Tag: Public Health

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Financial pressures threaten to block a majority of UK adults from a choice of social care services to suit their individual needs, according to new research from national homecare provider Prestige Nursing + Care which sheds new light on the…

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…

i'm fine

A survey into the emotions of the nation has revealed that Brits are feeling ‘fine’. Apparently. A study of 2,000 Britons has found that the average adult will say ‘I’m fine’ 14 times a week, though really just 19 per…

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The adult weight management service is funded by Tower Hamlets Public Health and is available on referral from a health care professional.  It focuses on tackling long term health conditions associated with adult obesity, including type 2 diabetes.   With one…

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Celebrity chef and health campaigner Jamie Oliver has been recognised by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) for his contribution to advancing the cause of public health in the UK. The award for Outstanding Contribution to Championing the Public’s…

Health care needs in older people

Responding to the report ‘ social care for older people: home truths ’ (15 September 2016) by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “Insufficient social care funding is now…

It is often said, probably correctly, that the biggest health gains have come through public health not through medicine. Things like immunization, clean water, adequate sewerage, decent housing and even decent education all contribute to improving health and increasing life…