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The World Health Organisation tells us that investing in good healthcare in prisons is “one of the strongest lessons of the end of the last century”. Preventing the spread of disease, promoting health awareness and improving health more generally can…

Wellness relationship to illness

Higher levels of social spending are strongly associated with better health outcomes, according to a new study from RAND Europe. The research report, “Are better health outcomes related to social expenditure,” explored the connection between social spending and health across…

Mental health

12 million UK adults suffered from stress, anxiety or depression in the past year and did not seek help 42% of those who have experienced mental health problems are too embarrassed to tell people about it Money worries are the…

mental health

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has taken the decision to express its support for the UK to remain in Europe and to highlight the benefits that EU membership brings to UK patients and the pharmaceutical industry. Mike…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

This was the title of a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ2016;352:i1651) It took my eye because, over the last 8 months I have been a main carer for someone who has become very dependent – chairbound with…

Drone

Some organisations, especially those that have been around for a while, struggle with innovation. The reason is often quite simple: they’re so good at doing what they’ve always done that they have no inclination to change. Over time trial-and-error has…

United Kingdom

Customer satisfaction measurement forerunner HappyOrNot has collected millions of feedbacks about healthcare services around the world. The results suggest that patient satisfaction in UK is ranked amongst top 10 countries.   According to HappyOrNot’s global data insights, consisting of over…

electronic health, electronic patient records

How NHS leaders can bring big data to heel for new models of care Right now, NHS managers and clinicians are under phenomenal pressure to make huge efficiency savings while improving the value of services to patients, and many in…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

A new study, conducted by the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, has found that measures and tools used to assess quality of life are not being used widely in the treatment and care of patients with cancer, despite being used…

Rotten fruit, food hygiene

Companies in the FTSE Healthcare Equipment & Services sector issued five profit warnings in the first quarter of 2016, equal to the record total issued in the previous quarter. In the six months to the end of the first quarter…