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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
Posted in Alcohol, Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health, Uncategorized Tagged 5-a-day, alcohol, British Dietetic Association, congeners, meal portions, NHS, nutrition Leave a comment
Do you ‘Know your Numbers’?
Guest Blog by Katharine Jenner, Chief Executive at Blood Pressure UK High blood pressure is the UK’s biggest silent killer with 16 million people in the country suffering from the condition. Worryingly though, as it is symptomless, only half of … Continue reading
Rising ambulance call-outs: time to rethink the role of the paramedic
BBC Radio Sussex this morning picked up on the news from Friday that ambulance call-outs in the South East have almost doubled in the past seven years and that the ‘system is at breaking point’ according to the GMB union. … Continue reading
Posted in A&E Tagged A&E, alcohol, Ambulance, BBC Radio Sussex, complex, GP, NHS, older people, Patients, SECAMB Leave a comment
No BAT, we will not go to the Ball
There aren’t many email invitations that make me laugh out loud, but this one was an exception. I have spent much of the past few years talking about how to improve the public’s health: incentives, legislation, education and 2020health has … Continue reading
Posted in Smoking Tagged alcohol, Big Tobacco, incentives, moral, pharmacists, wimbledon Leave a comment
2020health comment on the u-turn on minimum pricing for alcohol
Responding to the announcement today that the Government has reneged on its commitment to introduce the minimum pricing of alcohol, Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health says: “We are extremely disappointed that the Prime Minister has decided not to tackle … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Uncategorized Tagged alcohol, minimum pricing Leave a comment
Online alcohol self-assessment – expanding the scope of alcohol harm reduction
Guest blog by Don Shenker, Director and Founder of the Alcohol Health Network. Heavy drinking is one of the major causes of preventable disease and mortality in the world, ranked eighth globally among the leading risk factors for preventable deaths and third … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol Tagged alcohol, Alcohol Health Network, Public Health 1 Comment
The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes
Top of the news today is the ‘A&E crisis’. Before you get really worried, this ‘crisis’ is based on hospitals that are not meeting the 4 hour target. The system is NOT close to collapse. However, the solutions being put … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Elderly, Jeremy Hunt Tagged A&E, alcohol, Crisis, four hour target, GPs, staff, system Leave a comment
Guest Blogspot: Prevention is better than cure.
The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Business, Children, Elderly, Health Bill, Healthcare, Information, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Obesity, Patient choice, Patients, Policy, Uncategorized Tagged accidents, alcohol, Andrew Lansley, arthritis, cancer, cardiovasculsr, cause of dsath, choice, elderly, government, health, Health Bill, injury, Jeremy Hunt, longevity, mortality, National Health Service, NHS, Obesity, Patients, prevention, Public Health, respiratory, smoking, tobacco Leave a comment
Guest Blogspot: The Pharmaceutical Industry – Friend or Foe?
Recent months have seen publicity over examples of disgraceful behaviour by pharmaceutical companies. The question arises as to whether the failings have been rare and exceptional or whether they are indicative of generally low moral standards in the industry. Pharmaceutical … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Business, Drugs, Finance, GPs, Information, NHS, Obesity, Research Tagged 2020health, Abbott, alcohol, AstraZeneca, bribes, criminal, dishonest, Drugs, General practitioner, government, GP, GPs, GSK, innovation, Kuno Sommer, law breaking, life expectancy, Lilly, medicine, misleading, National Health Service, NHS, Obesity, patient, Patients, Paxil, Pfizer, pharmaceutical, practolol, pricing, R&D, Research, Responsibility in healthcare, Seroquel, thalidomide, tobacco, Wellbutrin, wrongdoing, Zhen Xiaoyu Leave a comment
Are we really in control of our drinking?
First published at Daily Mail, Right Minds We like to think that we are in control of our lives and as we declaim our autonomy it’s convenient to ignore all the different social, environmental and historical influences on us and … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol Tagged advertising, alcohol, Commons, economy, industry, NHS, Science and Technology Committee, units Leave a comment
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