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More doctors will only help if they are distributed across the country and not just sucked into the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and they also need to go to the specialties where they are needed -psychiatry, geriatric…

Technologies that empower workers to do their jobs more effectively will be crucial in the battle for greater productivity and employee satisfaction Organisations operating within the services sector are currently facing a series of challenges, with some being longstanding and…

Regulators should use discretion when considering whether to withhold extra funding from health and care organisations, the NHS Confederation says in a new report. The report, System under Strain, shows how increasing year-on-year demand, coupled with flat funding, is not…

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   Over a third of UK adults drink alcohol four times a week or more New independent, nationally representative research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by PharmacyOutlet.co.uk has revealed the nation’s unhealthy drinking habits, finding: 35% of UK…

Back in April, we shared a guest blog about the Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project, and the Carnegie UK Trust’s call for participants to receive funding and in-kind support. Now, Aideen McGinley, Chair of the project’s Advisory Group, shares…

 There are not many heroes in politics.  There are always plenty of aspirants. They try on the cloak. They flaunt themselves. They dazzle for a moment. Then, like Icarus, they fly too close to the sun and they are gone.…

    NHS Confederation-commissioned research from the Health Foundation and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) sets out strong evidence supporting an increase in spending on social care. In particular, a funding boost is needed to address inconsistent provision across the…

Do you know a person with dementia who has moved to a care home in the last six months? Are you their main carer (e.g. family, friend, neighbour)? Would you be willing to talk to us about your experiences of…

Giving up one’s time and money to look after a friend or family member is one of the kindest things someone can do. Unfortunately, taking on carer responsibilities for a loved one is also an extremely difficult task that brings…

Health spending in the UK lags considerably behind European countries such as Germany and France, and needs to rise significantly to catch up, according to the NHS Confederation. While the UK spends more on healthcare than ever before, its expenditure in…