Category Archives: Self-care

Health Bill – rationale

Google back a few years and you will find that things were not totally rosy with the NHS before the Health Bill battering began. Whilst the listening continues as to ‘how‘ we take reforms forwards, the government should be ensuring … Continue reading

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Telehealth – the turning point

Guest blog by John Cruickshank I was so encouraged to hear Andrew Lansley speak up for the importance of healthcare informatics in his conference speech at the Health Computing event last week in Birmingham.  Indeed the Guardian gave as the … Continue reading

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Assisted living technologies to prolong independence

Two articles published by the HSJ yesterday: Care home sector faces bed capacity lottery and £18m assisted living technologies project announced would seem to be closely linked. Assisted living technology is now used to describe both telehealth and telecare.  Telecare … Continue reading

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We need more extra care housing

Once again a report has highlighted the need for better health and social care integration. Today’s report by BUPA, discussed in the Telegraph, states that a shortage of residential care is resulting in the blocking of hospital beds. The report … Continue reading

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Primary Care reforms and the role of Pharmacists

The London School of Pharmacy launched its New Year’s open discussion about the future of pharmacy in the midst of NHS reforms. This discussion featured a prominent panel of speakers including Professor Sir Nicholas Wald and Dr Panos Kanavos, chief … Continue reading

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First aid and health in schools

Whilst recently there has been much discussion of the price of alcohol, as well as the possible benefits or problems of the extension in pub opening hours, there has been little debate about how we might support others who have … Continue reading

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DH are thinking our way…

Just read this quote from a Director at the Department of Health at an e-health roundtable on why telehealth hasn’t taken off in this country: Marlene Winfield from CfH kicked off the discussion with a look at healthcare consumer behaviour. … Continue reading

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What are the real costs of mobile phones – are they a ticking health time bomb?

  What are the real costs of mobile phones – are they a ticking health time bomb? What is one of the largest public health investigations, into both the number of people potentially affected and the number of people who … Continue reading

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Scrapping prescription charges

The BMA has repeatedly called for prescription charges to be scrapped in the UK, yet a GP survey has found that 63% are against this abolition for patients. Abolishing prescription charges does seem the ‘fairest and the simplest’ way of … Continue reading

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Self-care is vital to a sustainable NHS

I have blogged this on Centreright.com this morning, but it’s worth repeating here as it’s part of our core message – we have to reverse the dependency culture and wasting NHS resources by encouraging self-care as part of the solution … Continue reading

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