Tag Archives: Living Longer: Reducing Avoidable Premature Mortality

On the Potential of Fracture Liaison Services (NHS England / National Osteoporosis Society)

Summary The following piece introduces work at the National Osteoporosis Society’s Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) on reducing fragility fractures by identifying patients at risk of osteoporosis. Readers are invited to consider: “One month after suffering a hip fracture, one-in-three people … Continue reading

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Public Health England’s Research and Innovation Strategy (PHE / NHS IQ)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have released their strategy for research, development and innovation, following a consultation. The set of seven PHE priorities have been resolved across five broader high level strategic constructs. Topic headings in this report comprise: The … Continue reading

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Public Health England’s Annual Plan (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have released their annual plan, which presents this organisation’s core functions and outlines intended actions for the coming year. “We … continue to support local authorities, the NHS and others to help people live longer, … Continue reading

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Consumption of Nuts Reduces Risks of Early Mortality and Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / NHS Choices / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Researchers at Maastricht University have discovered there is a 23% lower chance of death over a 10-year study period in people eating 10g (0.3oz) or more of nuts or peanuts per day. Over 120,000 Dutch middle-aged to elderly men … Continue reading

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Public Health Reasearch Priorities and Related Developments (BBC News / PHE / NAO)

Summary A consultation document presents Public Health England (PHE)’s plans for research, development and innovation. The seven priorities are: Tackling obesity. Reducing smoking. Reducing harmful drinking. Ensuring every child has the best start in life. Reducing dementia risks. Tackling antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Protecting and Improving the Nation’s Health (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has published a strategic document which defines seven priorities for the next five years. Health professionals, local and national government, the voluntary and community sector and the public are invited to apply the latest evidence concerning … Continue reading

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Housing With Care to Promote Independent Living (BBC News / Demos / Age UK)

Summary Paul Burstow, the former Care Services Minister, has proposed that surplus NHS land could be used for building dedicated housing for older people. This is just one of a number of suggestions to encourage investment in extra care housing … Continue reading

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National CQUIN Incentives to Encourage Physical Health Checks for Mental Health Patients (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Mental health patients tend to die from physical health problems around 15 years earlier than the general population. To help overcome these health inequalities, mental health trusts will be paid for performing assessments of the general physical condition and … Continue reading

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Proposals for Reducing Health Inequalities (Department of Health / NICE / British Council’s Innovation Unit / UCL / CLASS)

Summary This letter from the Secretary of State for Health recognises the importance of reducing health inequalities and specifies nine criteria which will be used to assess whether health bodies (including the Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England, … Continue reading

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