Health & social care

Healthcare through technology

The issues facing the NHS, both now and in the future, are wide and in some instances complex. According to the King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve healthcare in England, there are demographic changes in the UK meaning that there is an ageing population and more people are facing chronic diseases which is placing greater strains on the NHS. In addition, it is widely reported that the NHS is facing funding shortages which will add further pressures to its ability to provide necessary healthcare.

Hip resurfacing; claims against the manufacturer

Hip resurfacing, a type of hip replacement, was first introduced in the 1950s and was a disaster. It was not revisited until the 1980s when a team from Birmingham introduced a method of resurfacing using cobalt chromium. Initial results were excellent and this type of ‘metal on metal’ (MoM) hip replacement was embraced by surgeons worldwide.
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