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The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS…

Health care needs in older people

In its report, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, it warns that despite a widespread commitment for integration across the sectors, substantial progress is needed to better support people who use a number of services, reduce hospital admissions and avoid confusion about…

Local hospital services

In the recent issue of Renewal (24;2;2016) Jessica Studdert, deputy director of the new local government network, makes a good case for transferring responsibility for the NHS from central to local government. Such a transfer would correct the democratic deficit…

Macmillan cancer support

Responding to new figures released today by Public Health England which show that around 80,000 people could be living with undiagnosed lung cancer, Dr Fran Woodard, Executive Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “It is extremely…

The majority of ill children in England with life-shortening conditions[i], and their families, are being short changed or ignored, a survey by UK children’s charity Together for Short Lives[ii] has found. There are 40,000 children and young people with life-shortening…

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

More than 70 leading figures from the worlds of politics, industry, science and health will be debating obesity, sugar tax, sustainable diets and a host of other topical issues at this year’s Food Matters Live conference. Ministers from the Department…

Local hospital services

A small rise in duty imposed on alcohol sold in retail outlets, pubs and restaurants, of just 1% above inflation, might cut violence-fuelled A&E (emergency care department) visits in England and Wales by an annual 6000, suggests research published online…

Macmillan cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the governments response to the review of choice in end of life care published today. In February 2015, advice from a government-commissioned independent review, A Review of Choice in End of Life Care was published.…

Macmillan cancer support

Today NHS England released breakdowns of Trust and CCG level data for the Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) in England (NHS England press release). Macmillan Cancer Support estimates that over 100,000 cancer patients in England are failing to receive a…

digital healthcare

Forget running, walking and other traditional exercises for losing weight — if you want to get in shape you should go back to the playground, according to new research. Old school works-out like star jumps, hopscotch and skipping burn more…