ALMOST A QUARTER OF BRITS ARE AFRAID OF THE DOCTOR’S WAITING ROOM

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

34% fear the dentist, 17% fear the optician 65% fear discovering a previously unknown health problem 22% have had a previous bad experience 79% hesitate to seek medical advice as a result  ALMOST a quarter of Brits fear the doctor’s waiting room, according to new research.  A survey of 2,000 British adults published in the Waiting Room Woes report by Fletchers Solicitors has revealed that 24% are anxious about visiting their GP surgery....

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Only 1 in 4 people with a long-term mental illness are in work, says TUC

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work, according to a report published by the TUC to coincide with its Disabled Workers’ Conference on May 18th. The report, Mental health and employment, contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in 5 (80.4%) non-disabled people are in work, people with mental illness, anxiety or depression have substantially...

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Neglecting Public Health

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The British Medical Association has warned that that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health risking the future sustainability of the NHS, and public health budgets facing a cut of £400million from 2015/16 to 2020/21. This comes as obesity rates remain stubbornly high across the UK, nearly one in six adults still smoke, and 7.8 million adults binge drink. Childhood...

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One in Eight in England Have Had Their Healthcare Data Breached

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

One in eight consumers in England (13 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a new survey from Accenture (www.accenture.com.). The survey of 1,000 people in England revealed that the vast majority (78 percent) believe healthcare providers have a great deal of responsibility for keeping digital healthcare data secure, compared to only 40 percent who believe it is their...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Tory pledge to invest in dementia research

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts to defeat dementia remain a priority in the next parliament. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It’s...

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