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Nearly a fifth (17%) of dementia researchers could leave the field because of COVID-19, with 35% considering leaving research altogether. Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to deliver its promise to double dementia research funding to save the progress…

SDG fulfilment is now 62 years behind schedule – systemic change and real social progress is required (Washington, D.C. – September 10, 2020) – The world is facing a potential ‘lost decade’ of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals…

The KONP Statement to theHouse of Commons Health and Social Care Committee on Integrated Care: organisations, partnerships and systems (June 2018) missed a trick, i.e. it did not question the assumptions around the economics of Integrated Care. The statement quite…

Rapid testing to aid in long-term Covid-19 response in UK and globally  Canterbury-based technology firm ANCON Medical (‘Ancon’) announces the trial of its Nanotechnology Biomarker Tagging (NBT) system, to provide a breath test to diagnose Coronavirus in 10 -15 minutes. The…

Loneliness in the time of physical distancingToday we publish How has Covid-19 affected loneliness? This briefing highlights findings from the Covid Social Study, as part of our ongoing data analysis work with Dr. Daisy Fancourt and her team at University College London. Key…

  The NHS will not have any hope of clearing the backlog of routine operations unless there is a comprehensive and funded plan to support social care services through the winter months.  That is the stark message from leading health…

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health’s speech today on the future of public health, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “Introducing structural reform of this scale during the middle…

The COVID-19 pandemic has, without question, triggered the worst public health crisis for a generation and created unparalleled disruption for global healthcare communities. As lockdowns came into force and social distancing measures were extended, in just a matter of weeks…

Responding to the latest performance figures published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, said: “The latest NHS England and NHS Improvement performance figures give us a clear, but grim insight into the true…

Today (Friday 7 August) the US drug regulator (FDA) announced that the potential Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, has been accepted for a priority review process. Samantha Benham-Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:“People affected by Alzheimer’s disease…

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