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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…

  Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on all political parties to drive forward efforts to find life-changing treatments for dementia – by urging them to commit just 1% of the annual cost of dementia on research in this general election.…

The Centre has launched a major new project with leading economist, Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, and her team, at the University of Cambridge. How will it work? The research will use expert interviews to test how relevant our…

Almost half of the UK’s workplaces implement practises that inhibit staff empowerment and creative thinking ​75% of workplaces lack a positive work environment Time pressures (41%), unrealistic expectations (33%) and poor workplace culture (25%) named as the biggest preventers of…

 Caroline Glendenning described the necessary ingredients for service integration nearly 20 years ago. They were: Close-knit professional networks;  a mutual sense of long-term obligation; little concern about reciprocation; a high degree of mutual trust; and joint working as core business.…

Dying can be a healthy process. This might seem curious since one definition of health is the absence of disease, and death could be seen as the ultimate failure. A healthy death demonstrates the value of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Bio…

In a spin Revolving doors are old hat in the NHS, which has swapped staff with big Pharma for decades. More doors are turning now, as the NHS recruits from industry and NHS managers move into an expanding commercial health…

For many years I have lectured on epidemiology and included a lecture on medical outcomes. In the course of this I talk enthusiastically about Codman, the american surgeon who dared to look at the long term outcomes of his surgical…