Category: Health and Wellbeing

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…

£46,759,000 spent on smoking on a daily basis New research by the health insurance comparison website, Cuuver.com, has revealed just how much money the UK spends on smoking, every year. There are currently 7.6million smokers in the United Kingdom, smoking an…

in survey of more than 2,000 UK parents, around half think flu is “just like a bad cold” (52%) and almost 2 in 3 (62%) misunderstood how the nasal spray flu vaccine works1 TV celebrity and NHS children’s doctor Dr…

Managers need to be a ‘back seat driver’ and share leadership if much-needed and promising innovations are going to spread across the NHS, new research suggests. Billions of pounds are spent annually on R&D in the NHS – the National…

The British Social Attitudes survey has been carried out annually by the National Centre for Social Research since 1983. Every year they ask over 3,000 people what it’s like to live in Britain and how they think Britain is run. Our Head…