In the News

How we stop GPs ‘leaving for Dubai’ as the NHS turns 75

They’ve been described as the ‘beating heart’ and the ‘backbone’ of the NHS. And for most of us our local doctor is our first and most frequent point of contact with the health service. GP surgeries deal with about 90% of NHS patient contacts for around 10% of the overall budget. But with a shortage of

British children are much shorter than other rich nations – why that’s a sign of far more serious problems for Greater Manchester kids

Children in Britain are much shorter than those in other wealthy nations, with a poor national diet being blamed. Helena Vesty reports on why diminishing height is just one small sign of a far more insidious problem hitting Greater Manchester youngsters, especially. Five-year-olds in Britain are, on average, up to seven centimetres shorter than children