Category Archives: Practical Advice

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WHO’s Worldwide Trends in Insufficient Physical Activity (BBC News / Lancet Global Health)

Summary It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved. “A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Help and Advice on Debt / Mental Ill-Health Double Whammy (BBC News / Mental Health UK)

Summary Help is available for persons struggling with combined mental health and money management / debt problems. Full Text Link Reference ‘I never thought I’d be alive to pay back my huge debt’. London: BBC Health News, July 6th 2018. … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plan for England (PHE / BBC News)

Summary The Heatwave Plan for England, created with the aim of protecting vulnerable individuals from heat-related harm, may be of enduring interest during this extraordinary Summer. Full Text Link Reference Heatwave Plan for England. [Online]: Public Health England; Department of … Continue reading

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People With Learning Disabilities and Dementia: Reasonable Adjustments to Healthcare Services (PHE / PHELDO)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released a multi-part guide on reasonable adjustments which should be made to health and social care services, with a view to ensuring these services are accessible for people with learning disabilities plus actual or … Continue reading

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What’s Good For the Heart is Good For the Brain (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) estimates that possibly a third of dementia cases could be improved through healthier lifestyle choices. Guidance on healthy lifestyles, to help reduce the risk of dementia, is to be given to patients via free NHS … Continue reading

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Improving Patient Care by Reducing Length of Hospital Stay (NHS Improvement / NHS England)

Summary The NHS, with the cooperation of local authorities, plans to reduce unnecessarily long stays in hospital for patients by a quarter. The aim is to free-up over 4,000 beds in readiness for anticipated Winter pressures on hospitals. Currently, around … Continue reading

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