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Now the Labour Party’s objectives for the NHS are clearer, the real politics begins. If May’s government collapses, as looks increasingly possible, Labour will need to project its tactical policies for the NHS forcefully, both to rise above the din…

After decades of short term funding, reactive policy making and short planning cycles we should be delighted to finally see genuine moves to longer term thinking with things like the establishment of the Foresight projects in England and the Well-being…

Mental health practitioners are being embedded in secondary schools across Barnsley in a pioneering multi agency initiative to tackle poor mental health among children. The £1.3m scheme is being funded by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered in all 10…

A new research report calls for a change in approach in the treatment of psychosis in dementia, to find alternatives to highly damaging antipsychotics. Up to two thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease experience psychotic episodes, yet the distressing symptom…

Labour promised much for the NHS at its’ recent Conference. Here are some reactions. The NHS faces one of the toughest winters in its history. Last year hospitals were already stretched far beyond their capacity, with more than four thousand…

Felicia Huppert, Director of the Wellbeing Institute at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, takes us through her perspective, grounded in academia and practice, to underscore the importance of good wellbeing measures. If something is worth measuring, it’s worth measuring…

Responding to the call for a £500m winter bail-out for the NHS, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the entire health and care system, said: “In many ways the winter crisis is actually now…

9 in 10 people (89%) believe loneliness in older age is now more likely than ever – rising to 93% when asking those aged 65+ More than half of British adults (56%) say admitting to loneliness is difficult The Campaign…

Just one in five (21%) people don’t expect to need residential social care in their old age. Of those who believe they may, two-thirds (67%) thought it most likely they would need it from age 80 or older. 80% of…

ONE in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable[i], warns a new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opticians Specsavers.…