Winter Solstice: VitalityHealth comments on the importance of sleep

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

As today is the Winter Solstice, Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth, has commented on the importance of a good night’s sleep. Given that in the run up to Christmas, many people are exhausted due to work events, gift stresses and travelling to see family, this comment could work nicely for an online piece or for a wider feature about the importance of rest. Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth comments on the UK’s...

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UK cities are failing to turn economic growth into better lives

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Public Health, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

Launched today, the Legatum Institute’s 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people. The UK Prosperity Index is the first of its kind for the UK. It defines and measures prosperity through seven pillars—Economic Quality, Business Environment, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Social Capital, and Natural Environment—it covers 389 local authority areas....

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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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New community cancer wellbeing service

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

The Bromley by Bow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support have partnered to create an innovative social prescribing service for people living with and beyond cancer in East London. The service helps people on a one-to-one basis to improve their wellbeing. This includes support by trained professionals to explore needs, set personal goals and access local community services. Services may include work and welfare advice, as well as taking part in...

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Focused action is needed to arrest sizeable declines in 2015 Community Mental Health Survey Results

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

The 2015 Community Mental Health Survey results, published today, reflect troubling and sizeable declines in service user experiences. The fact that many of these incidences are occurring in the areas that matter most to patients is even more so. The Care Quality Commission Survey, developed and co-ordinated by Picker Institute Europe, was completed by over 13,000 people and found delivering effective person-centred care to be a key concern,...

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