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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Responding to today’s (24 February) NHS Weekly Winter Operational Update, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said: “This does demonstrate the NHS’s resilience and willingness to respond in the face of…

The UK government recently announced plans to “measure happiness” in the country, at an apparent cost of £2 million. The Prime Minister’s argument for this being that GDP is too crude a measure for the achievements of a nation or,…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Responding to NHS Improvement’s ‘Quarterly report on the performance of the NHS provider sector’, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said: “This is a tragedy – the NHS had made huge strides…

fitness and activity

Following today’s study from The University of Maryland, which found a one off 30 minute exercise session can ward of cardiovascular disease, Vitality has found that by going one step further and increasing your activity to the Government recommended 150…

adult-obesity

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

Sense logo

The national disability charity Sense has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to incentivise the integration of…

Image of people exercising tackling adult obesity

Social prescribing is missing an opportunity to help people with long-term health conditions into meaningful work, Work Foundation report finds. The new report from the Work Foundation – part of Lancaster University – promotes this in supporting clients with long-term…

cyber security, AI

New data – announced in February by Nuance Communications – has revealed that nearly half of NHS Trusts (43%) are investing in artificial intelligence ( AI ) enabling patients to ‘self-help’ when accessing services. The Trusts are harnessing technology such…

electronic health, electronic patient records

As the NHS battles to cope with a target to switch to electronic patient records by 2020 it may be time to ask whether the deadline itself is unhealthy. In a world where the amount of data is exploding and…