unethical and a dubious use of public money, arguing that there is insufficient clinical evidence to support such treatments.

Do you love the NHS?

August 14, 2009

The National Health Service (NHS) has endured a barrage of criticism from opponents of Barack Obama’s plans to push through a healthcare bill that would rein in costs, place constraints on insurance companies and expand health cover to 46 million uninsured Americans.

Where would you cut public spending?

July 20, 2009

Vows by Labour and the Conservatives to protect the NHS from spending cuts will require tax hikes or cuts to other areas, a new report shows.

Down’s Syndrome numbers don’t add up

November 24, 2008

Are more women choosing to have a Down’s Syndrome baby despite learning from a prenatal scan they are carrying a child with the condition?

Ban smoking in cars?

October 7, 2008

rtr1xxhr.jpgAnti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) says serious thought should be given to a ban on smoking in cars.

Family doctors dislike government medicine

July 3, 2008

Health Minister Ben BradshawA simmering row between family doctors and the government has erupted after Health Minister Ben Bradshaw accused GPs of stifling competition by operating “gentlemen’s agreements” not to poach each others’ patients.