General Health

Wellbeing budgets

Campaigning public health charity ASH recently reported that the government has been urged by a think-tank to introduce “'wellbeing budgets’ that look beyond gross domestic product (GDP) to reduce...

Ending smoking in the UK would increase the number of UK jobs by nearly half a million

New analysis of national statistics published in advance of the budget and spending review recently finds major benefits to the UK economy if all expenditure on tobacco ended.

GDC launches Covid-19 research

The General Dental Council (GDC) is launching its second round of research on the continuing and changing impact of Covid-19.

Children facing long waits for dental treatment

NHS dentistry delays are affecting the oral health, and general wellbeing, of children.  

Let's talk about the M word

A campaign has been established to coincide with Menopause Awareness Month (October) to ensure that all NHS dental services have a menopause policy in place.

Understanding mental health

Suki Singh talks to Lauren Harrhy about mental health awareness and what more can be done.

Celebrate happiness at work with Mind Flossing cards from Mind Ninja

The Mind Flossing Toolkit officially launched during ‘International Week of Happiness at Work’ and ‘Friendship Month’ and consists of a deck of cards to nurture greater well-being and resilience.

Surge in smoking among young adults during lockdown

The number of 18-34 year-olds who smoke increased by 25 per cent in England during the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

BSPD welcomes new universal focus on the voice of the child

Drafted by NICE, the guidance, entitled ‘Babies, Children and Young People's Experience of Healthcare’, is designed to ensure the preferences and feelings of young patients are consistently central to...

Simplyhealth offers free healthcare support to UK veterans of the war in Afghanistan

Simplyhealth is therefore opening up its mental health counselling and 24/7 video GP services free of charge to Afghanistan veterans to help ease the mental and physical burden many of them are...

Focus on preventing youth vaping interfering with adults’ efforts to stop smoking

ASH has recently reported that the skeptical attitude towards e-cigarettes has hindered a recognition of the potentially substantial benefits of e-cigarettes in helping adults to quiet smoking.

Throat cancer one of the most likely to go unrecognised

Amanda Pritchard, the new head of the NHS in England, has recently urged that people do not delay seeking medical treatment when suffering from stomach pain or a cough that does not go away, as these...