NHS Confederation response to King’s Fund analysis on public health spending

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to King’s Fund analysis which has found central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on public health services by £85 million, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “The government’s whole approach to reforming health care has been based on the promise of a radical upgrade in prevention and...

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“The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis” – Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement comments on Care Quality Commission report

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care itself is falling. More than ever people are having to watch their loved ones experience an appalling quality of care; just further evidence that existing care practices are both undesirable and deeply flawed....

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Retirement aspirations rely on twin pillars of health and wealth

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Workers in excellent health are more aware of the need to plan financially for retirement Only 35% of people in the UK take their health seriously by establishing good habits Only 40% consider their long-term health when making lifestyle choices  A global study looking at people’s outlook for retirement revealed that a successful and enjoyable retirement requires a focus on both good financial habits and a healthy lifestyle. The research...

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The Great British Bake – too much sun vs not enough sun

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

At the time of writing Britain is basking in glorious sunshine and we are in the midst of a record breaking heatwave. The media is full of “sun safety” tips and advice – but did you know hiding from the sun can be as dangerous as getting too much exposure? Most of us in the UK are Vitamin D deficient. This is mainly because during the dull and dreary months – which let’s face it, is most months – we don’t get enough sunlight. While Vitamin D...

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“Cosmetic procedures subject to same regulation as ballpoint pens” – comment from legal expert

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

Ruth Powell, Clinical Negligence specialist at the law firm BL Claims Solicitors, said: “Most of those people would be shocked to discover that dermal fillers are only subject to the same level of regulation in the UK as ballpoint pens and toothbrushes. When it comes to those who carry out filler procedures it’s rather like the Wild West out there – pretty much anybody can do it. “It is reported that fillers, laser hair removal and Botox...

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