The end of the high street gym? Health mad Brits turn to online tech

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Public Health | 0 comments

Almost a third of UK adults use health apps every week, with 21% doing so instead of visiting personal trainers or gyms One in ten have even used technologies to detect or diagnose a medical condition New research among more than 2,000 UK adults by WeMa Life has uncovered the number of people using technology to examine, manage and improve their health. It found: 28% of people use health apps on a weekly basis, up from 23% a year ago The figure...

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Surge in number of men calling support line for emotional help

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Public Health | 0 comments

Macmillan Cancer Support says increase in calls due to a shift in male attitudes towards talking about emotions  Macmillan Cancer Support reveals its helpline recorded a surge in calls for emotional support and counselling from male callers[i] last year.  The charity hopes to encourage even more men with cancer to ask for help, as part of its Just Say the Word campaign, with partners from across the construction, home improvement, electrical...

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State of UK’s wellness revealed… and there’s room for improvement

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Blog, Public Health, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

A new study into the nation’s wellbeing has revealed that British people rank their wellness as “average”, with time spent outside and time spent sedentary being key areas for improvement nationwide. On average, Brits spend over eight hours a week on ‘me time’, although one in five say they are “not content” Almost half of the nation spend less than an hour outside every day, which doctors reveal contributes to lower levels of wellness Industry...

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The smart way to safeguard against Legionella in hospitals and healthcare

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Not even healthcare organisations are exempt from Legionella outbreaks. Andy Smith, National Business Development Manager, Clearwater Technology, explains how they can be best avoided For hospitals and healthcare organisations, preventing patients, staff and visitors from contracting Legionnaire’s disease is an everyday battle. The potentially fatal disease is at its most deadly in healthcare facilities, with new-born and elderly patients the...

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The Third Era of health and social care

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in ERA 3, Public Health | 0 comments

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition ends there will be a valuable opportunity to address some of the long-term issues which face our care systems. The group’s emphasis is on solutions that a progressive government could implement. The group is...

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