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the health foundation

The Q initiative is led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement, that aims to connect people working in quality improvement across the healthcare system throughout the UK. During 2015, the first year of Q, the…

Wellness relationship to illness

The ultimate aim of policy making should be to improve people’s wellbeing. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, this report explores new ways in which policy can support and encourage high levels of wellbeing, using data from the European Social…

Digital health, data generation

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From…

Health care needs in older people

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Saga releases new data that shows that 43% of over 50s list dementia as their most feared disease, ahead of cancer (30%) or a stroke (12%). In a survey of more than 9,000 over 50s,…

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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…