Tag: Healthcare

Third Era and Healthcare

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition…

Wellness relationship to illness

Williams and Innes Pearse developed a new approach to primary care in the 1930s which attained its apotheosis with the development of the Peckham Pioneer Health Centre. This relegated traditional healthcare to a subsidiary function in relation to what today…

electronic health, electronic patient records

Ordering repeat prescriptions, speaking to GPs online, attending video appointments  are the most popular ways patients are using new technologies. An overwhelming number of UK patients are currently using technology to access doctor’s appointments and medication, according to new research…

http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-32/health.aspx Satisfaction with the NHS has increased, with 65% saying they are satisfied, up from 60% in 2013. This increase in satisfaction was greatest – no less than 11 percentage points – among Labour supporters. Satisfaction with A&E services has also…

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…

World Cancer Day (4 February) provides a good opportunity to highlight the little-known fact that men are much more likely than women to develop and die from cancer – and by a considerable margin. The global male age-standardised cancer incidence…

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…

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…