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Dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78bn a year, or £1,200 for every person in the country, according to a wide-ranging report on the impact of deprivation on Britain’s economy. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) estimates that poverty accounts…

digital health, umotif smartphone app

International leaders in patient experience measurement and data capture for healthcare improvement, umotif and the Picker Institute, have partnered to create an innovative new healthcare product. The digital platform supports patients to better manage their own care – used effectively…

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Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for access to EU funding programmes to be made a priority in Brexit negotiations, as a poll of dementia scientists highlights fears that Britain’s exit from the EU will lead to a loss of funding…

British Red Cross

Up to 59% of deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if public knew first aid, says British Red Cross. New research commissioned by the British Red Cross and conducted by the University of Manchester reveals over half of bystanders…

Hospital care

Barnsley Hospital is only the second in the country to implement the Perfect Ward app, an easy-to-use app which has a big impact on quality by simplifying ward assessments as part of hospital care. Perfect Ward is an app designed…

Junior Doctors

The BMA has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action, from September. Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September –…

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…