Category: Health and Wellbeing

 Government must end short sighted cuts to public health services, says NHS Confederation  In response to a new BMA report on public health: Prevention Before Cure: Prioritising Population Health, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “The…

 This is Engineering campaign works with young engineers to compile a list of engineering wonders as research shows misconceptions about the profession could be preventing young people finding their dream career Young people asked to identify engineering wonders of the 21st century…

Last week, on International Happiness Day, the 7th edition of the World Happiness Reportwas published. The report scores and ranks countries based on the answer to the Cantril ladder question included in the Gallup World Poll, which asks people to…

 Background Globalised and 24/7 business operations have fuelled demands for people to work long hours and weekends. Research on the mental health effects of these intensive temporal work patterns is sparse, contradictory or has not considered gender differences. Our objective…

Flu can be extremely dangerous for the very old, the very young and those with weakened immune systems and it’s therefore vitally important to try to prevent its spread.  That’s why the flu fighter awards, run by NHS Employers, recognise…

Today we publish the scoping review on heritage and wellbeing, from the communitywellbeing evidence programme. It looked at 75 papers and reports on the impact of heritage places, interventions, and assets – things like historic objects, monuments or buildings –…

This week the ONS published a comparative look at how the UK, as a whole, is doing. They compared it against the performance of other countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They…

In response to the HEE NHS Staff and Learner Mental Wellbeing Commission report, Paul Jenkins, chair of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NHS is founded on care and compassion and that has…

Introduction The rising number of obese and/or physically inactive individuals might negatively impact human lifespan. This study assessed the association between height, body mass index (BMI) and non-occupational physical activity and the likelihood of reaching 90 years of age, in…

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the…