Category Archives: Public Health

HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Harm Calm

Calm Harm is an app designed to help young people manage the urge to self-harm. The clinician-developed app provides tasks that help resist or manage urges to self-harm and uses ideas from an evidence-based theory called DBT. The app gets … Continue reading

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Health Tech and You Award Shortlist is Announced!

Partnered with AXA PPP healthcare and the Design Museum we are proud to announce the 2017 Health Tech and You Awards shortlist! Following the success of the previous two annual awards we have seen some of the best new forms … Continue reading

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HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Kokoon Technology

Kokoon Technology (Kokoon) addresses the common challenge that most adults will face at some point in their lives achieving quality sleep regularly. From the moment, we wake, our lives are filled with noise. Whether you’re trying to relax mid-commute, focus … Continue reading

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The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform

Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. The pressures … Continue reading

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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

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Getting the Christmas Parties Started!

Guest Blog by Sian Porter, Consultant Dietitian & Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association With the festive party season kicking off, there is a tangible sense of excitement and frivolity. For many of us the Christmas period is the one … Continue reading

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No Silver Bullet for Obesity

Nadiya Hussain was recently crowned queen of a relatively new British institution: the Great British Bake-off – and a few weeks later was a star guest at the Women of the Year lunch on Park Lane. Yet in the same … Continue reading

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