GHP January 2016

ghp Research, Translation, Commercialisation inside this issue this month’s foreword editor’s note “A world without antibiotics is a public health issue and avoiding the apocaplypse needs the public interest at its heart.” Professor Colin J Suckling OBE, DSc, FRSE Research Professor of Chemistry University of Strathclyde Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton... talks us through his ‘Making Life Better Strategy’ which reflects the commitment of the Executive to improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities, through co-ordinated and focussed action on the wider social, economic and en- vironmental determinants of health. Page 4 06 News 12 What Can Healthcare Learn About Patient Experience Tools from Travel and ECommerce? 16 New Ambition to Halve Rate of Stillbirths and Infant Deaths. By Dr. Professor Alan Cameron 18 In Search of the Perfect Health System. A new book by Mark Britnell 20 The Dignity of Living. Dr. Bryce G. Rutter 22 Professional Lead for Public Health Nursing. By Helen Donovan 24 Free HIV Home Sampling Launched to Increase HIV Testing Initiative. By Professor Kevin Fenton 26 Antibiotic Apocalypse. By Professor Colin J Suckling 28 Public-Private Partnerships in the Translation of Academic Innovation into Drug Development. By Dr Julie Brady 30 Dr Xavier G. Medi-Spa clinic 32 Martin Graf, AIRBORN eyewear Global Health & Pharma, 39A Birmingham Road, Blakedown, Worcestershire, DY10 3JW Tel: +44 (0) 1234 567 890 | Email: [email protected] | Web: Welcome to the January Issue of ghp Magazine. In an exclusive foreword, Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton details his department’s Making Life Better Strategy which reflects the commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive to “improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities, through co-ordinated and fo- cussed action on the wider social, economic and environmental determinants of health.” In this insightful and topical edition of global health & pharma, Professor Alan Cameron, RCOG Vice President, Clinical Quality discusses the ‘Each Baby Counts’ five-year initiative which “aims to halve the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour by 2020.” Helen Donovan, Professional lead for public health nursing at the Royal College of Nursing argues that cutting public health budgets “in- tended to prevent health problems before they start – is incredibly short-sighted, and risky”. Dr. Bryce G. Rutter, Founder & CEO Metaphase Design Group Inc. reveals his thoughts on the dignity of living, as we continue to make incred- ible advances in medicine, the importance the human factor” he argues. Other topics covered in this edition include anti- biotic resistance, HIV infection and drug develop- ment. Do feel free to contact me if you would like to submit an article for the next edition or for the global health & pharma website. We hope you enjoy this issue.