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Sociable strolls key to achieve improved health

Sociable strolls key to achieve improved health

A study by Sheffield Hallam University into short health walks has found that their success primarily hinges on social factors. The research shows that being able to socialise and enjoy company are key ways to achieve long-term behaviour change and improved health. [More]
New UK Parkinson's Excellence Network can transform care for people affected by Parkinson's

New UK Parkinson's Excellence Network can transform care for people affected by Parkinson's

The newly launched UK Parkinson's Excellence Network can transform care for those affected by Parkinson's, according to an article in Neurodegenerative Disease Management. [More]
NHS access - are you ready? An interview with Dr Keith Morris, Morris Healthcare Consulting

NHS access - are you ready? An interview with Dr Keith Morris, Morris Healthcare Consulting

The NHS is under immense pressure not only to continue to deliver improved care but also to change how it is delivering care to meet rising and changing demand with an essentially fixed amount of money and resources - all at the same time. Patience and persistence with good humour are thus vital characteristics to have. [More]
Tackling fuel poverty can help reduce debilitating sickle cell disease, save significant money for NHS

Tackling fuel poverty can help reduce debilitating sickle cell disease, save significant money for NHS

Tackling fuel poverty in the homes of people with sickle cell disease could reduce debilitating attacks and save significant money for the NHS, according to a study by Sheffield Hallam University funded by the Chesshire Lehmann Fund. [More]
Medical guidance lacking on how to care for elderly hip fracture patients with dementia

Medical guidance lacking on how to care for elderly hip fracture patients with dementia

Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is 'sadly lacking' according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. [More]
Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

As the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new two-week discharge target in hospitals from 1st April 2015, a new study has found 70 per cent of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in the policy and do not believe it will help reduce delays. [More]
New 'Connected Health Cities’ initiative launched to improve health, social care in the English regions

New 'Connected Health Cities’ initiative launched to improve health, social care in the English regions

FOUR new health and social care information projects, aimed at tackling major health challenges by catalysing ‘big picture’ data through the collective expertise of the region’s universities, teaching hospitals and local authorities, are being launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today (Wednesday 18 March). [More]
EMAS position statement on ten-point guide to integral management of menopausal health published

EMAS position statement on ten-point guide to integral management of menopausal health published

Elsevier journal Maturitas, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society covering the ten- point guide to the integral management of menopausal health. [More]
Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Older people living in care homes fall three times more frequently than individuals who still live in their own homes. There is often debate over the idea of people going into care homes as a solution to the fact they are falling at home but they can still fall in the care home. [More]
Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Bone fractures affect millions of people across the UK with 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 suffering from them . The cost of fragility fractures place a substantial economic burden on the health and social care system with the costs of fragility fractures in the region of £2.3bn . [More]
New evidence links autism risk genes to better cognitive function

New evidence links autism risk genes to better cognitive function

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests. [More]
Local woman with breast cancer endorses University of Leicester's plans to transform medical education

Local woman with breast cancer endorses University of Leicester's plans to transform medical education

A 41-year-old woman from Leicester has spoken of the transformative influence of well-trained doctors as she backed the University of Leicester's Centre for Medicine Appeal, encouraging everyone to play a part in the development of a new generation of healthcare and medical education for the region. [More]
NICE measures for resisting microbial drug resistance

NICE measures for resisting microbial drug resistance

NICE has published draft guidelines to ensure that antibiotics continue to be effective in treating infections and are not rendered useless through the development of antimicrobial resistance. [More]
FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

Bowel Cancer UK submitted the FOI request in November 2014 to every NHS trust in England, health board in Scotland and health and social care trust in Northern Ireland to establish the number of trusts/health boards which were implementing the testing for all bowel cancer patients under 50, as mandated by the Royal College of Pathologists. Lynch syndrome is responsible for around one in 12 cases of bowel cancer in people aged under 50. [More]
Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

This is a generally accepted piece of received wisdom amongst clinicians and care professionals, which MindMetre validated through a series of qualitative interviews that preceded our quantitative study. [More]
EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

A ‘call to action’ has been issued to seek innovative solutions to one of the East Midlands’ biggest healthcare challenges - cancer - which every year affects 23,000 people across the region. [More]
Researchers examine whether frequent visits to wards help nurses deliver patient-centred care

Researchers examine whether frequent visits to wards help nurses deliver patient-centred care

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help nurses deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care. [More]

Study: Training older people in social media improves mental health and well-being

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK. [More]

Survey: Social care workers experience difficulties with interview process

Workers in the social care sector are experiencing a number of difficulties with the interview process, according to a survey carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. [More]
Leicester medical students create volunteer programme to support homeless people

Leicester medical students create volunteer programme to support homeless people

Medical students at the University of Leicester have designed and developed an interprofessional, student-led, response system to support homeless people in Leicester supported by health and social care students from De Montfort University. [More]
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