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To ensure productivity isn’t affected, organisations must install the right policies and technologies     Recently, doctors and medical professionals warned that the London Underground could become a “hotbed” for coronavirus disease, official name COVID-19. The UK Chief Medical Officers have also raised…

Below are two appreciations of the late Julian Tudor Hart by the two editors of Healthmatters who knew him well. Readers are invited to add to these by sending their contributions to Paul Walker at paulcrawfordwalker@googlemail.com   1.   As a…

MS Society research shows carers pushed to breaking point New MS Society research shows half of family members and friends supporting someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) are not getting the support they need1, and one in three (34%) have given…

Responding to Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, Sara Gorton, Cavendish Coalition co-convenor and UNISON head of health, said:“The stark findings that life expectancy has stalled in England for the first time since 1900 and health is getting…

As the quarantine aboard cruise ship Diamond Princess is increasingly proven to have been disastrously misjudged, it’s becoming apparent that the coronavirus is not acting alone as it causes devastation. Poor crisis communications and sub-par decision-making may have been contributing to the…

The Centre launched five years ago and has been hugely successful in making the case for why wellbeing should be a key objective of policy. While all agree improving wellbeing matters – what that means, how we achieve it, and…

Today, we are marking half a decade as a Centre, and providing new research and guidance, with: A wayfinder report for policy officials – Wellbeing Evidence at the Heart of Policy updates the landmark Commission on Wellbeing and Policy with evidence-informed WISER priority…

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Most say the UK could be a world leader in research and development – but faces constraints on top talent Senior executives in life sciences see a positive future outside the European Union for the UK – if it exercises…

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The House of Lords Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment will this week take evidence from charities working to promote better public health, as well as the UK’s food and drinks manufacturing trade body, as it explores whether…

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Responding to The King’s Fund report Thinking Differently About Commissioning, Nick Ville, Director of Membership and Policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “This report is welcome recognition of the increasing importance of collaboration, what…