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Despite the recent spate of knife violence and homicide in some UK cities, the number of people injured in serious violence in England and Wales dropped by 1.7% between 2017 and 2018, according to a report published by Cardiff University.…

Too small to succeed A small independent midwifery provider, Neighbourhood Midwives, closed suddenly in January of this year. Based in Waltham Forrest, the company ran a ‘continuity of care’ pilot, where each woman was looked after by a small team…

 Sunday, 7 April, is World Health Day and this year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere—#HealthforAll.” An important aspect of “Health for All” is the role of technology, particularly patient monitoring (PM), which helps patients achieve better outcomes and…

This week’s guest blog is co-authored by Amanda Hill-Dixon from The Young Foundation and David Luckin from Co-op on the development of the Co-op Community Wellbeing Index which aims to measure community wellbeing at a local level across the UK.…

The former Clinical and Public Health Director at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has expressed dismay at the removal of explicit ethics and values in the proposed revision of the NICE Social Value Judgements document. Professor…

Stress is a huge issue across the UK, and with millions experiencing high levels of stress that can be damaging to health, this is a public health challenge that needs to be taken seriously. So what can business leaders do?…

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Study of young people’s opinions and behaviours finds no resurgence in smoking Young people’s views about smoking have continued to become more negative since the introduction of e-cigarettes, a study led by Cardiff University researchers has found. The analysis, which…

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement…

 Government must end short sighted cuts to public health services, says NHS Confederation  In response to a new BMA report on public health: Prevention Before Cure: Prioritising Population Health, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “The…

 This is Engineering campaign works with young engineers to compile a list of engineering wonders as research shows misconceptions about the profession could be preventing young people finding their dream career Young people asked to identify engineering wonders of the 21st century…