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Thousands to benefit from kickstart of mental health services

Thousands to benefit from kickstart of mental health services

Children and adults of all ages, with conditions such as psychosis, depression and anxiety will be among the first to benefit from improved services as work starts on a major transformation programme for mental health care.

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Help to keep older people safe in the heat

Help to keep older people safe in the heat

While the recent spate of hot weather is good news for those of us who want to visit the beach or break out the barbecue, Lucy Harmer, director of services at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, says it is important not to forget about the dangers of extreme temperatures. 

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Recent journal articles

Causes, signs and symptoms of non-melanoma and malignant melanoma skin cancer: part 1

Causes, signs and symptoms of non-melanoma and malignant melanoma skin cancer: part 1

The aim of this two-part article is to highlight an area of cancer which holds promise in the form of overall reduction in incidence and mortality rates dependent on a few factors. These factors include education of the general public about the causes of skin cancer and preventative measures to redu

Ask the expert — How GPNs can tackle the rising problem of obesity and type 2 diabetes

Ask the expert — How GPNs can tackle the rising problem of obesity and type 2 diabetes

The State of the Nation report published in 2015 makes a case for prioritising the prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D) (Diabetes UK, 2015). This report identified T2D as a major challenge fo the NHS which uses a significant proportion of NHS resources - almost 10% of total NHS spending, in fact - ye

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