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Three quarters of Brits have cured an ailment or illness after Googling the symptoms on the internet, a study found. Research revealed that seven in ten of us now self-diagnose and treat minor health issues rather than try and secure…

Deployment of resources and appointment attendance can be improved through effective patient journey management The NHS is operating under unprecedented financial pressure, with funding barely keeping pace with demand, as demographic changes mean more and more people are utilising its…

Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to increase financial support for dementia research as part of its Industrial Strategy plans. The Industrial Strategy white paper launched today (27 November) outlines a commitment to research and development and the life…

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Liverpool activist Greg Dropkin has weighed the claims of the NHS’ RightCare initiative, and found them wanting.  (RightCare: wrong answers Journal of Public Health November 2017). RightCare is an NHS England programme that identifies opportunities for savings and quality improvements and…

Taxpayers in England, Scotland and Wales back paying more tax to help fund the NHS, according to research. The survey, conducted by researchers YouGov, included two questions for 20,000 participants: ‘Would you support increasing the basic rate of National Insurance…

Medtech company unveils tech to improve diabetes management   The age of finger-pricking will soon be over with the announcement of a non-invasive method for measuring the body’s blood glucose levels from German medical technology company, DiaMonTech. DiaMonTech has created technology for…

  Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to a new OECD report. Health at a Glance 2017 says that all OECD countries…

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Belfast today, Home Counties tomorrow!   This health service funding business is easy, ask any Ulster politician. Recently all five Trusts in Northern Ireland consulted on proposals for significant cuts in services in order to meet their legal duty to…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a government plan to speed up the way new treatments are introduced on the NHS. The plan takes forward several recommendations from last year’s Accelerated Access Review – which…

Today, global research-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie, is announcing a unique line-up of experts from the creative, health and tech industries, including Aardman (the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). The experts, who are part of the Live:LabTM…