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The deadline for people to make a claim if they believe their ongoing care should have been funded by the Welsh NHS is being extended. Continuing healthcare is a package of care paid for by the NHS for people with complex needs which are primarily health-based. The care may be…
Children whose grandmothers smoked have a heightened risk of asthma even if their mothers avoided the habit, a study has shown. Evidence that the lifestyle sins of the grandmother can skip a generation and be visited upon her grandchildren comes from a large Swedish study. It adds to growing evidence…
The latest statistics release on Scotland's health reveals that 46% of Scots live with at least one long term condition. The Scottish Health Survey statistics 2014, produced by the Scottish Government, give indepth information about the nature of health and wellbeing across Scotland, including prelevance of certain conditions, diet and…
The Marmot Review (2010) made a range of recommendations to reduce health inequalities in England. Building on the Review, the UCL Institute of Health Equity has produced 4 papers which include evidence, and examples of practical action that can be taken at a local level to reduce health inequalities. They…
This Department of Health consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.…
Some 84,000 cases of cancer could be prevented every year if people lost weight, exercised and cut their drinking, experts have said. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) published data showing how many cancer cases in the UK could be stopped if people led more healthy lifestyles. It estimates around…
Staff working in health, social care, the independent and third sectors can now access a valuable educational resource that helps them learn about the role of strategic commissioning and its importance in the context of health and social care integration in Scotland. Developed by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in…
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has confirmed that ten health centres across the country will form community care teams over the next two years in a bid to improve the role of general practice in Scotland. Over the next two years, the ten health centres will test different ways of…
Thousands of cases of ill health, obesity and tooth decay among under-fives could be prevented if the worst areas of England matched the best, according to a report. The study for the National Children's Bureau charity revealed wide variations in the health of young children according to where they live.…
One in five middle-aged women has ignored symptoms which could indicate ovarian or womb cancer, according to a poll. Persistent bloating, pelvic discomfort and changes to periods were seen by many women aged 46 to 55 as normal for their age, the survey found. Four in 10 of all women…
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has created a new online learning resource for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service. The new resource is based on the QNI’s existing popular resource, ‘Transition to Community Nursing Practice’ which was launched in September 2013. The new learning resource has…
Five million people in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, according to a new analysis. In most parts of the country, more than one in 10 adults are at risk of Type 2 diabetes and, in some regions,…

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