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Wellness relationship to illness

Brits are clueless about their health – with more than half admitting they don’t know what their own blood group is, a study has found. Millions also have no idea what their cholesterol levels are, while others don’t know what…

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The NHS is a planned health service, right? Command and control is rife, isn’t it? There’s no planning blight? No, of course not, but once there was an annual planning cycle with plans traditionally launched at Christmas, when we are…

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Health Economics is not exactly light entertainment, but there are writers at the Academic Health Economists blog who write clearly and simply about it, well enough for News from Nowhere moles to grasp a point or two. Sam Watson, blogging…

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is supporting renewed calls from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for the extension of smoking exclusion zones. The CIEH is calling for a smoking ban in places where children play or…

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Responding to the Royal College of Physicians report ‘Underfunded, Underdoctored, Overstretched – the NHS in 2016’, the NHS Confederation, welcomed its strong focus on workforce, doctor numbers and urged further development in community settings rather than continual increases. Dr Johnny…

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A new report from independent research organisation MindMetre has summarised the evidence for return-on-investment from pathology services in the NHS and questioned any urgent pressure to consolidate pathology laboratories – within and between NHS trusts. The MindMetre report, which reviewed…

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Awareness of domestic violence in the UK is at an all-time high following the story of Helen Titchener in the BBC Radio 4 soap ‘The Archers’. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) are…

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The NHS is failing in its commitment to create a digital first service and improve care through technology, according to new research, which found nearly 60 per cent of patients are not satisfied with current processes. In 2014, the health…

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CANCER RESEARCH UK is launching its first online course to help people have more confident conversations about cancer. The free course, Talking About Cancer, aims to help prevent cases and improve early diagnosis.  It is designed for health workers and…

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Responding to cancer survival rates published today Friday 16 September, Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “It is great news that these figures today show that – thanks to better treatments and earlier detection – more people…