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After five years of collaborating, consolidating, and building the evidence on what works to improve wellbeing, in 2020 we are increasing our support for organisations taking evidence-informed action to improve wellbeing. New research and opportunities We will be announcing the successful…

WeMa Care has commissioned an independent survey of over 2,000 UK adults in full-time employment to uncover the true strain felt by informal carers. The research revealed: 18% of the UK workforce act as an informal carer Of them: 88% say their employers have no policies in place to offer support 49% fear being an informal…

Health and social care sector vacancies account for seven out of the 10 fastest growing jobs in the UK Nursing staff shortages propel travelling nurse vacancies into top spot, jumping by 169% in a year Security and fast food roles…

Abstract Background There is limited evidence that nutritional labelling on food/drinks is changing eating behaviours. Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling aims to provide the public with information about the amount of physical activity required to expend the number of…

In the ten years since the publication of The Marmot Review, health inequalities appear to be widening, and life expectancy increases have stalled.  We urgently need to re-prioritise and take action on health inequalities. This is why UCL Institute of Health…

Climate crisis, artificial intelligence, and vaccines top the list of 2019’s most discussed research From the increasing use of artificial intelligence to the climate emergency facing us all, many of this year’s most polarizing issues feature in the Altmetric Top…

People have asked the question before whether Community Interest Companies (CICs) will survive in the long-term. This concern is perhaps enhanced as the integration agenda continues to develop and shines a spot-light on the presence of CICs and whether they…

Life expectancy is a key measure of our success as a society. It has roughly tripled over the course of human history, and we have become used to sustained, year-on-year increases – albeit with significant differences by socioeconomic status. The…

Responding to analysis of new data by the Nuffield Trust which shows that people born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK, Dr…

No prisoners A lot of nonsense is written about privatisation of the NHS, and some of it is so eloquent that it gets into the London Review of Books. Eloquence and nonsense are compatible, of course, as two letter writers…