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A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement…

 Government must end short sighted cuts to public health services, says NHS Confederation  In response to a new BMA report on public health: Prevention Before Cure: Prioritising Population Health, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “The…

 This is Engineering campaign works with young engineers to compile a list of engineering wonders as research shows misconceptions about the profession could be preventing young people finding their dream career Young people asked to identify engineering wonders of the 21st century…

Last week, on International Happiness Day, the 7th edition of the World Happiness Reportwas published. The report scores and ranks countries based on the answer to the Cantril ladder question included in the Gallup World Poll, which asks people to…

 Background Globalised and 24/7 business operations have fuelled demands for people to work long hours and weekends. Research on the mental health effects of these intensive temporal work patterns is sparse, contradictory or has not considered gender differences. Our objective…

Flu can be extremely dangerous for the very old, the very young and those with weakened immune systems and it’s therefore vitally important to try to prevent its spread.  That’s why the flu fighter awards, run by NHS Employers, recognise…

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…