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Today we publish the scoping review on heritage and wellbeing, from the communitywellbeing evidence programme. It looked at 75 papers and reports on the impact of heritage places, interventions, and assets – things like historic objects, monuments or buildings –…

Squabbling about the NHS. What has happened to the Socialist Health Association? Readers of HM may be aware that the SHA is affiliated to the Labour Party, but that position may be under challenge after recent events. Private Eye picked…

Medical technology is once again named the most popular patent filing category at the European Patent Office (EPO), according to the EPO’s latest annual report. There were 13,795 filings in the medtech category throughout 2018, up from 13,134 in 2017…

The finances of patients with life-changing illness, renal failure, or who are undergoing dialysis treatment are being improved by a scheme which, to date, has provided a staggering £2m in financial benefits. UK Care – the ground-breaking scheme spearheaded by utility charity…

This week the ONS published a comparative look at how the UK, as a whole, is doing. They compared it against the performance of other countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They…

Responding to the Health Foundation’s report on capital spending in the NHS, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This timely report highlights the worrying fall in capital investment in the NHS – we are spending less…

Millions of vulnerable people are being deprived of the care and support they need because of the Government’s failure to grasp the crisis in social care, with services in parts of the country near collapse. That is the message from…

  Responding to NHS Improvement’s appointment of Prerana Issar, its new Chief People Officer, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: “This is an important appointment for NHS Improvement and NHS England. “It provides much-needed leadership for the national workforce agenda and…

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs An international team of researchers has identified some striking new insights into the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase risk for the disease. The International Genomic…

Responding to the Health Secretary’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing services for NHS staff following the launch of a Health Education England review, BMA mental health policy lead, Dr Andrew Molodynski, said: “Staff are fundamental to the delivery…