Medical tourism, EU GDPR and the Wirral – News from Nowhere

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Medical tourism? Proton Partners International Ltd has received formal planning permission to build a new private-sector cancer treatment centre in Reading, Berkshire. Proton Partners will invest £30 million in its cancer centre in the Thames Valley Science Park and will offer proton beam therapy among other conventional cancer therapies. The Reading centre will be the third to be built in the UK by Proton Partners and will help to meet growing...

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Money worries biggest cause of stress as Christmas beckons

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

With Christmas just under weeks away, money worries has been revealed as the single biggest cause of stress for UK adults, according to new research.   Worrying about money causes 33% fall in wellbeing scores 52% wellbeing divide between society’s most and least financially confident   Money worries were found to cause the biggest swing in wellbeing scores – creating a 52% divide between the most and least financially-confident people...

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A tale of three disputes: junior doctors against the government 2015-2016

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

In November 2015 junior doctors in the National Health Service in England voted to take strike action if the government did not change its mind about a new contract, which had been debated for the previous two years. Just over 37,000 junior doctor members of the British Medical Association (from a workforce of around 55,000) were balloted, 76% responded and 98% of responders voted to strike, an expression of militancy on an unprecedented scale...

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It’s not all doom and gloom with NHS Networks!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Health service politics doesn’t generate much laughter, despite the gallows humour that swirls round hospitals and health centres. This is changing, as a look at NHS Networks will show. Its latest offering is ‘Build your own Forward View’, which it explains like this: Now you can build your own forward view in just 260 fun-to-collect parts. Build Your Own Forward View is from the same people who brought you Become a World Class Commissioner in...

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Developing community public health/community wellbeing.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Williams and Innes Pearse developed a new approach to primary care in the 1930s which attained its apotheosis with the development of the Peckham Pioneer Health Centre. This relegated traditional healthcare to a subsidiary function in relation to what today we would call the wellbeing functions such as various physical activities, leisure pursuits, education and social interaction. Patient nutrition was seen as a key component of promoting...

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