By Antonis Tofias (SfGH NC Training Director 2020/21) One silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that I have read significantly more than I otherwise would have. Among all the books and blogs read, one of the most outrageous, yet not surprising, is the BMA’s report on the role of private outsourcing in the COVID-19 … Continue reading Outsourcing: An enemy of the NHS?
Some of the most dedicated, diligent, friendly people you work with or will soon get to work with don’t work for the NHS. Chances are whoever cleans the wards, prepares and serves the food, fixes the lights, and keeps the car parks secure is not an NHS employee. Does it matter? In years past, they … Continue reading Outsourcing and the medic
By Sarah Walpole and Jan Savage, Keep Our NHS Public Image credit: Sarah Walpole \ Universal healthcare (UHC) in the UK is dependent on Parliamentary scrutiny, and most pertinently right now, Parliamentary scrutiny of international trade deals. Drawing on a Parliamentary briefing from Keep Our NHS Public, this blog explains the link, and why it’s … Continue reading Parliamentary scrutiny + UHC; what’s the link?
Meet the Theme Team We are a team of four medical students (plus our Policy and Advocacy Director and Director of International Affairs!) who are passionate about climate change action in our roles as future healthcare workers. We got together to continue the work of last year’s theme and expand it even more. Keep an … Continue reading Climate Change and Health Coordinated Theme Update
By Beth Stinchcombe and Catarina Soares With thanks to Harpreet Kaur, Lucy Singh, Brian Wong, Layth Hanbali and Rhiannon Osborne Welcome to part 2 of our blog about the World Health Assembly (WHA). If you missed part 1, do check it out first as we go through what the WHA is and how it works, … Continue reading The 73rd World Health Assembly: Part 2
'What can we do' By Harpreet Kaur & Chaitra Dinesh - firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com In this second part of a two part series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Global Health issues, we delve a bit deeper and look at how we as individuals can get involved and advocate for what we believe in. … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on Global Health Issues – Part 2
By Jasmin Abbott SfGH, Winner of the Earth Week Blog Competition Addressing climate change offers us the opportunity to integrate respect for our planet and each other into every-day living, to tackle a huge health threat, and even go beyond this to improve health globally, perhaps beyond any recorded baseline. Integrated with this is the … Continue reading Could addressing climate change be the greatest opportunity for the 21st century?
By Beth Stinchcombe and Catarina Soares With thanks to Harpreet Kaur, Lucy Singh, Brian Wong, Layth Hanbali, Rhiannon Osborne, and Katie Hussleby (AfGH) This year, there has been unprecedented interest in the World Health Assembly and the World Health Organisation (WHO), as we face one of the greatest health crises of our time and the … Continue reading The 73rd World Health Assembly: Part 1
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has brought global health to the forefront, discussions around how different aspects of global health are affected are only now starting to arise. There is a realisation that the burden of disease isn’t shared equally among the global population and we need to put a spotlight on this once again.
The WHO weren’t joking when they designated 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We imagined a year of events and advocacy, raising the profile of our profession to conclude the three-year Nursing Now campaign. Instead, nurses are doing just that, in a different but astounding fashion mid-pandemic; showing the everyday … Continue reading International Nurses’ Day 2020