Fighting Ill Health and Disease

Treat with care

Simon Bennett

By Dr Simon Bennett, University of Leicester. The government has responded to Baroness Neuberger’s report into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) by announcing its termination. The report, More Care – Less Pathway, claimed that 130,000 patients were subjected to the LCP annually. Financial inducements were offered to encourage take-up. Introduced to improve patients’ end-of-life experience […]

Research using animals: stop pretending it’s a special case of exploitation for human benefit

Mike Barer

By Professor Mike Barer, University of Leicester. The opening of any substantial new research facility in this University is cause for celebration; however, that we should publicly celebrate the commissioning of a building concerned with use of animals in biomedical research has drawn comment. Extreme views about animal research have provoked a clandestine approach amongst […]