Health news

Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

£650,000 prize fund to reward innovation in the NHS

£650,000 prize fund to reward innovation in the NHS

September 30 2014

NHS England has this week announced the launch of this year’s NHS Innovation Challenge Prize – a £650,000 fund that celebrates innovation by doctors, nurses and other NHS colleagues who deliver care to millions of patients each year.

Health issues come to the fore during October

Health issues come to the fore during October

September 26 2014

Next month, two campaigns will urge people to consider aspects of their lifestyle in order to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing.

Age UK plea for older people to claim support for food to avoid health risks

Age UK plea for older people to claim support for food to avoid health risks

September 22 2014

Age UK is urging every older person in the country to claim the benefits they are entitled to as figures show that the poorest are spending less than £27 a week on food.

Freshers’ Week and beyond - advice for staying healthy at university

Freshers’ Week and beyond - advice for staying healthy at university

September 17 2014

With record number of people starting university this year, lots of young people will be looking after themselves for the first time. Read on for advice from Dr Tara Dukkipati.

New report shows the burden family carers face

New report shows the burden family carers face

September 12 2014

A new report from charity Carer’s UK Carers at breaking point published this week shows that people caring for family members or friends are being pushed to the brink.

One person develops dementia every three minutes, research reveals

One person develops dementia every three minutes, research reveals

September 10 2014

Research published today by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that 225,000 people develop dementia every year – an average of one every three minutes.

Hints on keeping your children healthy at back to school time

Hints on keeping your children healthy at back to school time

September 4 2014

As the long summer holidays come to a close and pupils start their new term at school, Dr Jurgita Cekanaviciene from Care UK’s Guildhall Walk health centre in Portsmouth offers parents some hints and tips on keeping youngsters healthy.

Are you ready for later life?

Are you ready for later life?

August 28 2014

The Ready for Ageing Alliance is to launch a manifesto which it hopes will help to tackle the challenges of ageing and assist people to be better prepared for later life.

Five steps to help reduce the risk of developing dementia

Five steps to help reduce the risk of developing dementia

August 27 2014

Research published today by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that 22 per cent of people are unaware they can reduce their risk of developing dementia.

Annual cost of diabetes hits £800m; prescriptions soar 66%

Annual cost of diabetes hits £800m; prescriptions soar 66%

August 26 2014

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that the number of prescriptions for diabetes has rocketed by two thirds in less than 10 years.

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