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  Following today’s announcement of the government’s plans to tackle obesity, Dr Sue Reeves, Principal Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton, believes not enough is being done to encourage healthy eating and avoiding stigmatisation: “Reducing childhood…

Responding to the launch of Lord Darzi’s review, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “We are at a watershed moment for health and social care and it is important the…

Today Sajid Javid has announced a government review of medicinal cannabis. Genevieve Edwards, Director of External Affairs at the MS Society, said: “It’s a huge step forward that the government is now saying there will be a review into the…

    Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech outlining a long-term funding plan for the NHS, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The Prime Minister has thrown down the gauntlet and…

More doctors will only help if they are distributed across the country and not just sucked into the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and they also need to go to the specialties where they are needed -psychiatry, geriatric…

Technologies that empower workers to do their jobs more effectively will be crucial in the battle for greater productivity and employee satisfaction Organisations operating within the services sector are currently facing a series of challenges, with some being longstanding and…

Regulators should use discretion when considering whether to withhold extra funding from health and care organisations, the NHS Confederation says in a new report. The report, System under Strain, shows how increasing year-on-year demand, coupled with flat funding, is not…

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   Over a third of UK adults drink alcohol four times a week or more New independent, nationally representative research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by PharmacyOutlet.co.uk has revealed the nation’s unhealthy drinking habits, finding: 35% of UK…

Back in April, we shared a guest blog about the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project, and the Carnegie UK Trust’s call for participants to receive funding and in-kind support. Now, Aideen McGinley, Chair of the project’s Advisory Group, shares…