Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Over 1.8 million people in UK have it, but two in five people (43%) with psoriasis are afraid to go outside for fear of being judged Over one in 10 won’t go on holiday (14%), or to the gym (14%) and more than one in 20 won’t go out to meet friends (7%), due to the physical and emotional impact of the debilitating condition Furthermore, 50% of people admitted they feel embarrassed to talk about their lifelong battle with psoriasis and a quarter...

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 Patients report mixed experience of Emergency Departments, as attendances soar.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Today (17 October 2017) the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the results of the Emergency Department Survey 2016; a nation-wide survey of more than 40,000 people who attended emergency and urgent care departments, which sought to understand their experiences. The results suggest that most patients have a positive experience when it comes to interactions with NHS doctors and nurses, despite a marked increase in the numbers attending NHS...

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New study in The BMJ: Weight Watchers Diabetes Prevention Programme significantly reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

 A new, 1 year UK-based study published today (Tuesday 17th October) in The BMJ, Open Diabetes and Research and Care indicates that overweight and obese adults at risk of developing type 2 diabetes who were referred to Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading community based weight management provider, lost significantly more weight and saw greater reductions in their blood sugar levels than the level defined as success recommended by Public...

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Think tank welcomes ‘common sense approach that will save lives this winter’

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement’s announcement that employers of social care workers will no longer need to pay to have their employees vaccinated against the flu, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) has praised the long-called for decision. Whilst NHS staff were already offered the vaccination for free to protect patients and the public, the Government recommended that...

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Now for some real politics

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Now the Labour Party’s objectives for the NHS are clearer, the real politics begins. If May’s government collapses, as looks increasingly possible, Labour will need to project its tactical policies for the NHS forcefully, both to rise above the din of Brexit and to see off Tory claims to be the party of the NHS. As always, the devil will be in the detail. The plausibility of how it plans to cope with the winter bed crisis will matter – what...

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