27 August 2014
Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up over-charged NHS hospitals millions of pounds, report Richard Whittell and Emily Dugan in The Independent. Leaked internal documents indicate Britain’s biggest pathology services provider, which was established by Serco in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals over-charged the NHS for diagnostic tests. The full article is available here.
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes the report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Peter Gluckman, examining the scientific evidence for and against community water fluoridation.
The ASMS marked 25 years since its formation in 1989 with a commemorative conference in Wellington on Tuesday 26 August. Senior doctors from around the country gathered to hear an inspiring line-up of speakers, including ASMS Foundation President George Downward, keynote guest Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dr Michael Chen-Xu and two panels comprising medical, political and business commentators.