The rising north–south divide in health in the UK

This doesn’t make great reading.

….in the past 20 years, age- and sex-adjusted excess mortality has increased by as much as 46 percentage points in people aged 35–44 years in the north of England compared with the south, and by 27 percentage points in people aged 25–34 years…

….One cause of this higher mortality is an increase in suicide in young people since the 2008 recession, mostly in the north of England. This has been linked to increases in unemployment, associated with poverty, inferior social welfare, educational attainment, and poorer health outcomes. Rates of drinking, smoking, and obesity are also comparatively higher in the north and are at least partly driven by more fast food shops on northern high streets….

The Lancet

The Monday Morning Quote #442

“The solutions are all simple – after you have arrived at them.

But they’re simple only when you know already what they are.”

Robert M. Pirsig

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Monday Morning Quote #443

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

John Muir aka “Muir of the mountains”

 

“Intelligent Tracking Prevention.”

From John Naughton’s Memex.

What’s coming in IoS 11

Ah, at last something interesting:

In September, Apple will release new changes to Safari with iOS 11 called “Intelligent Tracking Prevention.” These changes will have large effects on the ad tech industry and create new winners and losers.

In short, the iOS 11 changes will really help the big guys, are neutral to the small guys and significantly hurt the mid-size guys.

Hmmm… Not sure that this will be a boon to the world (c.f. the stuff about helping the big guys). I’ll continue to use my own protective measures.

…me too.

Life After Dentistry Seminar at The RAF Club

A Very Special Evening at a Very Special Venue.

LIFE AFTER DENTISTRY – HOW TO PLAN AND LIVE YOUR IDEAL RETIREMENT


Join Lily Head from Lily Head Practice Sales, Matt Smith from New Life Financial Planners & Alun Rees, The Dental Business Coach at

The Royal Airforce Club, Piccadilly, London on Thursday 14th September.

If you are a Principal Dentist join us at this seminar which focused on helping dental practice owners achieve the maximum value for their practices and how to convert those funds into the most advantageous retirement plan.

Matt Smith will be discussing, ‘How to retire years early and be financially free, have more income and pay less tax.’ 

Lily Head will be discussing  ‘Market Conditions for Sellers and an overview of the end to end sale process’.

Alun Rees will be discussing ‘Preparing your practice and yourself for transition to becoming “sale ready” and beyond’.

Tap here for details of content.

Tap here to register your interest.

 

The Monday Morning Quote #441

A collection of quotes, aphorisms, sayings, songs or poems to get your week off to a good start.

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory”

Sir Francis Drake

(whose fleet returned to Plymouth on this day in 1573)

An unregulated industry that’s exploiting people, including children,

How ethical is the cosmetic surgery market?

“We’ve got largely an unregulated industry that’s exploiting people, including children, by promoting often untested and unproven products and procedures. We need better regulation of the quality and safety of these procedures, the people who carry them out, and where they are carried out.”

These were strong concluding words from the Nuffield Council of Bioethics. Its recent report, focusing on the ethical issues surrounding the cosmetic surgery industry, makes for very interesting reading. The report highlights the significant concerns, concerns that are shared by many, surrounding the UK cosmetic surgery market.

From Penningtons Manches LLP. Full article HERE.

 

%d bloggers like this: