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The soaring costs of physical inactivity on healthcare'

The soaring costs of physical inactivity on healthcare

The first-ever global report by WHO highlights the true cost of physical inactivity, including the impact of rising cases of heart disease, obesity, diabetes...
24/7 NHS control centres introduced to prepare for winter 

24/7 NHS control centres introduced to prepare for winter 

In new plans to tackle the winter season, NHS control centres will open 24/7 to alleviate the pressures on the healthcare system.  NHS control centres...
New research group aims to address patient safety concerns 

New research group aims to improve patient safety concerns 

A new research group, combining professionals from the University of Leeds and Bradford will tackle challenges associated with patient safety.   In a joint venture between...
Driving change in heart failure treatment

Driving change in heart failure treatment

Given the high mortality rate associated with heart failure, and the prevalence of hospital readmissions, Matthew Mace explores the barriers to quality heart failure...
Putting an end to period poverty

Putting an end to period poverty

Lorna Rothery spoke to Emma Thompson O’Dowd from Plan International UK about the organisation’s efforts to tackle period poverty and improve menstrual health and...
Oxford researchers to receive £122m funding for healthcare research

Oxford researchers to receive £122m funding for healthcare research

Research institutions in Oxford will collaborate on healthcare research using £122 million in government funding. A new partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford...
Health policy officials urged to address post-pandemic social issues

Health policy officials urged to address post-pandemic social issues

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have urged the UK government to urgently tackle issues and inequalities bought on by the pandemic in...
New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO

New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO 

A new framework to improve tuberculosis treatment is being launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce the burden of the disease. WHO’s framework...
NHS to deliver world-first national genetic screening service for children 

NHS to deliver world-first national genetic screening service for children 

The NHS will introduce a groundbreaking genetic screening service hailed as the start of a “new era of genomic medicine”.  At the first-ever NHS genomics...
Screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need improvement 

Screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need improvement 

A new thesis from Karolinska Institutet reports that screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need urgent improvement.  According to the World Health Organization, around 34...
The problem with giving patients access to their medical records 

NICE and MHRA awarded £1.8m to explore digital mental health tools

NICE and the MHRA have been awarded £1.8m in funding by Wellcome over three years to explore and create guidance on regulating digital mental...
Over 100,000 patients treated by their local pharmacy 

Over 100,000 patients treated by their local pharmacy 

New NHS data shows that thousands of people are now being seen by their local pharmacy, alleviating pressure on GP practices.  In June, 118,123 people...
NHS set to boost GP workforce with thousands of new staff 

NHS set to boost GP workforce with thousands of new staff 

Thousands more staff will be recruited as part of an expansion of the GP workforce ahead of winter, aiming to free up time to...
What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

With healthcare systems across the world struggling to keep up with the rising demand for radiology services, especially during the pandemic recovery, technology to...
Continuity of care is key to the treatment of heart disease

Continuity of care is key to the treatment of heart disease 

According to researchers at the University of Bristol, people at risk of heart disease are more likely to receive the correct medication and better...
Investigating safety risks in maternity care

Investigating safety risks in maternity care

Lorna Rothery spoke to Dr Lesley Kay, Acting Executive Medical Director of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch about how the organisation is working to...
NHS looks to provide earlier treatment for lung cancer with new roadshow

NHS looks to provide earlier treatment for lung cancer with new roadshow   

The NHS has announced they will be touring lung cancer hotspots in England to diagnose cases earlier and provide better treatment for lung cancer.   The...
New recommendations to improve the health of preterm babies

New recommendations to improve the health of preterm babies

The World Health Organization (WHO) have outlined new recommendations to help improve the health of preterm babies. Preterm birth is the leading cause of death...
Does the telemental health approach work for everyone?

Does the telemental health approach work for everyone?

Researchers from Kings College London and University College London (UCL) investigate telemental health approaches and their effectiveness. Telemental health is a combination of mental health...
WHO and ILO release new guidance on mental health at work

WHO and ILO release new guidance on mental health at work 

The World Health Organization and International Labour Organization have released new guidelines on mental health at work.   The new guidelines from the World Health (WHO)...

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