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Immigration Health Surchage to increase for student visas

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) will go up from a price of £470 to £776 per year for students who are required to have a student visa to stay in…

NHS staffing levels “dangerously low” according to British Medical Association Scotland

The British Medical Association (BMA) council Scotland, has warned that NHS staffing levels are “dangerously low” despite “patient demand soaring.” In a press release Dr Iain Kennedy, chairman of BMA…

How will New Zealand’s smoking ban repeal affect the UK?

The new coalition in New Zealand has revoked Jacinda Ardern’s controversial anti-smoking laws that would have prevented anyone born later than 2008 from ever being able to buy any nicotine…

Fringe 2023: Burned Out

Burned Out is a current and political piece about the current state of the NHS, recognising the personal sacrifices that health workers make. Burned Out follows several characters, but the…

Please stop vaping near me

I really don’t understand vaping. How has it just become so integrated into today’s society? It is something that is incredibly difficult to avoid in 2023. You walk down the…

Humza Yousaf and the SNP

I’ve been watching the recent SNP elections like a bemused child might watch a house burn down. Am I proud of this? No. I understand I should be taking this…

The Short Rant: NHS Bureaucracy

I want to be clear: this country needs the NHS. But over the last two days, I’ve felt the tight grip of the red tape of the NHS bureaucracy. I’ve…

The NHS – Undervalued and Underfunded

As Sunday morning comes around again, I call my dad to ask about his plans for the day. We laugh as soon as I ask, we both know the answer…