Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Cutting corners, spoiling lives? Child and adolescent health services have been having a very hard time over the last few years, with referrals exceeding staff capacity, a shortage of in-patient beds and transfer of young people with severe mental illnesses or behaviour problems to distant units for care. The commercial sector has been involved in children’s mental health service provision, just as in learning disability and adult psychiatry,...

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

Kiron Chatterjee and Ben Clark of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE Bristol explain the findings from their ESRC study of Commuting and Wellbeing. Many of us spend longer commuting to work than we would like and find our journeys stressful, but how detrimental is commuting to our wellbeing? The journey to and from work is a routine activity undertaken on about 160 days of the year by those who are full-time employed in England. The...

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Over 1.8 million people in UK have it, but two in five people (43%) with psoriasis are afraid to go outside for fear of being judged Over one in 10 won’t go on holiday (14%), or to the gym (14%) and more than one in 20 won’t go out to meet friends (7%), due to the physical and emotional impact of the debilitating condition Furthermore, 50% of people admitted they feel embarrassed to talk about their lifelong battle with psoriasis and a quarter...

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 Patients report mixed experience of Emergency Departments, as attendances soar.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Today (17 October 2017) the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the results of the Emergency Department Survey 2016; a nation-wide survey of more than 40,000 people who attended emergency and urgent care departments, which sought to understand their experiences. The results suggest that most patients have a positive experience when it comes to interactions with NHS doctors and nurses, despite a marked increase in the numbers attending NHS...

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New study in The BMJ: Weight Watchers Diabetes Prevention Programme significantly reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes

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

 A new, 1 year UK-based study published today (Tuesday 17th October) in The BMJ, Open Diabetes and Research and Care indicates that overweight and obese adults at risk of developing type 2 diabetes who were referred to Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading community based weight management provider, lost significantly more weight and saw greater reductions in their blood sugar levels than the level defined as success recommended by Public...

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