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Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “We welcome the attention which all parties are giving to the issue of health and care funding. The current system…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts…

A massive cyber attack on the NHS began on Friday May 12th. The NHS has been warned about the hacking threat. In 2016, NHS Digital chair Kingsley Manning said cyberattacks were “a fundamental threat to the operations of hospitals” and…

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LIVERPOOL has been named the fittest city in the UK following new research into fitness levels across the country. A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by training and course provider Beabetteryou.com, found that scousers workout more than those…

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Niche markets flourish in the NHS Marketisation has gone a long way in the health service. Some staff working for the NHS as agency workers or locums operate as a limited company to protect their income. Under new regulations, introduced…

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has set out a manifesto of policy recommendations it believes political parties campaigning for next month’s UK general election should commit to, in order to improve and protect the public’s health. It’s challenging…

A new, two-year UK-based study published today (Thursday 4th May) in The Lancet indicates that overweight and obese adults referred to Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading community based weight management provider, for one year lost more weight for longer and…

Former government policy adviser, Adam Pike, has laid out his wish list for politicians in the run up to the General Election. Adam co-founded the revolutionary online home care business, SuperCarers, having experienced first-hand the pain caused by the failing…

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Survey* of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years People who increased…