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Using GPT-2 to generate Tweets

blog post image Last summer I blogged about using a Deep Neural Network to generate tweets but only used 3200 of my tweets. Since then I've used Twitter's archive mechanism to retrieve ALL my tweets (just over 30,000) to train a network. Not any old network - the GPT-2 model from OpenAI. This 'finetuning' of an existing...

NHS sets up mental health hubs for staff traumatised by Covid

blog post image Forty hubs in England will field calls from frontline staff and contact those at higher risk directly

More progress needed to achieve gender equality in NHS leadership - Hospital Dr

More progress needed to achieve gender equality in NHS leadership - Hospital Dr

COVID-19 data from first 775 cases in ICU in UK

blog post image “This report contains data on all confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to ICNARC up to midnight on 26 March 2020 from critical care units participating in the Case Mix Programme (all NHS adult, general intensive care and combined intensive care/high dependency units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,...

Coronavirus COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 information

blog post image A collection of information sources for COVID-19. The NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. The first point of call for someone in the UK who thinks they have symptoms or have been exposed whilst travelling. The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 information webpage. UK Government's Coronavirus action plan. Public...

Behaviour change: guide for local government and partners: This guide is for local government and partners such as the NHS,

blog post image Behaviour change: guide for local government and partners: This guide is for local government and partners such as the NHS, emergency services and third-sector to support people to have healthier behaviours.

UCL cancer policy update

blog post image “Because of the complexity of delivering better cancer care and the dynamics of NHS funding and introducing better practices in the health service there is a strong case for developing new cancer strategies for all the UK nations for the 2020s. Britain could also benefit from leading an independent...

'If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration.'

blog post image Leading for integrated care: This report explores the progress, challenges and opportunities the move towards greater integration presents, through interviews with 16 people leading or chairing an integrated care system or sustainability and transformation partnership. "Under current plans all parts...

Patient experience feedback in UK hospitals: What types are available and what are their potential roles in quality improvement

blog post image Patient experience feedback in UK hospitals: What types are available and what are their potential roles in quality improvement (QI)?: The comparative uses of different types of patient experience (PE) feedback as data within quality improvement (QI) are poorly understood. This paper reviews what types...

Change in clinical practice is slow even when it is obvious change should occur. Changing to a generic drug took 8 months

blog post image Change in clinical practice is slow even when it is obvious change should occur. Changing to a generic drug took 8 months and it was 18 months for adopting a guideline on UTI. "Substantial variation was observed in the speed with which individual NHS general practices responded to warranted changes...

Development of new antibiotics encouraged with new pharmaceutical payment system: The NHS will test the world's first ‘subscription’

blog post image Development of new antibiotics encouraged with new pharmaceutical payment system: The NHS will test the world's first ‘subscription’ style payment model to incentivise pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for resistant infections. "The new trial will be led by the National Institute for...

Thinking about the workforce of the future? Then I highly recommend this best-selling book by Adam Kay - a trainee doctor

blog post image Thinking about the workforce of the future? Then I highly recommend this best-selling book by Adam Kay - a trainee doctor in the NHS having burnt-out in his training before becoming a fully qualified Obstetrician. It is important reading for anyone wondering how the world of busy medical staff could...

"All forms of Brexit are bad for health, but some are worse than others. This paper builds on our 2017 analysis using the

blog post image "All forms of Brexit are bad for health, but some are worse than others. This paper builds on our 2017 analysis using the WHO health system building blocks framework to assess the likely effects of Brexit on the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. We consider four possible scenarios as follows:...

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling in England: Two drug companies were trying to stop doctors offering

blog post image NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling in England: Two drug companies were trying to stop doctors offering a cheaper eye treatment.

Charging patients for appointments 'against founding principle of NHS', says RCGP

blog post image Charging patients for appointments 'against founding principle of NHS', says RCGP

The words we use in Diabetes. A language matters booklet from NHS England introduced by Partha Kar about the choice of words

blog post image The words we use in Diabetes. A language matters booklet from NHS England introduced by Partha Kar about the choice of words when communicating with people about diabetes. Really nice piece of work explaining how to bring more empathy to your conversations and less stigma.

New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money - Hospital Dr

blog post image New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money - Hospital Dr

Thyroid drug to stay on the NHS: The decision on liothyronine was part of a wider prescribing review by NHS England.

blog post image Thyroid drug to stay on the NHS: The decision on liothyronine was part of a wider prescribing review by NHS England.

Denying patients NHS treatment based on lifestyle factors is not conducive to a good doctor-patient relationship. In response

blog post image Denying patients NHS treatment based on lifestyle factors is not conducive to a good doctor-patient relationship. In response to the Hertfordshire Valley CCG’s decision to restrict access to routine surgery until morbidly obese patients have lost weight, or smokers have given up, as discussed...

Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors - Hospital Dr

blog post image Cut work hours and bureaucracy if NHS trusts want to retain older doctors - Hospital Dr