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Researchers estimate asthma costs the UK health care £1.1 billion every year

Researchers estimate asthma costs the UK health care £1.1 billion every year

Asthma costs the UK health service at least £1.1 billion each year, researchers have estimated. [More]
Action on Hearing Loss supports launch of Accessible Information Standard for people with hearing deficits

Action on Hearing Loss supports launch of Accessible Information Standard for people with hearing deficits

Charity Action on Hearing Loss is welcoming the launch of the Accessible Information Standard, which comes into full force today (August 1). [More]
Deafblind people face health inequalities and barriers in accessing healthcare in England

Deafblind people face health inequalities and barriers in accessing healthcare in England

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights the health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare in England. [More]
Maturitas provides new holistic model of care for healthy menopause

Maturitas provides new holistic model of care for healthy menopause

A new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society published in the journal Maturitas provides a holistic model of care for healthy menopause. [More]
Action on Hearing Loss urges people with hearing deficits to inform GP about communication needs

Action on Hearing Loss urges people with hearing deficits to inform GP about communication needs

The UK’s largest hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss is urging the 9million people in England who are deaf or have hearing loss to tell their GP what support they need to help them communicate [More]
New report reveals lack of attention in implementing government recommendations on end of life care

New report reveals lack of attention in implementing government recommendations on end of life care

On the same day as the Government will respond to the Review into Choice at the End of Life, a new report reveals that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, not enough attention has been given to how policies are implemented and there is uncertainty in terms of whether they have actually led to improvements in patient care. [More]
University report explores efficacy of palliative care in England

University report explores efficacy of palliative care in England

A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. [More]
New research reveals increase in fatalities linked to adolescent abuse and neglect

New research reveals increase in fatalities linked to adolescent abuse and neglect

New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect. [More]
SeeAbility calls for free eye tests for people with learning disabilities in England

SeeAbility calls for free eye tests for people with learning disabilities in England

In a report launched in parliament tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July) national disability charity SeeAbility will say NHS England’s national sight testing and funding system is letting down the one million people with learning disabilities in England. [More]
Darapladib drug can protect against vision loss in diabetic patients

Darapladib drug can protect against vision loss in diabetic patients

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and University College London have discovered that a drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness. [More]
Health professionals should make parents aware of SIDS risk factors

Health professionals should make parents aware of SIDS risk factors

New research indicates parents want paediatricians to give them detailed information about their child's death. [More]
Moblie, wearable technology could hold key to reducing social isolation among dementia patients

Moblie, wearable technology could hold key to reducing social isolation among dementia patients

Moblie and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social isolation. [More]
Philips leads large scale eHealth initiative to deliver coordinated care for tens of thousands of chronic disease patients across Europe

Philips leads large scale eHealth initiative to deliver coordinated care for tens of thousands of chronic disease patients across Europe

Royal Philips and a consortium of leading European healthcare regions, companies, universities and hospitals* today announced the start of the first large scale care coordination and telehealth program in the European Union to support tens of thousands of people living with chronic conditions. [More]
Digital health: putting patients at the center. An interview with Roz Davies

Digital health: putting patients at the center. An interview with Roz Davies

In England alone the NHS sees 1 million patients every 36 hours and there are 3 million volunteers across health and social care many of whom are motivated by their personal experience of healthcare services. [More]
New book aims to help carers, practitioners working with vulnerable children

New book aims to help carers, practitioners working with vulnerable children

A University child psychiatrist has published a new book aiming to help carers and practitioners working with children who have experienced trauma. [More]
Government to continue with existing contract for junior doctors in the Isle of Man

Government to continue with existing contract for junior doctors in the Isle of Man

Junior doctors contracted by the Department of Health and Social Care in the Isle of Man will not see changes to their contracts of employment. [More]
Innovative activity toolkit aims to bring benefits to people living with dementia

Innovative activity toolkit aims to bring benefits to people living with dementia

The University of Stirling is supporting the development of an innovative activity toolkit to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia. [More]
City University London opens new City TECS Smart Home Facility

City University London opens new City TECS Smart Home Facility

Imagine a world where healthcare professionals are able to identify if patients need help at home and can immediately alert the right person - be it A&E, a fire brigade responder or family member - even before the person knows something is wrong. [More]
NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

I've been a nurse for almost 32 years and one of the things that has always been difficult for me to comprehend is that all too often we treat people who are sick, having missed opportunities to prevent, screen or intervene. [More]
Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Rising mortality rates among pensioners aged 85 and over are linked to reductions in spending on income support for poorer pensioners, suggests new research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
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