Long term conditions

There are around 15 million people in England with at least one long term condition – a condition that can not be cured but can be managed through medication and/or therapy. There is no definitive list of long term conditions – diabetes, asthma and coronary heart disease can all be included.

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

A one-off additional £150m will be allocated to Primary Care Trusts in England, for immediate transfer to local authorities for investment in social care services which also benefit the health … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

Telehealth trial shows early success

The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme is the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare anywhere in the world.  It was set up in 2008 to look at the … Read more → – Telehealth trial shows early success

Whole system demonstrator programme: Headline findings – December 2011

The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme is the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare in the world, involving 6191 patients, 238 GP practices across three sites, Newham, Kent … Read more → – Whole system demonstrator programme: Headline findings – December 2011

A reminder about the Multiple Sclerosis risk sharing scheme

The published multiple sclerosis (MS) risk sharing scheme letter reminds the NHS about the scheme and the legal obligation to comply with it. The NHS should be aware that a … Read more → – A reminder about the Multiple Sclerosis risk sharing scheme

Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

A nationwide information service to help keep everyone safe and well this winter was launched today by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The online hub will provide … Read more → – Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

Self Care Week 2011

Self care week 2011

Self Care Week 2011 starts today. Run in partnership with the Self Care Forum, Self Care Week aims to help people take care of themselves, and is an opportunity for … Read more → – Self Care Week 2011

Remember to get your flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding everyone in an at-risk group to come forward and join the estimated seven million people who have already had the … Read more → – Remember to get your flu jab