Top Ten Health Risks to Men

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

With International Men’s Health Week looming, we asked Dr Seth Rankin, founder of London Doctors Clinic, to give us the low down on the top 10 health risks to men. What signs symptoms should we look out for and just when should we visit the doctor? Find out below… Depression and suicide There is currently a male suicide epidemic sweeping across the UK, which is typically affecting 20 to 34-year-old men. There are many reasons for this but...

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Physical activity & health

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years A study of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase by 3.1 years People who increased their activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of almost three years (2.7 years) and exercising just 60 minutes...

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Promoting innovation

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A major new report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), supported by insurance company EY, has found that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its disposal. With the NHS committed to achieving efficiency savings of £22 billion through productivity gains of 2-3% between 2015 – 2020, ‘Towards affordable healthcare: Why...

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Is there really a crisis in general practice?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

On November 23rd 2014 The Observer newspaper quoted the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners as saying: “…doctors are routinely having to work 11 hour days and are making between 40-60 patient contacts a day. We now make 340 million patient consultations a year – 40 million more than five years ago”. The Royal College of GPs also warned that 600 practices might close in the next year due to poor recruitment and...

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eHealth Innovations in Western Europe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The Digital Transformation of Various Health Services and Vision for Connected Healthcare Systems by 2020 Healthcare in Western Europe is changing radically as a result of varying demographics, rise of chronic diseases and mounting financial pressure on health systems to control overall healthcare expenditure. Over the last decade, healthcare digitization initiatives have been playing a pivotal role in expanding access to quality healthcare in...

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