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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

The NHS 5 Year Forward View was based on an assumption that the NHS would need an additional £30bn of funding by 2020/21 and that £22bn of that would come through efficiency savings. In its spending review the government “promised”…

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A significant number of NHS Trusts in England have been hit by ransomware in the past year, according to data from a freedom of information (FOI) request. The FOI request was made by global risk mitigation and cyber security expert…

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Responding to hostile media reports about local Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, said: “These local plans are being made when funding is very tight but they are not about cuts – they are about…

Wellness relationship to illness

Nothing beats the feeling of spending a sunny afternoon exploring forest trails and hidden paths. Or not having to hit the gym in the evening because you’ve already commuted to and from work on your bike; your workout is done…

obesity map of europe

Responding to the government’s disappointing childhood obesity strategy, Professor Parveen Kumar, BMA board of science chair, said: “Given the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary…

cancer research uk

Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “Since the last General Election, the Government has championed the need for a comprehensive and robust strategy to tackle the growing obesity crisis, particularly for children. Today is a missed opportunity in…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

The annual care home costs have increased by £1,536 over the past year – almost ten times the average £156 income gains enjoyed by pensioners over the same period, according to a five year study by Prestige Nursing + Care.…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

Research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW)*, surveying more than 32,538 workers across all UK industries, revealed that high stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year.…

fitness and activity

Higher total physical activity levels are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. Many studies have shown the health benefits of physical…

health care for the elderly

In a letter published on Wednesday July 3rd 2016, Mr Hunt asked the Doctors and Dentists Review Body for its “observations” on the factors affecting recruitment, retention and motivation of salaried GPs. The review body’s previous report had an expansion of the salaried…