Latest from the BBC – Black women in England are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women, according to a new analysis by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England. Late-stage disease is found in about 25% of black African and 22% of black Caribbean breast cancer patients.
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This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes, and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves. Click here to read the full report on the IPPR’s website (IPPR, the Institute
The NHS comes into contact with more than one million patients every 36 hours. Over the years since the NHS was created, this patient population has grown in diversity in the fullest sense of the word. However, despite the positive way in which the NHS is seen, some sections of the patient population – perhaps
How much extra money is the government really giving the NHS? Five MPs led by Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative chair of the Commons health select committee, have demanded the government abandon its “incorrect” claim that it is putting £10bn into the NHS annual budget by the end of parliament. Here we look at some questions
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given an overall rating of Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC’s report – published today (Tuesday, 1 November) – follows an inspection of services provided by the Trust in June 2016. The CQC has also recommended St George’s be put into special
The Mental Health Foundation have put together some very useful articles on ‘Looking after your mental health’. These include: Top 10 tips How to look after your mental health using exercise How to overcome fear and anxiety Using mindfulness Later Life How to sleep better Click here to read the full articles on the Mental
Being Black, Going Crazy? Black people in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems and to be sectioned. But just why is the community facing such a crisis? Watch the full programme here on the BBC iplayer website First shown 27th September 2016 You must have a TV licence to
By Jane McGrath Director, West London Collaborative 31st October 2016 As chief executive officer of West London Collaborative (WLC), a community-led and owned community interest company, I was lucky enough to have a place in the first cohort of The King’s Fund programme Leading collaboratively with patients and communities, together with the chief pharmacist at
The Mental Health Taskforce. Formed in March 2015, the independent Mental Health Taskforce brought together health and care leaders, people who use services and experts in the field to create a Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for the NHS in England. Click here to read the full report.
A scheme in south London pairs healthcare professionals with former patients to provide courses and advice to those with mental health problems The students gathered on a three-hour “five ways to improve your wellbeing” course in south London are about to have a powerful realization. One of the group is asked to think about how