Tag: wellbeing

Wellness relationship to illness

The newly published (15th November 2016)  2016 Community Mental Health Survey results demonstrate the difficulties in realising service improvements in a challenging economic climate. Declines between 2014 and 2015 in communication, involvement and effective coordination, areas that matter the most…

the spirit level

“Healthmatters originally reviewed The Spirit Level first edition over six years ago and it was by accident that I picked up the second edition on holiday. I was unaware of the original review, that being before-my-time in working with the…

Local hospital services

In the recent issue of Renewal (24;2;2016) Jessica Studdert, deputy director of the new local government network, makes a good case for transferring responsibility for the NHS from central to local government. Such a transfer would correct the democratic deficit…

Mental health

Today, the NSPCC launches its ‘Case for Change’ to highlight the importance of infant mental health and the need to do more to support that of babies and young children in care. The charity has revealed that the impact of…

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

Absenteeism and presenteeism* is costing UK employers up to £23 billion per year, according to the British Dietetic Association’s Work Ready Programme Whitepaper. The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians…

Wellness relationship to illness

The ultimate aim of policy making should be to improve people’s wellbeing. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, this report explores new ways in which policy can support and encourage high levels of wellbeing, using data from the European Social…

heart health image

The World Health Organisation tells us that investing in good healthcare in prisons is “one of the strongest lessons of the end of the last century”. Preventing the spread of disease, promoting health awareness and improving health more generally can…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

This was the title of a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ2016;352:i1651) It took my eye because, over the last 8 months I have been a main carer for someone who has become very dependent – chairbound with…

Hospital care

The 2015 NHS Staff Survey, published on February 23rd 2016 by NHS England and the Picker Institute, is the largest ever collection of feedback about what it is like to work in the NHS in England.  With nearly 300,000 responses,…

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