Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

*Macmillan Cancer Support launches joint campaign with the building and construction sector aimed at providing support to men who need it*  20% of men with cancer experienced a loss of masculinity while going through treatment 25% of men with cancer who are in a relationship and rarely or never talk to their spouse about their feelings in relation to their cancer say this is because they want them to think they can “handle it” 17% of men with...

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‘Stop launching life rafts and start fixing the ship’

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

In the final keynote address of day one at Confed17, Niall Dickson offered his reflections on current challenges facing members, and called for the new UK parliament to take the opportunity to ‘reset the clock,’ and have a national conversation to consider what can be achieved in the months and years ahead. Acknowledging the response to the terror attacks in London and Manchester and today’s devastating fire in West London, Niall praised the...

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Confed17 opening speech by NHS Confederation chairman Stephen Dorrell

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the NHS Confederation, gave the opening speech at Confed17 today and told the audience of more than 1,000 NHS leaders that a thorough review of long term demand patterns in health and care is needed. His speech follows. “Wonderful professional care …. on a daily basis”. The words of Alex on the film you have just seen. Alex expressed far more eloquently than I ever could the reason why we are here. We shall talk...

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Brexit Health Alliance to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU​

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

As the UK moves into negotiations with the EU, a new alliance has been formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on. The Brexit Health Alliance brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations. It will be co-chaired by Sir Hugh Taylor, the former permanent secretary of the Department of Health, and Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of the NHS...

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Unhealthy employees costing British firms more than one month a year in lost productivity:

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

British employers are losing on average 27.5 days of productive time per employee each year as staff take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism) This is equivalent to each worker losing more than an entire working month of productive time annually When translated into monetary terms the combination of this absence and presenteeism is costing the UK economy £73 billion a year in...

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