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Life expectancy is a key measure of our success as a society. It has roughly tripled over the course of human history, and we have become used to sustained, year-on-year increases – albeit with significant differences by socioeconomic status. The…

Responding to analysis of new data by the Nuffield Trust which shows that people born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK, Dr…

No prisoners A lot of nonsense is written about privatisation of the NHS, and some of it is so eloquent that it gets into the London Review of Books. Eloquence and nonsense are compatible, of course, as two letter writers…

Charities, especially small- and medium-sized ones, want to measure what matters. But what does wellbeing look like in your context? And where do you start when it comes to measuring it? At the Centre we are committed to supporting voluntary…

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes the Conservatives’ pledge to double investment in dementia research as a ‘step in the right direction’. Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and costs the economy more than cancer and heart disease…

PERINATAL WELLBEING AND THE LINK WITH PREGNANCY-RELATED STRESS Understanding what wellbeing means in relation to pregnant women and new mums is tricky. For a long time, our understanding of perinatal wellbeing has focused on risk mitigation and the measurement, and…

Health leaders across England have urged the incoming Government to address the critical issues that will improve and transform services for patients as they warn that a lack of staffing and failure to address the pensions crisis is putting care…

  Health leaders have warned that the persistent neglect of social care is damaging patient care across the NHS and risks not making the most of the government’s extra £20.5bn investment in the service. In a snap poll carried out…

– Diabetes effects an estimated 5.7m UK adults, causing over 500 premature deaths a week – 59.8m UK adults have never been screened to assess their level of risks for developing the largely preventable Type 2 diabetes – 81% of…