Domestic violence

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Awareness of domestic violence in the UK is at an all-time high following the story of Helen Titchener in the BBC Radio 4 soap ‘The Archers’. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) are highlighting the need for domestic violence and abuse (DVA) to be treated as a public health priority. Their call comes as a survey of 397 health visitors by the iHV reveals that about two in five (42%) think services to...

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NHS failing to create digital first service

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in NHS | 4 comments

The NHS is failing in its commitment to create a digital first service and improve care through technology, according to new research, which found nearly 60 per cent of patients are not satisfied with current processes. In 2014, the health sector published a five-year vision to improve patient care through technology, but nearly half way through the process patients remain unsatisfied. A lack of accessible information rated among the highest...

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Cancer Research UK launches online course – Talking About Cancer

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Public Health | 1 comment

CANCER RESEARCH UK is launching its first online course to help people have more confident conversations about cancer. The free course, Talking About Cancer, aims to help prevent cases and improve early diagnosis.  It is designed for health workers and professionals including doctors, nurses and volunteers who talk to others about cancer, particularly about prevention. The course is also suitable for anyone interested in helping others improve...

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MacMillan Cancer Support responds to cancer survival rates

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to cancer survival rates published today Friday 16 September, Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “It is great news that these figures today show that – thanks to better treatments and earlier detection – more people are surviving cancer in both the long and short term. For example, more than 8 out of 10 (81%) women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 are estimated to live for at least a...

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Screening prevents two thirds of cervical cancer deaths

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

A CANCER RESEARCH UK study has found that cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent. The new research, published in the British Journal of Cancer*, is the first to establish the impact that screening has on deaths from cervical cancer by using screening information from women who have been diagnosed with the disease. In England around...

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Older people’s social care urgently needs extra funding

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the report ‘ social care for older people: home truths ’ (15 September 2016) by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “Insufficient social care funding is now the most urgent threat to the NHS and the wider health and care system. “In August we told a Commons Select Committee that too little money is being provided for social care and this is putting...

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New coalition of health and social care experts on mission to guarantee status of EU staff

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

A coalition of 29 health and social care organisations has been created to ensure sustainable EU staff workforce supply and thereby ensure standards of care are maintained as Britain withdraws from the EU. The Cavendish Coalition is here to provide those leading Brexit negotiations with the expertise, evidence and knowledge required on issues affecting the health and social care sectors. The newly formed group will be a shared voice which...

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