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Do you ‘Breakfast’ like a King?
Modern life means we all have demands on our time. It might be getting the kids up, dressed and to school on time, an early morning visit to the gym before work, or a long commute – meaning there’s little … Continue reading
What should we be doing this JanUary?
Guest Blog by Professor David Hallam, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum We all know the NHS is under enormous pressure. It requires a near unprecedented cash influx from the Government, while still needing to make tens of billions in savings before the end of … Continue reading
The debate continues about the NHS reforms and the role of competition within the NHS. In reports today by the BBC, ex-health secretary Stephen Dorrell made the point that competition has been part of the NHS previously and this can … Continue reading
NAO NHS IT REPORT
Press Comment May 18th 2011 NAO NHS IT report “The Government should cut its losses and make the review of NHS IT an urgent priority”, said Julia Manning in response to the NAO report today. “This report makes damning reading. … Continue reading
The North- South divide!
The North- South divide! BBBC research has revealed that a North – South divide exists in spending on Social Care in England following the Governments spending review. Adult social care spending will fall by an estimated 4.7% to £3.4bn in … Continue reading
NHS Reforms- The waiting room
The King’s Fund has recently published a report that has revealed that waiting room times have increased since June 2010. The Guardian, reporting on this, comments that most of the arguments put forward for NHS reform become irrelevant when the … Continue reading
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Health Education in Schools
The All Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health has submitted their latest inquiry report to the National Curriculum review consolation. The report examines polices made in the public health white paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People. One of the … Continue reading
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Should Businesses be involved in Public health?
The current government has come under scrutiny over its decision to involve major food providers in shaping public health. It has been suggested that the food industry is better placed to have an influence on people’s diet and lifestyle and … Continue reading
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
A great deal can be learnt from observing healthcare practices in different countries. Having spent some time in China I was struck at how healthy and active the elderly population is in China. In a world where the number of … Continue reading
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