“The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis” – commentary from Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care itself is falling. It is right that we discuss the issues and focus on solutions that look at prevention as well as cure. Clearly people prefer to be at home as they age, rather than in a nursing or care home, no...

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Nearly half of UK workers “are too busy to exercise” – It’s time for employers to step in and make a difference

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

Survey reveals that 46% of UK workers can’t fit exercise into their daily schedules. This is a particularly big problem for those aged between 25 and 34, with 52% claiming they do not have the time. The results are reflective of a wider problem of inactivity and sedentary living in the UK. Only 5% of Britons said their employer organises physical activity during working hours. Businesses can be doing more to encourage employees to get active –...

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Charity Welcomes National Study that Could Show How to Protect Everyone from MenB Meningitis and Septicaemia

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Meningococcal B infection has for decades been the largest cause of life-threatening meningitisin the UK Teenagers carry the infection more than any other age group Introducing the MenB vaccine for babies was a major step forward, but only about one quarter of all cases occur in the under ones Government has now called for researchers to carry out a new study it is funding to find out whether vaccinating teenagers against MenB could prevent...

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World Cancer Day and the Movember Foundation join forces to support fight against cancer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

New partnership helps fulfill goal of a cooperative approach to cancer advocacy and prevention  The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) today welcomed the Movember Foundation as a Visionary Partner of World Cancer Day, a global movement that unites the world to reduce the global cancer burden under the one banner. This partnership displays a working example of fulfilling the goals set out by World Cancer Day to ‘develop unprecedented...

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Failure to integrate physical and mental healthcare in hospitals

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reveals.  The study is the result of an in-depth review into 552 cases (all patients had a physical illness and a mental health condition) where the...

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Nature scenes inspire at new Ipswich Macmillan cancer centre

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Giant murals are bringing the outdoors to patients at the new £4.7m Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre in Suffolk, thanks to a collaboration between leading arts & health consultants Willis Newson and Macmillan Cancer Support. The new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich was completed in June 2016 and was the result of a substantial extension and reconfiguration of the existing Oncology and Haematology Day Unit. The old unit was very...

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Study gives insights into the diets of children living in poorer households

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

A study commissioned by the Mayor’s Fund for London gives insights into diets of children living in poorer households. It shows that one in five children living in low-income households have a maximum of just one piece of fruit and veg a day, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 parents of children aged 4-16 has revealed those living in poorer households eating less fruit and veg, fewer meals and skipping breakfast more often. Eighteen per cent...

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