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This week the ONS published a comparative look at how the UK, as a whole, is doing. They compared it against the performance of other countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They…

Responding to the Health Foundation’s report on capital spending in the NHS, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This timely report highlights the worrying fall in capital investment in the NHS – we are spending less…

Millions of vulnerable people are being deprived of the care and support they need because of the Government’s failure to grasp the crisis in social care, with services in parts of the country near collapse. That is the message from…

  Responding to NHS Improvement’s appointment of Prerana Issar, its new Chief People Officer, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: “This is an important appointment for NHS Improvement and NHS England. “It provides much-needed leadership for the national workforce agenda and…

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs An international team of researchers has identified some striking new insights into the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase risk for the disease. The International Genomic…

Responding to the Health Secretary’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing services for NHS staff following the launch of a Health Education England review, BMA mental health policy lead, Dr Andrew Molodynski, said: “Staff are fundamental to the delivery…

In response to the HEE NHS Staff and Learner Mental Wellbeing Commission report, Paul Jenkins, chair of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NHS is founded on care and compassion and that has…

Little or no progress had been made (by either party) in progressing policy around what defines social care and the issues around who pays, how funding flows and how providers are managed still wait to be addressed. Convergence of (free?)…

Introduction The rising number of obese and/or physically inactive individuals might negatively impact human lifespan. This study assessed the association between height, body mass index (BMI) and non-occupational physical activity and the likelihood of reaching 90 years of age, in…

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the…