Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being 84 days, figures … Read more
Deadline 14th October The Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. They know that our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive and they want to take action … Read more
The majority of studies reported older people in rural areas experienced reduced rates of mortality compared to other areas, with some contradictory evidence. However, a number of studies found poorer physical health in rural and coastal populations, again with some contradictory evidence. There is some evidence of a slight increase in the prevalence of widespread … Read more
The rate of suicide in the UK has hit a 16-year high after surging in the past year following half a decade of decline, new figures show. Data from the Office for Nationals Statistics (ONS) reveals 6,507 suicides were registered last year, marking a 12 per cent rise on the previous year and the highest rate since … Read more
For the first time, every general hospital in England with a consultant-led A&E department has a liaison mental health service to care for patients in crisis. Click here to find out more in the 4th Annual Survey of Liaison Psychiatry in England.
NHS England want to ensure that general practice is a great place to work. We’re investing £12m locally to support our GPs develop exciting and rewarding careers and to stay in practice. Find out more at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/retaining-the-current-medical-workforce/making-general-practice-a-better-place-to-work/
The funding will help tackle the biggest challenges in health and social care over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health. Click here to read the full article.
The average number of registered patients per GP in England has risen to 2,087 – an extra 56 people compared with last year – according to new official figures. Registered patients in England have increased by over 723,000 – or 1.2% – between July 2018 and July 2019, data from NHS Digital shows. To read … Read more
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK*, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity. Almost a third of UK adults are obese and, while smoking … Read more
Setting up the emergency medical features on your phone could save your life. It allows ambulance staff to see information like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact in case of an emergency. Most smartphones have a feature that can help ambulance staff to access your information in case of an emergency without needing your … Read more