Category: Health and Wellbeing

At the end of last year, the Carnegie UK Trust published a report that offered an alternative to GDP, and a way to measure what really matters. Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe) brings together 40 indicators from the ONS Measures of National Wellbeing dataset into…

A new study, involving the University of Cambridge and led by the Pirbright Institute, has identified key genetic changes in SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – that may be responsible for the jump from bats to humans, and…

If we can take any lessons forward from the last 10 months, it’s that the NHS’s strength lies in the dedication and skill of its 1.3 million staff. They’ve worked tirelessly throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter to keep…

By adopting a wellbeing approach to public policy we want to create the conditions for us all to thrive; and to meet our needs to feel safe, loved and fulfilled. This is not the job of the public sector alone but their…

For the past two and a half years, the Carnegie UK Trust has been working with North Ayrshire Council to explore some of these questions. By embracing kindness as a value, the local authority and its partners have aimed to…

With yesterday’s announcement of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine becoming available in the UK, myGP– the UK’s largest NHS-accredited independent healthcare management app, has asked 2,000 UK adults if, knowing that a vaccine is now approved, they are planning to have…

Today (Monday 30 November) researchers have announced that an artificial intelligence (AI) solution capable of determining the shape of many proteins. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said“Proteins are essential for living and during the diseases…

Dashboard will provide the public with means to track the moment of COVID-19 amongst communities in England NHS Digital, in partnership with TrueCue, has created a new dashboard that will allow the public to track the progression of COVID-19 throughout communities…

 Hospitals across the country are faced with an urgent need to isolate infectious patients and a critically low availability of private rooms  Six NHS hospitals have invested in an innovative solution, the Clinell Rediroom, to prepare for a second wave…

A new study suggests that individuals who have previously had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract the illness again, for at least six months following their first infection. The study, done as part of a major collaboration between the University…

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