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.
August 22 2014
NHS England has this week published an update to Sir Bruce Keogh’s urgent and emergency care review, which involves clinicians, patients and healthcare providers working together to develop and deliver a new vision for urgent and emergency care services.
August 20 2014
Patients who have repeat prescriptions are being urged to ensure they have sufficient medication to see them over the August bank holiday weekend.
August 19 2014
A recent survey of 500 GPs has revealed serious concerns about mental health services being overstretched.
August 8 2014
The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for more support to be available to people diagnosed with dementia after a survey of nearly 400 individuals revealed that 90 per cent of respondents felt unsupported after their diagnosis.
July 31 2014
Looking after our eyes is a vital but often overlooked part of our health. Follow these simple tips from a Care UK ophthalmology expert to make sure your eyesight stays safe.
July 29 2014
With the long summer holiday stretching ahead of us, perhaps now is a good time to think about your child’s weight and lifestyle.
July 25 2014
The news this week that fewer young people are starting smoking has got to be welcomed. According to research from the Health and Social Care Information Centre between 2003 and 2013, regular smoking fell from 9% to 3% among 11 to 15 year-olds.
July 24 2014
A thought provoking quote from mental health charity Mind: “Loneliness is not feeling part of the world – you might be surrounded by loads of people but you are still lonely.”
July 21 2014
There are many races for people who enjoy running to participate in. Liz Jones, head of nursing and clinical services at a Care UK treatment centre, looks at how to make sure you have a good race that doesn’t take a toll on your health.