Category: History

  Following today’s announcement of the government’s plans to tackle obesity, Dr Sue Reeves, Principal Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton, believes not enough is being done to encourage healthy eating and avoiding stigmatisation: “Reducing childhood…

Today Sajid Javid has announced a government review of medicinal cannabis. Genevieve Edwards, Director of External Affairs at the MS Society, said: “It’s a huge step forward that the government is now saying there will be a review into the…

    Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech outlining a long-term funding plan for the NHS, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The Prime Minister has thrown down the gauntlet and…

More doctors will only help if they are distributed across the country and not just sucked into the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and they also need to go to the specialties where they are needed -psychiatry, geriatric…

Regulators should use discretion when considering whether to withhold extra funding from health and care organisations, the NHS Confederation says in a new report. The report, System under Strain, shows how increasing year-on-year demand, coupled with flat funding, is not…

alcohol-related-deaths, alcohol-harm

   Over a third of UK adults drink alcohol four times a week or more New independent, nationally representative research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by PharmacyOutlet.co.uk has revealed the nation’s unhealthy drinking habits, finding: 35% of UK…

Back in April, we shared a guest blog about the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project, and the Carnegie UK Trust’s call for participants to receive funding and in-kind support. Now, Aideen McGinley, Chair of the project’s Advisory Group, shares…

 There are not many heroes in politics.  There are always plenty of aspirants. They try on the cloak. They flaunt themselves. They dazzle for a moment. Then, like Icarus, they fly too close to the sun and they are gone.…

    NHS Confederation-commissioned research from the Health Foundation and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) sets out strong evidence supporting an increase in spending on social care. In particular, a funding boost is needed to address inconsistent provision across the…

Giving up one’s time and money to look after a friend or family member is one of the kindest things someone can do. Unfortunately, taking on carer responsibilities for a loved one is also an extremely difficult task that brings…