Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Belfast today, Home Counties tomorrow!   This health service funding business is easy, ask any Ulster politician. Recently all five Trusts in Northern Ireland consulted on proposals for significant cuts in services in order to meet their legal duty to stay within their 2017/18 budgets.  If implemented, the cuts would have potentially impacted severely on the health of people in Northern Ireland.  Fortunately the Department of Health...

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Government plan for new treatments welcomed by Alzheimer’s Research UK

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

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a government plan to speed up the way new treatments are introduced on the NHS. The plan takes forward several recommendations from last year’s Accelerated Access Review – which examined how advances in medicine could be made available to patients faster – and could have major implications for future dementia treatments. Among the actions announced is the...

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AbbVie puts creativity at heart of health problem-solving with unique group of experts including animators and gamers  

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today, global research-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie, is announcing a unique line-up of experts from the creative, health and tech industries, including Aardman (the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). The experts, who are part of the Live:LabTM project, have been brought together to tackle the complex health issue of the ‘Fear of Finding Out’ (FOFO) – a major psychological barrier which prevents people from...

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Mental Health Network welcomes findings of Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to the Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health, Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:  “We welcome this report’s approach to prioritising the mental health of the workforce and keeping mental health high on the healthcare agenda. “Key to alleviating some of the pressures we are currently seeing within the mental health sector is the support...

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Happiness Can Be a Factor in Stroke Danger, says Leading US Doctor

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Stroke claims an estimated 6.2 million lives globally each year: World Stroke Organization How happy we are can have a long-term impact on our risk of suffering a stroke, a leading US-based doctor has said ahead of World Stroke Day activities on Sunday, October 29. Andrew Russman, D.O., Head of the Stroke Program and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Cleveland Clinic, says emotional wellbeing is often a deciding factor...

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