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The NHS has done well but performance is “middling” compared with health systems in some other Western European countries, according to the chief executive of a leading independent health charity. As the NHS reaches its 70th birthday in July, the key…

The Office for National Statistics releases its annual article on the wellbeing of the UK. Rhian Jones and Chris Randall, Quality of Life, Office for National Statistics share the headlines. Once a year, we report progress against a set of…

fitness and activity

Almost a third of UK adults use health apps every week, with 21% doing so instead of visiting personal trainers or gyms One in ten have even used technologies to detect or diagnose a medical condition New research among more…

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New research highlights that while healthcare institutions are employing mobile devices, they’re not taking advantage of use for both staff and patients Recent research has revealed an increased adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare sector, with 90% of healthcare…

Macmillan cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support says increase in calls due to a shift in male attitudes towards talking about emotions  Macmillan Cancer Support reveals its helpline recorded a surge in calls for emotional support and counselling from male callers[i] last year.  The…

dancing to wellbeing

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, almost two thirds (63%) of working adults in the healthcare industry believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, according…

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Responding to the British Social Attitudes survey on public attitudes to NHS funding, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said: “It is up to government how it raises funds for public…

A new study into the nation’s wellbeing has revealed that British people rank their wellness as “average”, with time spent outside and time spent sedentary being key areas for improvement nationwide. On average, Brits spend over eight hours a week…

Legionella

Not even healthcare organisations are exempt from Legionella outbreaks. Andy Smith, National Business Development Manager, Clearwater Technology, explains how they can be best avoided For hospitals and healthcare organisations, preventing patients, staff and visitors from contracting Legionnaire’s disease is an…

Third Era and Healthcare

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition…