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Junior Doctors

In November 2015 junior doctors in the National Health Service in England voted to take strike action if the government did not change its mind about a new contract, which had been debated for the previous two years. Just over…

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Health service politics doesn’t generate much laughter, despite the gallows humour that swirls round hospitals and health centres. This is changing, as a look at NHS Networks will show. Its latest offering is ‘Build your own Forward View’, which it…

Wellness relationship to illness

Williams and Innes Pearse developed a new approach to primary care in the 1930s which attained its apotheosis with the development of the Peckham Pioneer Health Centre. This relegated traditional healthcare to a subsidiary function in relation to what today…

digital health, umotif smartphone app

Leading European insurance companies are now helping their clients to reduce health risks with new Digital Health based services. Wellmo is emerging as a leading player in these flexible solutions. Wellmo’s customers have a combined base of 7 million clients. …

alcohol-related-deaths, alcohol-harm

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has welcomed a major new evidence review on the health impacts of alcohol, published by Public Health England (PHE) on 2nd December 2016). RSPH believes the findings should provide fresh impetus for the…

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In the early years of the coalition government, David Cameron lauded the measurement of happiness and well-being as an indicator of national performance, the happy index. Data on life satisfaction have been collected and publishedby the Office for National Statistics every…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

Understanding current advice on nutrition can be difficult: new figures show 82% of UK consumers aged over 55 are confused by government advice on healthy eating and nutrition, a higher level than amongst the general adult population (75%). At the…

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As the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) roll in they tell us something important and deeply worrying about the culture of our NHS.  That so many senior figures allow their names to be associated with works of fiction tells us…