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.

Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

This first of 2 volumes of the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report provides a comprehensive picture of England’s health. It brings together a number of data … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Caption reads: If you have a cough, cold, flu or sore throat, don't ask for antibiotics. This is a video still showing a duck heading in the direction of a signpost that says 'quack'

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health and we face a future without cures for infection if antibiotics are not used responsibly, the Chief Medical Officer … Read more → – Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Video: Norman Lamb talks about Self Care Week 2012

This week is Self Care Week, 12-18 November 2012. Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations. In … Read more → – Video: Norman Lamb talks about Self Care Week 2012

Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

Across the country 100,000 people are set to benefit from new health technologies, Jeremy Hunt said today, as he set out his vision for improving the lives of people with … Read more → – Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Resources available for Self Care Week 2012

Resources are now available for Self Care Week 2012, to help NHS, social care and voluntary sector organisations run local initiatives. This year, Self Care Week will run from 12-18 November. … Read more → – Resources available for Self Care Week 2012

Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

Updated 7 September 2012 – home oxygen assessment and review (HOS-AR) costing tool has been updated following identification of a minor error within one of the worksheets and macro functionality. … Read more → – Commissioning toolkit for respiratory services published

Voluntary Sector Partnership awards for 2013-14

The ‘Innovation Excellence and Strategic Development Fund’ for 2013-14 will be launching week commencing 25 June 2012. In order to provide potential applicants with a platform to ask questions about … Read more → – Voluntary Sector Partnership awards for 2013-14