Tag : nhs

Self Care Week 2018: Getting The Most Out Of Our NHS

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    Self Care Week, 12th-18th November, is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families, and generations, run by the Self Care Forum. “Choose Self Care for Life” is the strapline for the awareness week this year and organisations are being encouraged … Read More

Racism in the NHS: Good Healthcare for All?

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Despite the lack of research regarding mental health for BAME groups, BAME groups are considered to be at higher risk of developing mental health problems. Black adults were found to have the lowest treatment of mental health of any ethnic group, at 6.2%, compared with 13.3% in the white British … Read More

Internet Activism or ‘Slacktivism’?

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This year marked the 26th anniversary of #worldmentalhealthday: a campaign geared towards ‘raising awareness’ about mental health issues. While this is valuable, both the campaign and the hashtag touch upon two complex issues surrounding mental health: the limitations of internet activism, and the wider notion of ‘raising awareness’ with its … Read More

Stoptober: What Difference Does a Month Make?

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The NHS Stoptober website provides three simple reasons as to why smokers should take part in Stoptober: feel healthier, save money, and protect your family from second-hand smoke. While Public Health England’s annual campaign to get a nation of smokers to quit simultaneously reportedly had a 20% success rate in … Read More

Stoptober: Binning the Cigarettes

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Smoking is a big and bad habit for a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be. This October, the campaign Stoptober has returned, and to help you quit smoking for the whole month, and hopefully a long time after that too, here are a few tips and advice. … Read More

The mental health of NHS workers is in jeopardy: the Conservative government should learn from Germany about how to treat doctors and nurses properly

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It’s no secret that the NHS is in crisis. Chronically underfunded by the current Conservative administration, in 2017 NHS Funding stated that it would need £30 billion to plug the funding gap. The response of Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, was to provide a measly sum of £8 billion. … Read More

Budget Breakdown: What’s in it For Us?

12 months ago / 0 comments

This week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hotly-anticipated budget announcements, in a speech including uncomfortable jokes about cough sweets and Top Gear. The main focus of the budget revolved around housing, duties and transport. For example, white cider fans will be unhappy to note that duty on such drinks will be increased … Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – “Isn’t That Just Laziness?”

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) is often brushed off as tiredness or attention-seeking, if it’s recognised at all. After all, everyone gets worn-out. In reality people have died from CFS, and at its worst those with CFS cannot physically get out of bed. So why is it not taken seriously? Continuing our … Read More

Public Health Warning: Measles Outbreak in Leeds

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On Wednesday it was confirmed that measles is circulating in Leeds, with three confirmed cases and four suspected cases of it in the city. Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging people to check themselves and their children for the symptoms, and to get vaccinated against the virus. They have released … Read More

Public sector workers deserve better than real-terms pay cut

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If you have ever been ill, attended a school or had to call the emergency services, then congratulations, the overwhelming odds are that you have benefited from the labour of public sector workers. These are the people who keep the country running: they care for the sick, educate the young … Read More