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Many say they lack the confidence to offer the best support to patients Brussels, 17 May 2018: European General Practitioners (GPs) are calling for more and better training on obesity in order to improve treatment and care for patients. A…

NHS trusts spend £1.46 billion a year on temporary staffing to plug the nursing gap – the equivalent of salaries for 66,000 newly qualified registered nurses If existing gaps were permanently filled, trusts could save as much as £560 million…

A “Vision” might be an overstatement but there has to be a clear statement of aims – to improve care for all – to develop (over 2 terms) into a care system designed to increase population wellbeing through prevention, early…

 The outsourcing of public services to non-statutory providers, especially the private sector, has been the delivery model of choice in the UK for around thirty years. The budget devoted to such contracts is hard to estimate but is reckoned to…

  The NHS Confederation has launched a petition calling on the government to commit to a funding plan for health and social care to 2035 in recognition of the crippling effects of rising demand, underfunding and workforce shortages. Following repeated…

–         42% of workers will work harder and increase their productivity at work if they are happy –         74% of workers believe their boss doesn’t care about their happiness at work –         Just 35% of workers would consider leaving if…

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Responding to a report published tomorrow by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), The adult social care workforce in England, which suggests that the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and…

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The NHS has done well but performance is “middling” compared with health systems in some other Western European countries, according to the chief executive of a leading independent health charity. As the NHS reaches its 70th birthday in July, the key…

The Office for National Statistics releases its annual article on the wellbeing of the UK. Rhian Jones and Chris Randall, Quality of Life, Office for National Statistics share the headlines. Once a year, we report progress against a set of…

fitness and activity

Almost a third of UK adults use health apps every week, with 21% doing so instead of visiting personal trainers or gyms One in ten have even used technologies to detect or diagnose a medical condition New research among more…