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Gin Lane

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), the world’s longest established public health body, is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone, RSPH commissioned artist Thomas Moore to reimagine William Hogarth’s infamous 1751 cartoon Gin Lane –…

electronic health, electronic patient records

A new study has highlighted the scope of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tools available worldwide and outlined their impact on people with mental health needs. The study from RAND Europe, commissioned by the education and social service company Ingeus,…

Lambeth GP Food Co-op

The Lambeth GP Food Co-op is a co-operative of patients, doctors and local residents who have come together to build food growing gardens in GP surgeries. The Lambeth GP Food Co-op began in 2013 and over the past three years,…

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The News from Nowhere team pick up on some Capita woes, with some eye catching personnel moves, and hear of some interesting re-positioning of the private healthcare market incentivising private patients to have their care delivered in the public sector.…

Activity graph for health care and digital wearable technology

The rise on rise of technology has triggered a fourth industrial revolution. No industry has been able to avoid this new paradigm – and the healthcare industry is certainly no exception. From the introduction of connected medical devices, to the…

Junior Doctors

The costs of medical education are so great that some believe that students from lower income families are put off from applying, reinforcing medicine’s image as a profession for the already privileged. The latest attempt to overcome the cost barrier…

cancer research uk

FORTY PER CENT of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM)* published today (Tuesday) in the Journal of…

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has joined a wide range other groups calling for MPs to reduce the UK’s high drink driving limit. There is also strong public support for lowering the limit, with the British Social Attitude…

the spirit level

“Healthmatters originally reviewed The Spirit Level first edition over six years ago and it was by accident that I picked up the second edition on holiday. I was unaware of the original review, that being before-my-time in working with the…