Health Europa Quarterly Issue 06

Health Europa Quarterly issue 06 highlights the 70th anniversary of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), as well as outlining the changes and challenges that healthcare is currently facing across Europe.

How is the NHS performing now it has entered its 70th year?

  • 2018 saw the NHS celebrate its 70th year, providing free healthcare to millions since its inception in 1948. Writing for Health Europa Quarterly, Dr Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation reflects on the wealth of challenges facing the NHS.
  • Performance figures for the A&E in winter, published by NHS England, revealed they were the worst since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), Dr Chris Moulton, argues that this is symptomatic of the widespread changes in our society that are overwhelming long-established systems of healthcare provision.
  • David Bolton, Quik’s vice-president, industry solutions, marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS by looking at the transformative possibilities data analytics offers the servce in becoming a truly integrated and robust healthcare system fit for another 70 years.

What does the future of healthcare look like?

  • Epigenetics research examines mechanisms of gene regulation that do not alter the underlying DNA sequence. Dr Jason Mellad, chief executive officer at Cambridge Epigenetix in the UK, discusses the emerging and evolving field of epigentic-led diagnostics and personalised approaches to medicine.
  • Health Europa Quarterly looks at the role anaesthesia stands to play in medical procedures and how clinical advocates such as the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, are ensuring it remains a prevalent method for patient pain therapy.
  • 2016 marked 20 years of successful EU-Israel research and innovation collaboration, making Israel the first country outside the EU framework programmes in 1996. Health Europa Quarterly charts the enormous success of this collaboration.

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