World Cancer Day and the Movember Foundation join forces to support fight against cancer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

New partnership helps fulfill goal of a cooperative approach to cancer advocacy and prevention  The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) today welcomed the Movember Foundation as a Visionary Partner of World Cancer Day, a global movement that unites the world to reduce the global cancer burden under the one banner. This partnership displays a working example of fulfilling the goals set out by World Cancer Day to ‘develop unprecedented...

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Failure to integrate physical and mental healthcare in hospitals

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reveals.  The study is the result of an in-depth review into 552 cases (all patients had a physical illness and a mental health condition) where the...

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Nature scenes inspire at new Ipswich Macmillan cancer centre

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

Giant murals are bringing the outdoors to patients at the new £4.7m Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre in Suffolk, thanks to a collaboration between leading arts & health consultants Willis Newson and Macmillan Cancer Support. The new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich was completed in June 2016 and was the result of a substantial extension and reconfiguration of the existing Oncology and Haematology Day Unit. The old unit was very...

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A&E crisis caused by lack of funding says NHS Confederation

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in NHS | 1 comment

Responding to today’s NHS performance figures from NHS England and numerous recent reports about winter pressure on the health and care system and an A&E crisis, Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Pressure on A&E departments is being caused by a lack of funding in primary, community, mental health and social care. “Health and care staff on the front line are working harder than ever this winter and are...

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What’s in the January sales for health and wellbeing seekers?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

News from Nowhere has a commercial theme at the beginning of 2017, asking “what’s in the January sales for health and wellbeing seekers?” Cosmetic surgery Less is more as ‘mini facelifts’ look set to be biggest trend for 2017, with enquiries up 589% in past three months, and by 135% over the past 12 months,according to WhatClinic.com. The youth-enhancing procedure is set to continue its domination as a key trend for 2017. Breast implants remain...

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