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Introduction The rising number of obese and/or physically inactive individuals might negatively impact human lifespan. This study assessed the association between height, body mass index (BMI) and non-occupational physical activity and the likelihood of reaching 90 years of age, in…

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the…

Responding to the Topol Review, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “Technology can have a transformative effect on our health service, making it better for patients all over the country as…

For the first time, this week the Office for National Statistics released the latest personal wellbeing data, alongside their indicators for economic wellbeing. Our Head of Evidence, Deborah Hardoon, explored the results and  finds three things things that stand out. The…

                                                          Responding to NHS England’s latest winter situation reports, Nick Ville, Director…

A struggle for survival? The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has suggested that merging hospital trusts could increase patient harm incidents and death rates, according to the HSJ (Shaun Lintern 4th February 2019). The CMA study used a new methodology…

For 4 decades there have been activists who believe that all changes in the NHS are part of a plot to move our tax funded NHS onto the American, private insurance funded, model.  This would then allow services to be…

 A new report  published today by Pulse UK, finds stark trends in the workforce culture of the best and worst performing hospital trusts. Key findings include staff at ‘inadequate’ hospital trusts being 20% less likely to believe their trust prioritises…

Responding to the new Primary Care Network and GP contract deal, Matthew Winn, Chair of the Community Network, which has been established by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, said: “Primary and community health services working together will make a…

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware is launching the Drink Free Days are not Just for January campaign today (Tuesday). Evidence from the Drinkaware Monitor 2018 has revealed that whilst men are more likely than women to be drinking over the low…