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Message from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing: The Centre for Thriving Places has produced the Thriving Places Index. It’s an important tool that can help local authorities and communities understand wellbeing in their local context. We continue to work…

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ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH UK Alzheimer’s Research UK has welcomed the Chancellor’s Spring Budget commitment to boost R&D investment to £22 billion a year. The charity says that it hopes to see part of this funding used to deliver the government’s Dementia…

Women in science

From Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, to the contemporary Cori Bargmann, women have contributed immensely in the world of science and technology. And while it used to be, and still is, a male dominated industry; the number of women choosing…

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Responding to the letter by the Health Secretary inviting MPs and peers to cross-party talks on social care, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “This is welcome news. For too…

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Statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that we are in “uncharted territory” on the coronavirus outbreak comes as no surprise as Covid-19 infections are spreading beyond China at an alarming pace, with several clusters of outbreaks being reported in…

On Tuesday 25th February 2020, the Institute of Health Equity  (IHE) launched the ‘Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On‘ report. Ten years since the publication of The Marmot Review Fair Society, Healthy Lives, for the first time in more than…

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To ensure productivity isn’t affected, organisations must install the right policies and technologies to support remote working.  Recently, doctors and medical professionals warned that the London Underground could become a “hotbed” for coronavirus disease, official name COVID-19. The UK Chief Medical Officers…

Below are two appreciations of the late Julian Tudor Hart by the two editors of Healthmatters who knew him well. Readers are invited to add to these by sending their contributions to Paul Walker at paulcrawfordwalker@googlemail.com   1.   As a…

MS Society research shows carers pushed to breaking point New MS Society research shows half of family members and friends supporting someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) are not getting the support they need1, and one in three (34%) have given…

Responding to Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, Sara Gorton, Cavendish Coalition co-convenor and UNISON head of health, said:“The stark findings that life expectancy has stalled in England for the first time since 1900 and health is getting…

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