May 2015 Archive

Can technology help the NHS?

On his reappointment as Health Secretary after the recent election, Jeremy Hunt underlined his commitment to ‘transform care outside hospitals’. He referred to the need for better coordination and collaboration between ‘GP practices, community care and social care’, reaffirming the challenge to the NHS posed by a growing, elderly population.

CAP reform update

The majority of the guidelines relating to land eligibility, number of entitlements, active farmer requirements and greening have not changed substantially over the past 12 months. The two main areas of change are the means of registering for BPS and the announcement of the new RDPE which was agreed in February and will cover the new agri-environment scheme, Countryside Stewardship, some elements of which are already open for applications.
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