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  • 28Feb

    RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards call for applicants

    The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) would like to invite organisations to participate in the 2013 Health & Wellbeing Awards (previously known as Health Promotion Awards). Despite all the changes to the public health landscape, health improvement still plays an important role in reaching and empowering communities to lead better health and tackle health…

  • 27Feb

    2013 College of Medicine Award for Innovation in Self-Care

    The College of Medicine is an independent charity based at Guy’s Hospital dedicated to supporting patients and clinicians to create health for individuals and local communities. It is the first ever College to include patients and representatives of a wide range of therapeutic disciplines as full members of its governing Council. College officers include Sir…

  • 27Feb

    Workshops to help non-profit organisations win and deliver public service contracts

    The first workshops to help charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises (VCSEs) capitalise on opportunities to work for government are now open for registration. Developed by the government with partners in the private and voluntary sectors, the masterclasses will use case studies, practical tools and the direct experiences of experts to guide organisations through what…

  • 26Feb

    Sexual health guidance for parents in Wales

    The All Wales Sexual Health Network, in conjunction with Family Planning Association, has released advice sheets for parents who want to talk to their children about sex and relationships or those faced with difficult questions from their children about the subject. The bilingual advice sheets are available to download for free from the All Wales Sexual Health Network…

  • 26Feb

    Scotland launches bowel cancer screening campaign

    People are almost 50 per cent more likely to survive bowel cancer compared to 30 years ago, according to recent figures. The statistics, from ISD Scotland, have been revealed to coincide with the launch of the Scottish Government’s groundbreaking bowel cancer campaign. They show that the five year survival rate for bowel cancer increased from…

  • 22Feb

    Evidence on homeopathy on NHS Choices suppressed

    The BMJ reports this week that an article on homeopathy on NHS Choices was “stripped of all evidence questioning its effectiveness as a result of intervention by a charity set up by the Prince of Wales.” The article goes on to say: “The Department of Health commissions the NHS Choices website from the private information…

  • 22Feb

    BMA Patient Information Awards entries: closing date 28 February 2013

    The closing date for entries for the BMA Patient Information Awards is the end of this month – 28 February 2013. You can find more information about the conditions of entry, the criteria for selection and judging criteria, from the awards home page. The BMA have made a number of changes this year in order to…

  • 21Feb

    Resources for residents, relatives, visitors and staff in care homes for older people

    My Home Life Cymru, an initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people in Wales. My Home Life Cymru aims to celebrate existing best practice in care homes and promote care homes as a positive option for older people. The…

  • 21Feb

    Macmillan’s cancer information goes social

    The Cancer Information Development team at Macmillan Cancer Support are giving people information through social media. In the past year, they have been giving people the facts on cancer, tackling common myths, writing blogs and sharing infographics. Around 1,300 people affected by cancer are benefiting from these various cancer information channels, which have also encouraged…

  • 21Feb

    March is Shared Decision Making month

    Shared Decision Making (SDM) Month, run by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, provides the unique opportunity to bring together the many organizations and individuals working to advance shared decision making. By definition, shared decision making is a collaborative process and so is this initiative. The many contributors to SDM Month have volunteered their time and talents…

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