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Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the NHS Confederation, gave the opening speech at Confed17 today and told the audience of more than 1,000 NHS leaders that a thorough review of long term demand patterns in health and care is needed. His…

As the UK moves into negotiations with the EU, a new alliance has been formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on. The Brexit Health Alliance brings together the NHS, medical research, industry,…

British employers are losing on average 27.5 days of productive time per employee each year as staff take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism) This is equivalent to each…

Be an optimist A 2017 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a clear link between optimism and a longer life. The study looked at 70,000 women aged between 58 and 83 and found that the more positive participants…

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75% of adults would feel guilty if they couldn’t provide care for a family member  42% of those who expect to need care within the next ten years would in fact be happy if a family member refused to provide…

Lord Carter

With International Men’s Health Week looming, we asked Dr Seth Rankin, founder of London Doctors Clinic, to give us the low down on the top 10 health risks to men. What signs symptoms should we look out for and just…

fitness and activity

150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years A study of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day)…

A major new report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), supported by insurance company EY, has found that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not…

On November 23rd 2014 The Observer newspaper quoted the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners as saying: “…doctors are routinely having to work 11 hour days and are making between 40-60 patient contacts a day. We now make…

electronic health, electronic patient records

The Digital Transformation of Various Health Services and Vision for Connected Healthcare Systems by 2020 Healthcare in Western Europe is changing radically as a result of varying demographics, rise of chronic diseases and mounting financial pressure on health systems to control…