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nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

Providers within the U.S. healthcare system continually work to improve the quality of community health, but nurses can often be relegated to support roles. The newly revised Healthy Places, Healthy People, Third Edition, published by The Honor Society of Nursing,…

To mark the five-year anniversary of the BBC documentary which exposed the abuse suffered by people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View Hospital on Tuesday May 31st, the families of those abused along with charities have signed an open…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

Absenteeism and presenteeism* is costing UK employers up to £23 billion per year, according to the British Dietetic Association’s Work Ready Programme Whitepaper. The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians…

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The combined year end deficit of small hospitals in England has more than doubled from £114.6m in 2014/15 to £301.3 in 2015/16, an increase of 161% (£186.7m), according to analysis published by EY today. Only one trust has seen an…

the health foundation

The Q initiative is led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement, that aims to connect people working in quality improvement across the healthcare system throughout the UK. During 2015, the first year of Q, the…

Wellness relationship to illness

The ultimate aim of policy making should be to improve people’s wellbeing. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, this report explores new ways in which policy can support and encourage high levels of wellbeing, using data from the European Social…

Digital health, data generation

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From…

Health care needs in older people

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Saga releases new data that shows that 43% of over 50s list dementia as their most feared disease, ahead of cancer (30%) or a stroke (12%). In a survey of more than 9,000 over 50s,…

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The World Health Organisation tells us that investing in good healthcare in prisons is “one of the strongest lessons of the end of the last century”. Preventing the spread of disease, promoting health awareness and improving health more generally can…