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The NHS long-term plan must help bring about a “breakthrough” in the development of local health and care systems by allowing them greater freedom and minimising central control, according to the NHS Confederation. The Confederation is calling for action to…

Key findings There are a range of potential benefits from community involvement in decision-making, for both participants and their wider communities. Joint decision-making interventions can be successful in deflecting threats to the local area, maintaining and enhancing local conditions, resisting…

  Barnett Waddingham’s Why BWell report investigated mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and found that 32% of the UK’s workforce are currently coasting While three in five (62%) coasters are content in their lives generally, only around a…

Being critical of “national treasures “(NT) is not normally done –after all, they are national treasures. George Monbiot did a pretty good hatchet job on NT David Attenborough this week in The Guardian berating him for not being more outspoken…

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Big Pharma bounces back? The UK economy may be sluggish after the 2008 recession but Big Pharma continues to grow, worldwide, with overall R&D spending in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector growing from around $128 billion in 2008 to $158…

Young people and adults are more likely to engage in most kinds of cultural and sports activities if other members of their households were also doing so. For example, adults living as a couple are five times more likely to…

Compelling evidence supports proposals for social prescribing made in a speech today by Matt Hancock. At the second national annual conference on social prescription – ‘Social prescribing: coming of age’ – at the King’s Fund today, Tuesday 6 November 2018 at…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and…

Today Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to set out his aim for people to have fire more years of healthy, independent life by 2035. Part of his plan to achieve this is to increase the use of technology to predict…

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s expected announcement of his prevention vision, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “This is great leadership from the Secretary…