Archive for 'Top 20'
Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by msoadmin.
While rain clouds hounded all of us in May, they metaphorically loomed over the media’s reporting of NHS, too. NHS staff, negligence, errors and service issues continued to dominate the health news during May, maintaining the pattern observed in April. Perhaps somewhat hidden under the NHS coverage were a couple of interesting trends: cancer had [...]
Posted on 10. May, 2013 by msoadmin.
With NHS staff, negligence and errors still high on the health agenda; this month also sees the arrival of two new entries to the Aurora top 20. As measles, mumps and rubella and children’s health join the ranks of our monthly news updates, this month the team is reminded about the importance of accurate data, [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by msoadmin.
We are surprised that weather-related illnesses haven’t been a trending topic in health news this month, as they’ve definitely been a topic of conversation in the office. From the surprise 16 degree day at the beginning of March, to the current arctic conditions, sniffling has spread like wild fire through the Aurora office. But fear [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by msoadmin.
Having recently returned to work after having a baby, I was interested to see how the health media environment has changed in the year I have been busy in nappy land. It’s been a while since I reviewed the health news in depth…during the last year I am not ashamed to say that my priority [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by msoadmin.
With all the fun and frolics of December festivities we didn’t distribute the top 20 last month but fear not, we have still been busy bees reviewing the news for you. So what are we waiting for? Let’s see what’s been happening in January. If the Aurora top 20 has been forwarded to you by [...]
Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by msoadmin.
Winter is finally here and the Aurora team has unpacked cosy scarves and winter coats to fend off the cold. It looks like a long winter for the NHS too as four of the top six spots are occupied by stories of negligence, social care challenges and recruitment issues. Private healthcare re-entered the tables this [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by msoadmin.
It may not come as a surprise that the NHS continues to dominate the health news and not in a good way. A record breaking half of the top 20 topics this month are NHS-specific and it makes for some sad reading as Trusts around the country continue to get a hammering for all sorts [...]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by msoadmin.
We’re all feeling a little melancholic in the aftermath of the Olympics and Paralympics but it’s not all bad. One recent study showed that the Games have done wonders for boosting morale in the workplace. So, as the nights draw in and the weather turns, let’s keep our inner torch burning! As usual the NHS [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by admin.
Well, it’s been quite a Summer! Our guess is that it would be easier to beat Usain Bolt in the 100 metre sprint, while doing the ‘Mobot’, than it would to find somebody who hasn’t been inspired in some way by the athletes who participated in the 2012 games. Perhaps our recent focus on such [...]
Posted on 04. Jul, 2012 by admin.
As the sporting events in Stratford approach and with the anticipation of more people pouring into London, businesses in the city should have a plan in place to deal with busier tubes, trains and buses. During a normal summer, London has about five million visitors, this summer, three million more are expected! We hope most [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by admin.
While the weather continues to play games with us, ‘The Games’ have grabbed our attention and excitement during May. With the arrival of the Olympic flame in Cornwall and the 70-day relay around the country, the London 2012 Games strive to win the battle for newspaper headlines and securing column inches – obviously only for the [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by admin.
According to Wikipedia, the weather phenomenon known as April showers is a term used to describe Spring rain in parts of the northern hemisphere, particularly the United Kingdom. No kidding? Aurora captured this meteorological marvel on camera and while we might still be wringing the rain from our clothes, we can be sure that [...]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by msoadmin.
Wow isn’t the year going fast; we can’t believe we’re in March already and the news stories have been pouring in. We’ve had some interesting ones, including the special effects worker who now has his own special effect with half a titanium skull! With constant headlines, the NHS’ health policy and service issues remain at [...]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by msoadmin.
We hope December treated you all to a wonderful festive period. In the short business month, issues in the NHS remained a solid part of the Top 20 with NHS performance issues clinging onto the top spot and NHS budget/finance issues climbing 15 places since November. As you might expect, many familiar Christmas ‘time-of-excess’ themed [...]
Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by msoadmin.
Headlines in November have been splashed with stories about finance issues. We have witnessed the resignation of two prime ministers amid financial pressures between Greece and Italy and the European Union. In the meantime, strikes are taking place at hospitals, schools, transportation and local governments due to funding cuts. The world of healthcare is not [...]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by msoadmin.
October has been a turbulent month for global news, including the demise of another dictator within the Arab Spring uprising, the sorry state of affairs of the European financial crisis, and the birth of the world’s seven billionth person at the end of the month. The healthcare world seems to have been somewhat more predictable [...]
Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 by msoadmin.
As the Aurora office, along with the rest of the UK, basks in the very late summer sunshine it seems that the state of the nation’s health and services are very much under a rain cloud. This month’s highest climber and taking number one position was health policy, after a turbulent month for the [...]