Introducing Eva

Introducing Eva

Just over 4 years ago, I wrote a piece in the Huffington Post titled “Medical Cannabis Can Make A Real Difference To People’s Suffering – Let’s Free Its Potential”. In the piece, I argued that the Barnes Report of 2016 marked a turning point in UK...
QALY’s: Measuring the immeasurable (part 2)

QALY’s: Measuring the immeasurable (part 2)

The most popular Quality of Life (QoL) measure used in the UK is EQ-5D – a framework used by NICE, the body in charge of funding decisions for the NHS. EQ-5D is a standardized instrument developed by the EuroQol Group as a measure of health-related quality of life...
QALY’s: Measuring the immeasurable (part 2)

QALY’s: Measuring the immeasurable (part 1)

There is a good chance when you ask this question you will be met with a scornful look and the assertion that a life is priceless, not only that, but there is something inherently immoral about expressing the value of one’s life as a number of pounds or dollars. The...