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HealthTech ‘critical’ to the future of the NHS

HealthTech ‘critical’ to the future of the NHS

Parliament Street debate on the role of digital technologies in the NHS includes leading figures from the world of HealthTech including Mark Kelly from PushDoctor.co.uk and Rajiv Sethi, from the Faculty of Digial Health Leading figures from the world of technology consultancy have called on the National Health Service (NHS) to modernise its systems in order to provide more cost […]

by · 21st September 2017 · Tech Forum, Blog
Germans will go to the polls Sunday.

Germans Vote on Sunday- Here’s What You Need to Know

In a year where the political landscape in the United Kingdom, United States, and the continent have shifted dramatically, one country has stood firm with remarkable fortitude: Germany. Germans have had to endure a lot of hardship in the past couple of years. The Eurozone crisis saw the German government take the lead and contribute billions of euros to an EU […]

by · 18th September 2017 · Blog
PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

PODCAST – Maureen Watt, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Health

Last week, Danny Bowman had the opportunity to sit down with Maureen Watt MSP, the Minister for Mental Health at Holyrood. The role was created by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in her second term reshuffle. Maureen Watt became a member of Scottish Parliament in 2006, making her maiden speech on the subject of drugs and rehabilitation. Prior to entering […]

by · 11th September 2017 · Mental Health
The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

Get your tickets for tomorrow’s Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference here. The NHS is in a state of crisis. People are living longer, giving rise to more complex illnesses, which need more expensive treatments – all on an unprecedented scale. With NHS Trusts in England reporting a deficit of £886m earlier this year, it’s clear that the national jewel is […]

by · 8th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
Demontrators from pro-EU group Open Britain protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally launch Brexit today after signing the letter to begin the country's departure from the European Union. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

EU Nationals in the UK Face the Same Dilemma as DREAMERs

If you’re an EU citizen living and working in the UK right now, you probably have a lot of questions regarding your future status in your host country. You’re unsure about your access to healthcare, about your ability to work, and worst of all, whether you’ll be deported back to your country of origin. Cue the DREAMERs. The political and legal […]

by · 7th September 2017 · Blog
The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

The Dream is Not Dead for DREAMERs

Our Senior International Correspondent, Thomas Lahey, writes an open letter to those Americans affected by the announcement of the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order.  Look, I get it. I’m angry too. Why would a President who repeatedly said that he “loves” DREAMERs and wants to protect you, then repeal the DACA Executive Order, putting your […]

by · 6th September 2017 · US Politics, Blog
Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

With PWC estimating that up to 30 per cent of existing UK jobs are susceptible to automation from robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) by the early 2030s – 250,000 in the public sector alone – it’s unsurprising that many workers feel a perpetual question mark surrounding the future of their work. Even today’s students are feeling the burden, with nearly […]

by · 5th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

Kate Baldwin, Parliament Street’s comment editor, looks at how ICO fines will decimate companies that haven’t met the minimum requirements of GDPR. There’s been a significant amount of turbulence around how European laws, regulations and directives will proceed post-Brexit. As exit discussions continue, the Government is naturally keeping its cards to its chest. One of the few things that the […]

by · 1st September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

Parliament Street is pleased to announce a major new Tech Frontiers conference in Westminster on Saturday September 9th. The event will include guest speakers from some of the tech industry’s biggest brands including BT and IBM and will attract entrepreneurs, tech professionals and industry experts. “As Parliament Street continues to thrive during its fifth year, we’re thrilled to announce this flagship event […]

U.S. Soldiers depart Forward Operating Base Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010, to conduct a patrol. The Soldiers are from 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released)

The US is Out of Ideas in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been a policy dilemma for 16 years now and it seems that US strategy is unable to reach the level of creativity or nuance necessary to inflict lasting damage on the Taliban and ISIL in the country. Last night, President Trump announced an increase in the troop-presence in Afghanistan without referencing a specific number, though several generals have […]

by · 22nd August 2017 · Blog