Category: Health and Wellbeing

  Barnett Waddingham’s Why BWell report investigated mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and found that 32% of the UK’s workforce are currently coasting While three in five (62%) coasters are content in their lives generally, only around a…

Being critical of “national treasures “(NT) is not normally done –after all, they are national treasures. George Monbiot did a pretty good hatchet job on NT David Attenborough this week in The Guardian berating him for not being more outspoken…

Young people and adults are more likely to engage in most kinds of cultural and sports activities if other members of their households were also doing so. For example, adults living as a couple are five times more likely to…

Compelling evidence supports proposals for social prescribing made in a speech today by Matt Hancock. At the second national annual conference on social prescription – ‘Social prescribing: coming of age’ – at the King’s Fund today, Tuesday 6 November 2018 at…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and…

Today Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to set out his aim for people to have fire more years of healthy, independent life by 2035. Part of his plan to achieve this is to increase the use of technology to predict…

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s expected announcement of his prevention vision, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “This is great leadership from the Secretary…

This week we have a guest blog and case study from Dr. Jeremy Oliver from Royal Holloway University of London on the results from his recently published randomised controlled trial for an online training programme for working adults in setting and pursuing personal…

Looking to understand the dietary habits in the UK? The latest publication of the Government’s new National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)[1] reveals that many of the food types we choose are far from nutrient rich, impacting on people’s vital…

The Lancet: Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 As a new study highlights the importance of prevention strategies to…