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“Women’s Problems”

The UK government has been asked to apologise to women who have suffered years of pain after their concerns over medical procedures and drugs were written off as “women’s problems.” Back in January 2014, I wrote a … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 7 days ago

Ethics

What’s so special about two meters?

Are you, like me, beginning to suspect that the two-meter rule was primarily designed because it was easy for people to understand? It wouldn’t be the first time – remember, the “five a day” rule designed to encourage … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 18th June 2020

Ethics Research

Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

Ethics Research

No News is Good News

Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

Research

What happens to other research when all eyes turn to Covid-19?

Coronavirus research is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but what about non-Covid medical trials? With resources channelled into treatments for the pandemic, what impact is this having on other research projects? Infonetica … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 7th May 2020

    Education Social Care

    University Mental Health Day

    University Mental Health Day Mental health is increasingly on the agenda for policy makers and health practitioners, but one group of society seems to be at an ever increasing risk of developing mental health problems, students. University … Read More

    by Sophie Griffith, 7th March 2019

    Education Social Care

    Mental health referral delays and rejections put pressure on teachers

    In 2017-18 at least 55,000 referrals to children’s mental health services (Camhs) were rejected or considered inappropriate. In the same year, there were almost 200,000 referrals in total – up 26% when compared with 2013-14. The … Read More

    by Ashley Smith, 9th October 2018

      Ethics Research

      “Women’s Problems”

      The UK government has been asked to apologise to women who have suffered years of pain after their concerns over medical procedures and drugs were written off as “women’s problems.” Back in January 2014, I wrote a … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 7 days ago

      Ethics

      What’s so special about two meters?

      Are you, like me, beginning to suspect that the two-meter rule was primarily designed because it was easy for people to understand? It wouldn’t be the first time – remember, the “five a day” rule designed to encourage … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 18th June 2020

      Ethics Research

      Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

      The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

      Ethics Research

      No News is Good News

      Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

      Ethics Research

      Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics

      Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 24th April 2020

        Ethics Research

        “Women’s Problems”

        The UK government has been asked to apologise to women who have suffered years of pain after their concerns over medical procedures and drugs were written off as “women’s problems.” Back in January 2014, I wrote a … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 7 days ago

        Ethics Research

        Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

        The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

        Ethics Research

        No News is Good News

        Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

        Research

        What happens to other research when all eyes turn to Covid-19?

        Coronavirus research is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but what about non-Covid medical trials? With resources channelled into treatments for the pandemic, what impact is this having on other research projects? Infonetica … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 7th May 2020

        Ethics Research

        Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics

        Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 24th April 2020

          Education Social Care

          University Mental Health Day

          University Mental Health Day Mental health is increasingly on the agenda for policy makers and health practitioners, but one group of society seems to be at an ever increasing risk of developing mental health problems, students. University … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 7th March 2019

          Social Care

          Cooking Away Loneliness

          Cooking Away Loneliness The loneliness epidemic has already begun, but is the UK sufficiently prepared to deal with it? With the first ever Minister for Loneliness in the world, being appointed in the UK in February, are … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 25th October 2018

          Social Care

          Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match?

          Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match? With half of all women predicted to develop dementia, are we doing enough to improve the lives of those living with this degenerative disease? Music and dementia may seem an unlikely combination, … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 16th October 2018

          Education Social Care

          Mental health referral delays and rejections put pressure on teachers

          In 2017-18 at least 55,000 referrals to children’s mental health services (Camhs) were rejected or considered inappropriate. In the same year, there were almost 200,000 referrals in total – up 26% when compared with 2013-14. The … Read More

          by Ashley Smith, 9th October 2018

          Social Care

          How Will The UK Cope With An Ageing Population?

          How Will The UK Cope With An Ageing Population? The UK has an ageing population. Are we making appropriate provisions for a health care system that some say is starting to creak? Infonetica recently conducted a survey that … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 28th August 2018

            Research Tissue Auditor

            Free Covid-19 testing support from Infonetica

            Like everyone, we at Infonetica want to help assist in the current Covid-19 crisis. Tissue Auditor is already being used to help UK Covid-19 testing so we are making it more widely available. Our tissue tracking software, … Read More

            by Ashley Smith, 23rd April 2020

            Tissue Auditor

            Coroners Could Start Investigating Full-Term Stillbirths

            Rates of full-term stillbirths in the UK are currently at their lowest levels on record, accounting for 1 in 225 births. While this figure has seen an almost constant decline since the 1980s, it is still higher than several … Read More

            by Kallie Price, 8th April 2019

              Uncategorised

              Mental Health in Footballers

              With Mental Health at the Forefront of the Agenda, Are Football Clubs Lagging Behind? It was recently announced that access to the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) mental health services by professional footballers … Read More

              by Sophie Griffith, 19th March 2019