Speeddating 2016

In 2015, the federal government signed into law a set of policies to expand nursery care, empower fathers to take paternity leave, and implement local matchmaking services.

Save for the large-scale demographics stakes, these matchmaking services work like you might expect.

Practices from all corners of the Vale of Trent area were able to attend.

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Unlike countries that offer more generous parental leave, Japan only offers 14 weeks of maternity leave at 60% pay.

Fathers don’t get any paid time off, but many men work upward of 80-hour weeks.

Government-run speed-dating may help get people into bed, in other words, but it’s not likely the grand solution to the problem of Japan’s extinction.

One strand of the Open Policy Making agenda is about using a broader range of evidence to inform policy.

For example the What Works centres were set up to enable policy officials to access research and make use of it for better decision making.

In the policy context, economic and social research is well established.

Arts and humanities research covers about 50 fields from media and communication to history, literature to curating, design to theatre.

Generally arts and humanities research receives less public funding than other areas.

Practices are facing a perfect storm of factors making it difficult to find and keep salaried and partner colleagues.

Senior GPs are making an early dash for the exit and juniors are looking to other specialities or to more work-life balance friendly overseas or locum roles. Pension caps, insurmountable workloads, business uncertainty and risk, premises issues, increasing patient demands, more regulation, higher indemnity costs, the recent GP bashing mood of the media, and active recruitment by sunnier parts of the world.

As a recent book about the impact of social sciences indicated, research from the social sciences is now closely tied up with research in the sciences and technology.

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