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Winning hearts and minds

Richard Vize

Health and council leaders need to work harder to get the public involved, writes Richard Vize The NHS has always struggled to find the right relationship with patients and the public. Clinicians and managers know that listening to local communities and service users helps them to understand what matters and identify ways the system can…

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The new Luddites vs the Borg

Joe Petrie

The critical need for socialism in the future We are on the verge of yet another revolution. The triple whammy of ubiquitous connectivity, artificial intelligence and robotics will enhance our quality of life whilst at the same time bringing about devastating changes in society. Worryingly, the country is ill-prepared to successfully navigate such revolutionary change…

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A view from the campaign trail

Barbara Cannon

The Copeland by-election and the battle to save West Cumberland hospital There is a mighty battle going on just now in Copeland during the parliamentary by-election, triggered when former MP Jamie Reed resigned. Labour has held the seat since the 1930′s and to lose it now is unthinkable. Yet there is a worrying and prevailing view…