Just 150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Just 150 minutes of exercise a week, that’s just over 21 minutes a day, boosts life expectancy by over 3 years A Survey run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (government recommended level) saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years and: · People who increased activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of...

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The State of Maternity Services in England

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The Picker Institute has today published a new report; “The state of Maternity Services in England” which focuses on the meaning of maternity care and evaluates the main characteristics of maternity services in England. In addition, the report, written by Giuseppe Paparella, Policy Officer, outlines the broader implications of changing quality in maternity care settings. Finally, suggestions are included, for further actions and policy measures...

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Family Health & Wellbeing

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

A cross party group of MPs has published a report setting out a new vision for the future of Children’s Centres. Published ahead of an expected Government Life Chances strategy, ‘Family Hubs: The Future of Children’s Centres’ argues that Children’s Centres have had a crucial role to play in providing support to young children and their parents, intervening early to address problems that prevent children reaching their potential, and tackling...

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CQC reviews how well health care services support older people

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

In its report, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, it warns that despite a widespread commitment for integration across the sectors, substantial progress is needed to better support people who use a number of services, reduce hospital admissions and avoid confusion about where to go for help. The report concludes that with a growing elderly population, now is the time to act. People in England are living longer with the number of people aged...

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Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the launch of Public Health ‘Be clear on cancer’ campaign

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to new figures released today by Public Health England which show that around 80,000 people could be living with undiagnosed lung cancer, Dr Fran Woodard, Executive Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “It is extremely worrying that so many people could be living with lung cancer without being aware of it because the sooner someone is diagnosed, the greater their chances of surviving the disease. “Things...

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