Number of registered patients per GP rises to almost 2,100

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

Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking

  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

Emergency medical info – SET IT UP!!

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

NHS to launch young people’s gambling addiction service

The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The move comes amid growing concern that the scourge of problem gambling is being fuelled by online gaming sites and targeted adverts, NHS … Read more

Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015 evaluation

At the request of the Department of Health and Social Care, the CQC has looked at how well the Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is being used across mental health services since it was updated in 2015. They looked for the useful things and the barriers that services have found when they use … Read more

How easy is it to travel to medical appointments?

  How can health and care professionals help with the issue of patient transport? 1. Supporting people to find out if they are eligible for non-emergency transport services 2. Promoting how patients may be able to get a refund on their transport costs In our latest review of people’s experiences of NHS and social care … Read more

END OF LIFE CARE

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. Take a look at this guidance to help you know what to expect, how to plan ahead and how to manage your day to day decisions.

New national strategy to tackle Gypsy, Roma and Traveller inequalities

Communities Minister Lord Bourne launched a national strategy to tackle entrenched inequality and improve the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities on Thursday 6thJune. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to lead the national strategy, working with several government departments and the Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit to improve outcomes … Read more

Just like us – an exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and heritage is being held at the Streetlife Museum It will run from 13th June to 27th June and admission is free

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