Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

    Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s immigration report, Cavendish Coalition co-convenor, Nadra Ahmed, said: “This report highlights the huge challenges faced by UK employers in securing their current and future workforce during a period of great uncertainty. “The health and social care system remains under intolerable pressure and so we simply cannot afford to lose the talented EU staff we currently employ. Faced with...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Emotional strains, financial pressures and family feuds: new study reveals the plight of UK’s informal carers New research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by HealthTech start-up WeMa Life has revealed the struggles informal carers face. The independent, nationally representative survey found: 15% of UK adults currently consider themselves to be informal carers – equating to 7.85 million people On average, an informal carer spends...

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Radical Statistics 2018 Conference & AGM

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Saturday, 24 February 9.30am-6.00pm St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ Programme 9:30 am Arrival & Registration 10:00 Welcome Plenary Session 1 10:10 The people’s stake: Can citizen’s wealth funds solve the inequality crisis?  Stewart Lansley, University of Bristol & City, University of London 10:35 Socioeconomic inequalities in stillbirth rates in Europe: Measuring the gap using routine data from the...

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Origins of happiness: new research

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today is the launch of The Origins of Happiness by Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nick Powdthavee and George Ward. Prof. Layard outlines the key findings and recommendations from the research. Over the course of our lives, what factors stand out as having the biggest impact on our wellbeing? All else being equal, what single element, or group of elements, make a difference to how anxious or dissatisfied we are with our lives? I and...

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Unhealthy employees now cost British firms six working weeks a year in lost productivity

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Research from the 2017 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey (BHW) has revealed that employees lose, on average, the equivalent of 30.4* days of productive time each year as they 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 six working weeks of productive time annually Productivity loss due to physical and mental health issues is costing...

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