It’s great to see that Vertex, the manufacturer of life-changing drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis, has struck a deal with the Welsh Government, giving patients access to Orkambi and Symkevi. This means that NHS patients across the whole of the UK can now benefit from these life-saving drugs.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is a chance to celebrate how far we’ve come in research and look ahead to see what more can be done to raise awareness of the effects of diabetes and the actions patients and families can take to reduce its impact.
“You’re joking!” as Brenda from Bristol might say. “Not ANOTHER one!” But here we are, only nine years since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act (FTPA) supposedly kept General Elections five years apart, heading to the polls for the third time in four years.
So the 31 October deadline came and went and a new three-month extension has been agreed between the UK and EU. That means that 31 January 2020 is now the latest cliff-hanger in the extended mini-series of no-deal Brexit deadlines.
Apprenticeships have always been a firm feature of the Further Education (FE) landscape, offering a robust vocational route into many roles across the economy. The term apprenticeship actually comes from the Old French aprentiz meaning "someone learning" and it’s a route that has taken many people to the very top.