eHealth Innovations in Western Europe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

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 overall healthcare expenditure. Over the last decade, healthcare digitization initiatives have been playing a pivotal role in expanding access to quality healthcare in...

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European Public Health Conference

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

10th European Public Health Conference: “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities”, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, 1 – 4 November 2017 Stockholm 2017: Everybody will be there Plenary sessions and speakers We are excited to announce that Ola Rosling, director of Gapminder, will speak in commemoration of Hans Rosling, eminent thinker and public health advocate, who passed away earlier this year. Hans and Ola Rosling were co-founders of...

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Just seven health innovations could save the NHS £18.5 billion, and the social care sector £6.3 billion

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

New report from independent think tank finds just seven health innovations could save the NHS £18.5 billion, and the social care sector £6.3 billion between 2015 – 2030 However, the UK is not doing enough with the tools at its disposal, and a failure to innovate will see rising healthcare spending lead to a deficit worse than that caused by the Financial Crisis A major new report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), supported...

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NHS Adult Inpatient Survey 2016 results show significant declines in key areas of person centred care.

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Results from the NHS Adult Inpatient Survey 2016, published today, show declines in key aspects of person centred care, which had previously shown improvement. In comparison, patients’ overall experience in quality of communication with medical staff remains positive. In the survey of over 77,000 inpatients, the proportion of respondents who said they were ‘definitely’ involved in decisions about their care and treatment fell to 56%, having...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes global action plan to defeat dementia

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has welcomed a global action plan, endorsed by the World Health Assembly, to tackle dementia and improve the lives of those living with the condition. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “The global action plan is an incredibly positive step forward for dementia and highlights that the World Health Assembly is...

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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Commuting to work is bad for health Long commutes are causing poor health and productivity outcomes for the nation’s employees, according to research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The study of more than 34,000 workers across all UK industries, which has been developed by VitalityHealth and is delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer, examined the impact of commuting as well as flexible and home...

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

34% fear the dentist, 17% fear the optician 65% fear discovering a previously unknown health problem 22% have had a previous bad experience 79% hesitate to seek medical advice as a result  ALMOST a quarter of Brits fear the doctor’s waiting room, according to new research.  A survey of 2,000 British adults published in the Waiting Room Woes report by Fletchers Solicitors has revealed that 24% are anxious about visiting their GP surgery....

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