Organ Donations Rising Across the UK

 

The BBC have reported the a record 170 organ donations took place across the UK in January of this year, resulting in more than 400 life-saving transplants. This comes at a time when the NHS is running a public consultation on the opt-out donation scheme. This  is already in place in Wales and in June 2017 the Scottish government stated it would bring forward legislation to implement this system.

About 80% of transplant patients are waiting to receive a new kidney. Fiona Loud, policy director at Kidney Care UK, said: “One person dies every day whilst waiting for a kidney transplant; it is abundantly clear that we need to review our current system now to stop this continuing.”

To read the article in full please follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43060382

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How have public attitudes to the NHS changed over the past three decades?

The British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey began in 1983 and through this the British public has shared its views on the NHS, this covers almost half of the NHS’s 70-year history. The Kings Fund has published a piece looking at how attitudes have changed over this time period. On the whole, the belief that the NHS should be available to all and free at the point of use has remained the same. However, there has been some differences in how satisfied the public are with the NHS over the same period.

To read the piece in full please go to :https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/how-have-public-attitudes-to-nhs-changed

 

Explore 200 years of mental health history online with The Retreat Archive

*Posted on behalf of the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York*

The Retreat hospital archive has been digitised with funding from the Wellcome Collection and is now available online.

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