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Integration seems a laudable goal for health and social care. In this blog I explore two senses of the word “cause” – etiology and advocacy. Let us advance the agenda of integration by understanding its nature, which in turn can…

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test that can reliably predict the future course of inflammatory bowel disease in individuals, transforming treatments for patients and paving the way for a personalised approach. This new test could…

Recently, a picture emerged in the national media of residents from Wellingborough, Northants, seen queueing in the rain for over an hour, just to secure an appointment with their local GP. According to Dan Boddington, Systems Engineer at StarLeaf, these…

  A report by The King’s Fund commissioned by the National Garden Scheme On Wednesday 15th May, Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care, will launch a new report into the contribution of large charities to shaping the future…

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is a small charity and the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of ‘The keys to life’ learning disability strategy. A key driver behind the strategy is improving the quality…

Nationalising General Practice Paul Williams MP, writing in the Guardian on May 8th, states (quite rightly) that some GPs are open to the idea of being salaried employees of the NHS. He may also be right that directing doctors to…

Responding to an Alzheimer’s Society report calling for the creation of a Dementia Fund which seeks to break the deadlock on social care reform, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This report rightly highlights the inherent…

Today, our partners at Happy City publish the second Thriving Places Index since its launch last year. In today’s guest blog, Wren Aigaki-Lander, Head of Development, explains what the Index looks at, why it’s important and what this year’s findings…

The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular, particularly in the UK. According to surveys, there are now over 3.5 million vegans in the UK alone and this number is growing every day. The vegan diet is also said to be…