New report highlights severe lack of dermatology training and support within primary care, and reveals a third of psoriasis patients have given up on seeing their GP regularly

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

“It is a serious concern that there appears to be an ‘inverse training law’ in operation in dermatology, whereby in the area which is most routinely seen by GPs, the amount of training is the least.”  The British Association of Dermatologists Research shows nearly a quarter of the population have sought GP advice on skin matters in England and Wales,[1],[2] yet some doctors have received as little as five days of dermatological training[3] GPs...

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150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Survey* 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 of 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 a week saw an increase of more than two years (2.4 years) The research was...

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How to avoid simply yet more talk on tackling inequalities in the run-up to the general election

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The Young Foundation, led by CEO Baroness Glenys Thornton, is challenging the political parties and parliamentary candidates to ask themselves these key questions on inequalities when writing their manifestos. You can play your part and help us to challenge inequality by asking your constituency candidates the following questions. Join the conversation on Twitter and make sure what they tell you is #morethantalk 1) The Young Foundation believes...

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Politicians must not duck NHS crisis in upcoming general election, says doctors’ leader

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the news that the prime minister has called a general election on 8 June, Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, has called on politicians of all parties not to duck the crisis in the NHS any longer. Dr Porter said: “Health is always one of the most important issues for the people of this country and with the NHS at breaking point, having been put through one of the worst winters on record, it must be a central issue in the upcoming...

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Too big to succeed? A bid worth £687m by a privately-led consortium to run cancer services for 10 years in Staffordshire has collapsed. The consortium – which included University Hospitals North Midlands Trust and The Royal Wolverhampton Trust as well as ‘Interserve’ – did not convince commissioners that its offer was economically viable. The tender process had started in 2013 but was paused in 2016 for review. A senior figure in one of the...

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