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adult-obesity

British employers are losing on average 27.5 days of productive time per employee each year as unhealthy employees take more time off sick and under perform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism). This is equivalent…

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The national disability charity Sense has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to incentivise the integration of…

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Social prescribing is missing an opportunity to help people with long-term health conditions into meaningful work, Work Foundation report finds. The new report from the Work Foundation – part of Lancaster University – promotes this in supporting clients with long-term…

cyber security, AI

New data – announced in February by Nuance Communications – has revealed that nearly half of NHS Trusts (43%) are investing in artificial intelligence ( AI ) enabling patients to ‘self-help’ when accessing services. The Trusts are harnessing technology such…

electronic health, electronic patient records

As the NHS battles to cope with a target to switch to electronic patient records by 2020 it may be time to ask whether the deadline itself is unhealthy. In a world where the amount of data is exploding and…

Health care needs in older people

Breast cancer patients and prostate cancer patients talk very differently about their cancer online and receive significantly different levels of online support, according to social listening research* commissioned by Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe and published ahead of World Cancer Day on…

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Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care…

fitness and activity

Survey reveals that 46% of UK workers can’t fit exercise into their daily schedules. This is a particularly big problem for those aged between 25 and 34, with 52% claiming they do not have the time. The results are reflective…