Health: vital signs
Jeremy Laurance is a writer on health issues. He is former health editor of The Independent and the i and has covered the specialism for more than 20 years. He thinks the harm medicine does is under-appreciated, the harm it prevents over-rated, and that cycling works better than most drugs. He was named Specialist Journalist of the Year in the 2011 British Press Awards.
Tuesday 27 January 1998
The Road Traffic Reduction Bill has its second reading in the Commons this week and Ian Roberts, of the Institute of Child Health, says MPs tempted not to support it should consider their children's quality of life.
Elderly people are frequently shunted out of hospital with no arrangements made for their care at home. A report by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group, set up to advise the Government on aspects of care, confirms that community health services are characterised by "fragmentation and confusion."
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