HALF OF UK ADULTS HAPPY TO BE DIAGNOSED THROUGH DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

47% are willing to be diagnosed digitally instead of face-to-face with their GP 67% would use wearable technology to monitor long-term medical conditions The majority already using healthcare technology report improved health 55% agree the NHS should provide free technology to help people play an active role in improving their health Almost half (47%) of UK adults would be happy to be diagnosed remotely through digital health technology rather...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new report highlighting the heavy toll dementia takes on family carers. The report, Dementia in the Family: the impact on carers, comes as new polling...

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24,000 female heart patients missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Just 38% of women start rehabilitation following heart attack, angioplasty or surgery More than 24,000 female heart patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, putting them at risk of further heart attacks, according to a new report1 from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Just 38 per cent of female patients who have a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery receive any cardiac rehabilitation. Analysis shows that cardiac...

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Free online course: how genomics are transforming diabetes care​

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Public Health, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes. Genomic Medicine: Transforming Patient Care in Diabetes is the latest in the University’s series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Registration is now open for the four week course, which...

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Are we entering the Fourth Age of Care?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Public Health | 0 comments

Whilst the care industry has evolved massively over the past 75 years, one thing has remained constant: societies’ love of its older generation. Socio-economic factors have changed hugely, which has forced the care industry to adapt the way in which it operates. However, love, respect and a desire to look after the vulnerable has remained consistent throughout the ages. The last 75 years has seen care evolve through three previous, clearly...

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