Tag: Healthcare

In response to the CQC State of Care report released today, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This is an important report that shows the majority of services across health and care are rated as good, with…

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.” Earlier this year Marie Sylvie (7) re-discovered her smile after visiting the Africa Mercy, a floating hospital run by Mercy Ships which sails to…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

Following substance abuse treatment, individuals who live in a collaborative housing setting with community rules and responsibilities have their substance abuse treated more effectively than those not provided supportive housing, according to research led by Leonard Jason, a community psychologist…

mental health

The National Audit Office has published the findings from its investigation into the Cancer Drugs Fund. The government set up the Fund in 2010 to improve access to cancer drugs that would not otherwise be routinely available on the NHS.…

Digital health, data generation

The proportion of cancers diagnosed as a result of emergency presentation at hospital has decreased. At the same time, the proportion of cancers diagnosed through urgent GP referral with a suspicion of cancer (known as the two week wait) has…

Responding to analysis published in the BMJ on weekend admissions which found that fewer but sicker patients are admitted at weekends, and calls for more research into how services can be improved, Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair, said: “Doctors…

Switching from “one size fits all” to a personalised approach based on free open source kitchen  design software could dramatically slash the annual cost of adapting the homes of elderly patients on their discharge from hospital. Research from occupational therapy…

Fewer patients are admitted at weekends, but are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death from Fridaythrough until Monday Authors caution against using the data to estimate avoidable deaths, but call for more research into…

The European Parliament has strongly backed moves to make smoking less attractive to young people but has rejected the health commissioner’s call to have electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) classified as medicines. The MEPs vote on Tuesday, 8th October came after months…

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