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Wellness relationship to illness

VitalityHealth today announced it has teamed with the Financial Times to launch Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The survey will measure employer and employee responses to questions about health and lifestyle, providing an overview of Britain’s workplace culture and an understanding of…

Junior Doctors

BOWEL cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network today (Friday). For the…

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Britain’s spending on its health service is falling by international standards and, by 2020, will be £43bn less a year than the average spent by its European neighbours, according to research by the King’s Fund. The UK is devoting a…

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

British adults more worried about being diagnosed with cancer than other serious illnesses Yet more than 8 million say they take no action at all to reduce their risk Only a third do regular exercise (37%) or maintain a healthy…

electronic health, electronic patient records

Proposed changes to data protection under new EU legislation could provide a significant opportunity for further integration across health and care services and change the way that we deliver care to patients, according to the NHS European Office. The NHS…

Being British

A recent paper in the Journal of Happiness Studies shows that, unsurprisingly, some of the differences in national subjective wellbeing are attributable to genetic factors. The authors found that national percentages of very happy people across the most recent World…

Shaun Subel, Director at VitalityHealth, comments on Blue Monday: “Mental wellbeing is proven to link to both productivity and physical wellbeing, meaning individuals’ physical health and work output are at risk when they suffer from stress or depression. Research from…

Hospital care

On Monday (18 January 2016) new rules enter into force governing the free movement of professionals (including health professionals) around the European Union (EU). It is a success for the NHS in Europe that will help the service maintain its…

A snap survey by the Institute of  Healthcare Management (IHM) has revealed that six in 10 healthcare managers  (58%) back strike action being taken by junior NHS doctors in England, with  more than four in 10 (43%) saying they ‘strongly…