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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

UK’s mental health spending gap The mental health charity, Mind, have looked at investment across 42 NHS regions and found that there a nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England. The biggest spenders were those such as South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, spending £220.63 per person, per year, compared to Gloucestershire who only…

Opinion

Weighing up the facts about obesity

Sabrina Rafael, Analyst, ZPB Associates Obesity is a problem across both developed and developing nations. Over half of the population in many countries are overweight or obese, leading to a wide range of health and social costs. It is often asked, what is the single most important intervention to tackle obesity and to the dismay…

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GP pressures, innovation and bicycle prescriptions – This week’s Friday Five

Minister announces new national innovation ‘unit’ Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced that a new national unit is being established to oversee innovation and medicines. It will be led by Dr Sam Roberts, who is currently NHSE and I’s director of innovation and research. The innovation unit will house the accelerated access collaborative, which was…