A&E crisis caused by lack of funding says NHS Confederation

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in NHS | 1 comment

Responding to today’s NHS performance figures from NHS England and numerous recent reports about winter pressure on the health and care system and an A&E crisis, Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Pressure on A&E departments is being caused by a lack of funding in primary, community, mental health and social care. “Health and care staff on the front line are working harder than ever this winter and are...

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A third of UK adults drink alcohol too much, just 6% want to cut down

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

One third (31%) of UK adults drink alcohol too much and are exceeding weekly alcohol guidelines, according to data from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace*, developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer. Britain’s Healthiest Workplace studies both exposure to health risks, and people’s motivation to make changes to their health. Britain’s Healthiest Workplace investigates the...

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Happiness – Most physically active people found to be society’s happiest

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

People who lead a more active lifestyle generally enjoy a better overall state of wellbeing and happiness than their less physically-active counterparts, according to new research. 44% of people feel wellbeing at its highest when playing sport or exercising. The study* from Central YMCA surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults from across the UK and found that being physically active causes a 13% boost to wellbeing scores,...

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What’s in the January sales for health and wellbeing seekers?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

News from Nowhere has a commercial theme at the beginning of 2017, asking “what’s in the January sales for health and wellbeing seekers?” Cosmetic surgery Less is more as ‘mini facelifts’ look set to be biggest trend for 2017, with enquiries up 589% in past three months, and by 135% over the past 12 months,according to WhatClinic.com. The youth-enhancing procedure is set to continue its domination as a key trend for 2017. Breast implants remain...

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Winter Solstice: VitalityHealth comments on the importance of sleep

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

As today is the Winter Solstice, Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth, has commented on the importance of a good night’s sleep. Given that in the run up to Christmas, many people are exhausted due to work events, gift stresses and travelling to see family, this comment could work nicely for an online piece or for a wider feature about the importance of rest. Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth comments on the UK’s...

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Lords call for bold steps to build on UK’s science success

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Bold steps are needed to ensure UK science has a prominent place in the global economy after Brexit, says a Lords report out today. The UK needs to retain current scientific talent and attract even more of the world’s leading scientists according to the Science and Technology Committee’s report A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the referendum. The UK should expand and enhance existing programmes. But it must also...

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Medical tourism, EU GDPR and the Wirral – News from Nowhere

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Medical tourism? Proton Partners International Ltd has received formal planning permission to build a new private-sector cancer treatment centre in Reading, Berkshire. Proton Partners will invest £30 million in its cancer centre in the Thames Valley Science Park and will offer proton beam therapy among other conventional cancer therapies. The Reading centre will be the third to be built in the UK by Proton Partners and will help to meet growing...

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