Cancer Research UK urges government to make big tobacco cough up

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Cancer Research UK is today (Tuesday) calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay* for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of people killed by its deadly product. Earlier this month a report published by Cancer Research UK** revealed that cuts to public health funding mean local Stop Smoking Services are being closed down. In response, the charity is launching a new “Cough Up” campaign, and wants the public to support...

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NHS England announces major field tests of new technologies to improve patient care

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Older patients and people with long term conditions and mental health problems will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care, according to NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday 22nd January Simon Stevens launched the first wave of NHS Innovation ‘Test Beds’. These collaborations between the NHS and innovators – including Verily...

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NHS funding is falling behind European neighbours’ average, research finds

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Britain’s spending on its health service is falling by international standards and, by 2020, will be £43bn less a year than the average spent by its European neighbours, according to research by the King’s Fund. The UK is devoting a diminishing proportion of GDP in health and is now a lowly 13th out of the original 15 EU members in terms of investment, an analysis for the Guardian by the thinktank’s chief economist shows. Prof John Appleby also...

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CANCER MOST FEARED DISEASE IN BRITAIN – BUT MORE THAN 8 MILLION BRITISH ADULTS TAKE NO ACTION TO REDUCE THEIR RISK

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

British adults more worried about being diagnosed with cancer than other serious illnesses Yet more than 8 million say they take no action at all to reduce their risk Only a third do regular exercise (37%) or maintain a healthy weight (37%) to reduce their risk of developing the disease Half (54%) are confused by conflicting reports on the causes of cancer High proportions of the population did not identify weight (62%), diet (61%) or smoking...

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Upcoming EU data protection ruling gives green light for sharing patient data across health and care sector

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Proposed changes to data protection under new EU legislation could provide a significant opportunity for further integration across health and care services and change the way that we deliver care to patients, according to the NHS European Office. The NHS European Office, part of the NHS Confederation, represents the NHS in the European Union and believes that the upcoming EU Data Protection Package will provide increased flexibility for staff...

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