Patients who have completed the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) have lost almost 60,000kg between them. New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than originally predicted and a total of 59,000kg. The programme, which gives advice […]
It’s been a busy year for the NHS Diabetes Programme. This Summer, and coinciding with the NHS’s 70th Birthday, England became the first country in the world to achieve full national coverage with a Type 2 diabetes prevention programme. From launch in June 2016, the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) has seen over […]
Babyloss Awareness Week is held annually from October 9 to 15. Involving twenty-one pregnancy and baby loss charities in the UK, it’s a special opportunity to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth. The Miscarriage Association’s National Director, Ruth Bender Atik, takes a look at how we can improve experiences […]
Karen Breach from Hampshire says she “burst into tears” after being told the news that she had achieved remission of her Type 2 diabetes at the end of last year. The 67 year old retired medical secretary was diagnosed with the condition over ten years ago and prescribed the diabetes medication, Metformin. Karen says she […]
The British Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as follows: The perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sound. This noise may be heard in one ear, in both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be low, medium or high‑pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go.
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When 65-year-old Peter Bell from Keynsham in Somerset discovered he was at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, he decided he had to do something about it. A routine blood test by his GP showed raised blood sugar readings, warning signs that he was at risk of developing the condition. Peter’s GP referred him to […]
Next Tuesday (27 March) marks the two year anniversary of the publication of Better Births, and Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People at NHS England and National Maternity Safety Champion for the Department of Health reflects on the importance of continuity of carer in maternity services. Some would say that implementing […]
The impact of poor hearing in adults can be great both at a personal and a societal level leading to social isolation, depression, loss of independence and employment challenges.
Assessing the hearing needs of adults with hearing loss, developing an individual management plan and providing appropriate interventions can reduce isolation, facilitate continued integration with society and promote independent living.
Marking the first anniversary of AHPs into Action, the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer reflects on the significant contribution AHPs are making to improving health and care for patients and communities in England: As one of the first crowdsourced national policy documents in Europe, AHPs into Action was developed using national policy priorities, best available […]