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Stroke Association – Mini-strokes are “not just a funny turn”

Stroke is one of the five big killers tackled in Living Well for Longer. Chris Randell, the Stroke Association‘s parliamentary and campaigns officer and one … Read more → – Stroke Association – Mini-strokes are “not just a funny turn”

Bringing the health system together to help us live well for longer

Every year, around 103,000 deaths of people under the age of 75 could have been avoided through better prevention, earlier diagnosis and improved access to … Read more → – Bringing the health system together to help us live well for longer

Comorbidities Framework: A Framework of Principles for System-Wide Action

Amina Aitsi-Selmi, public health registrar, writes about her experiences writing the Co-Morbidities Framework.  As a specialist registrar in public health, you never know what you’re … Read more → – Comorbidities Framework: A Framework of Principles for System-Wide Action

The role of community pharmacy

Michael Holden, chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association, writes about the role of community pharmacy in ‘living well for longer’. There is an enormous … Read more → – The role of community pharmacy

Call to action on health checks

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if NHS health checks were offered throughout the country and taken up, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said … Read more → – Call to action on health checks

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1 May: Delicious/rpmp

Guardian: Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

WHO data shows antibiotics are losing their power to fight infections, which could have "devastating" consequences for public health as once-beaten … Read more »Guardian: Antibiotics are losing effectiveness in every country, says WHO

1 May: Delicious/rpmp

Rethink - Living Well For Longer tackles mental illness health inequalities

Rethink is celebrating that LWFL puts the physical health needs of people with mental illness at the very top of the NHS’s agenda. Read more »Rethink - Living Well For Longer tackles mental illness health inequalities

1 May: Delicious/rpmp

BBC - Melanoma cases increase in Scotland

Cases of skin cancer have increased by 37% over the past decade, possibly because of better awareness and improved diagnosis, but risky behaviours, … Read more »BBC - Melanoma cases increase in Scotland

29 Apr: Delicious/rpmp

BBC - Thousands ignore mini-stroke signs

The Stroke Association warns that mini-strokes are not just a "funny turn" and are often a sign of a bigger stroke to come. Read more »BBC - Thousands ignore mini-stroke signs