Tag: health

In a letter to the Home Secretary, the BMA has warned that some of the most vulnerable people in England could be put at risk by the Government’s U-turn decision to stop the NHS from becoming responsible for the healthcare…

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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…

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…

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Following the Spending Review by Chancellor George Osborne, Stephen Burke the director of Good Care Guide comments as follows: “The Chancellor has failed to tackle the growing care crisis. Increases of up to 2% in council tax and in the…

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Canadian medical anthropologist Dr. Leigh Hayden and UK-based service designer Kat Matfield describe how techniques from behavioural psychology can help practitioners work more effectively with patients with complex needs. Introduction Patients with complex needs have a confluence of physical and…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

Brits can expect to start suffering headaches and migraines at the age of 24, back problems at 33 – and get their first grey hair at 39, a study has found. The study of 2,000 adults revealed the age we…

Hospital care

Annual admission rates 2% lower than expected in areas with more restrictive policies. Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs are linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions in these areas, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.…

Mental health

NEF’s major new report, Five headline indicators of national success: A clearer picture of how the UK is performing is published today. You can read the report at http://www.neweconomics.org/headlineindicators The report proposes five headline indicators of the UK’s overall success, measuring Good…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Rob Webster, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation said: “There is an unprecedented consensus that we can only address the problems facing the NHS if we invest in the future of our nation’s health by helping people to stay well. Open any…