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This briefing produced by The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation, provides an independent assessment of where the Spending Review leaves the NHS and social care. Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s announcements, our three…

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Key business challenge for 2016: The financial and emotional cost of the ageing population is one of the key issues facing society – considered by some to be a ‘time bomb’ that will take economies to a new crisis point…

Digital health, data generation

47% are willing to be diagnosed digitally instead of face-to-face with their GP 67% would use wearable technology to monitor long-term medical conditions The majority already using healthcare technology report improved health 55% agree the NHS should provide free technology…

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As winter bites care homes are coming under increased pressure to support the NHS by providing a layer of intermediate care that will help reduce the burden on acute hospital services. Traditionally however care home residents experience 40-50%1 more emergency…

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Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the…

Wellness relationship to illness

Just 38% of women start rehabilitation following heart attack, angioplasty or surgery More than 24,000 female heart patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, putting them at risk of further heart attacks, according to a new report1 from the British…

Digital health, data generation

Lisa Dalgleish, health and care solicitor at leading law firm BLM, looks into some of the challenges and liability risks resulting from the proliferation of digitalised healthcare and new technologies. The BBA, the trade association representing the UK banking sector,…

Health care needs in older people

Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings in hospital care, such as those at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and the outcomes of Care Quality Commission inspections have…

The BMA has marched its junior doctors up to the top of the hill, and marched them down again. The manoeuvre appears to have scared the Secretary of State for Health enough to make him back down on imposing a…

A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes. Genomic Medicine: Transforming…