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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…

electronic health, electronic patient records

Nearly half of NHS IT decision makers worry about meeting 2020 paperless deadline. With the deadline to meet the government’s paperless healthcare initiative looming, OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), has surveyed respondents from 115 NHS trusts…

Activity graph for health care and digital wearable technology

Technology will play an increasingly important role in improving outcomes of care and there are already solutions and devices available which offer multiple benefits for the healthcare service. Earlier this year, the NHS Confederation’s Commission on Improving Urgent Care for…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

This is the arresting title of a piece by Glasgow General Practitioner, Margaret McCartney, in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal ( BMJ2016;353:i2822). It is one of her weekly “No holds barred” series and is characteristically forthright and…

Hospital care

In September last year I commented on my experience as a recent  visitor observing the care received by a close relative as a hospital inpatient. This is an update based on another episode as a visitor observing yet another episode…

UK NURSING SECTOR STUCK IN 19TH CENTURY: GENDER INEQUALITY IN SENIOR POSITIONS AS STRONG AS WHEN NIGHTINGALE WAS ALIVE Nearly a quarter of female nurses say employer attitudes hold them back from applying for senior positions Meanwhile, over 8 in…