Tag: health

deprivation

Dr Francine Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health Programmes at the University of Liverpool, discusses the issues that affect the quality of health within communities in the UK, and how a patient’s…

Wellness relationship to illness

Just 150 minutes of exercise a week, that’s just over 21 minutes a day, boosts life expectancy by over 3 years A Survey run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND of 6,600 people over 12 months found that…

Mental health

Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand…

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Desperate times: The Guardian exposed new guidance about shrinking the NHS workforce on January 30th. NHS Hospitals are being told to shed staff to rescue the health service from an acute funding crisis, despite intense concern that reducing staff will hit…

Health care needs in older people

Care must be driven by the needs of individuals rather than rigid institutions and structures. That is the main message from an independent report published today. The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older people is calling for a fundamental…

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…

digital healthcare

We’re set to have one of the coldest Januarys in years. As winds batter the UK, it can be tempting to stay indoors and hide from the chill, particularly for the elderly. Cosying up under a blanket and sitting by…