Ensuring everyone has equal access to good healthcare is fundamental to reducing health inequalities. Dr Sharon Raymond, GP and director of Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation, is making accessibility easier through her Vaxi Taxi project, which helps those in London’s most vulnerable communities' access
On 7 September, Boris Johnson announced a new UK wide health and social care tax is to be introduced to pay for social care reform and NHS funding in England.
The pandemic has put pressure on services but also pushed forward innovation to tackle the significant challenges of frontline infection control and prevention that the NHS should build on.
Integrated care systems and hospital groups across the country are currently establishing scalable, digitally enabled, community diagnostic hubs. Siemens Healthineers gathered the views of health system stakeholders planning local diagnostic provision on the objectives and challenges of this approac
Pandemic disruption has meant waiting lists for lifesaving heart diagnosis and treatment could more than double within two years to over 550,000 in England, a new report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned.
In autumn 2020, the Government made a commitment to build 40 hospitals in England by 2030, with a budget of £3.7 billion. The government has announced the selection process for a further eight new hospitals. The new sites are intended to transform NHS services, for patients, staff and the community.
A project to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures is reducing waiting lists and helping patients receive essential care in Greater Manchester.
Disparities in the growth of waiting lists due to the pandemic highlight the importance of addressing unmet needs among certain populations.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has adopted new technology to tackle the elective surgery backlog. West Middlesex hospital has reduced their time spent gathering pre-operative information by 63 per cent.
The highly anticipated Queen’s Speech of 11 May 2021 laid out the Government’s priorities for the year ahead. While inequality received just one line, the focus on education will be positive in addressing the social determinants of health.
Future heatwaves threaten the health of 12 million people in the UK, a new report by the Climate Coalition has warned.
Applications are now open for a share of a £3.3 million fund to support community projects in England aimed at tackling obesity, reducing smoking and improving learning among mothers and young babies.
Public Health England (PHE) is set to be replaced with a new body that will focus mainly on dealing with pandemics, new reports suggest.
World’s first home antibody test published on Thursday by Imperial College London suggests that 6 per cent of the population in England – around 3.4 million people – have been infected with Covid-19.
A lack of translated coronavirus guidance is jeopardising the safety of non-English speakers in the UK, a joint letter to the Health Secretary claims.
The Government has announced a wide range of different rules and regulations to try and encourage the UK to lose weight. These include new labelling systems for food, restrictions on junk food adverts, ending unhealthy food promotion in shops and encouraging social prescribing.
The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement next week outlining new measures to curb obesity. Of the measures, a ban on Junk food advertising before the watershed is widely expected.
For the first time since 1900, life expectancy has failed to increase in the UK in a decade, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, it has declined. This is according to a new report published by the Institute of Health Equity.
Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be 44 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests.
Different time zones but the same emphasis on improvement methods. Juliette Price, Solutions Architect for Helgerson Solutions, discusses working across sectors to address the social determinants of health in the US and UK at the Public Policy Projects Annual Conference 2019.