Category: Health and Wellbeing

For immediate release: Monday 14 October 2019 Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said: “If this Government is not to be defined by Brexit then it must…

Researchers at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, led by Dr Etienne Sibille, are developing a new type of therapy that could reverse everyday memory lapses. GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Technology reports: “Currently, there are a few types…

  Police figures obtained by the charity United Response show that fewer people are being charged or prosecuted for disability hate crimes despite ongoing increases in reports across England and Wales Not even 4% of all disability hate crimes investigated…

Courtesy and respect The findings confirm that being treated with less respect because of ethnicity, religion, and ‘being a migrant’ also increased people’s likelihood of feeling always or often lonely. Not belonging A sense of belonging protects people from feeling…

A special two-day event begins today at Snape Maltings as a group including national policy-makers and clinicians convenes to discuss how community singing and music groups can help make their services available on prescription. The event, titled ‘Singing on prescription:…

Responding to NHS Digital figures showing a fall in coverage for all routine childhood vaccinations in England1, BMA public health medicine committee chair, Dr Peter English, said: “Childhood immunisation remains the most effective way to prevent a range of life-threatening…

Responding to the legislative reform proposals published today by NHS England and Improvement, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said:“This is a good start – we need much more effective integration if we are to create a health…

The Royal Osteoporosis Society has received a £½ million donation from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to help find a cure for the devastating bone disease. The charity was formerly the National Osteoporosis Society and received a royal title…

 The wellbeing of residents in a local area is likely to be influenced by community conditions in ways that are independent of the individual attributes of the residents themselves. Community levels of deprivation matter for our individual wellbeing, over and…

World Alzheimer’s Day Tomorrow marks World Alzheimer’s Day, an important date that shines a light on a disease that affects so many.  There are 850,000* people with dementia – the most in the UK – with numbers set to rise…