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  • 26Jul

    Stories or numbers or stories and numbers

    Blog for Patient Experience Library: A few weeks ago we suggested that the Gosport Inquiry should finally bring to an end the idea that patient stories are simply “anecdote”, carrying less weight than the “hard” evidence of statistical data. This week, we have dug back into our archive to revisit the issue via a conference presentation…

  • 26Jul

    Patients’ roles and rights in research

    Excerpts from the editorial piece in the BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3193 Full partnership with patients is essential to any modern research enterprise Patient and public involvement in research is becoming a mainstream activity thanks to recognition by everyone in the research process from funders and regulators to conference organisers and publishers that it helps them do a better…

  • 26Jul

    City4Age – The ultimate city for the elderly population

    The European funded City4Age project aims to make cities more age-friendly. It will create innovative ICT tools and services for early detection of risks related to frailty and of Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI). The services will be tested in several European cities, as well as in Singapore. City4Age strives to enable Ambient Assisted Cities, or Age-friendly…

  • 26Jul

    Tools to Support Clinical Practice: Diabetes UK information prescriptions

    From Diabetes & Primary Care Journal; Authors: Pam Brown, Jane Diggle, Rezaul Mirza, Amy Rylance; Issue: Vol 20 No 2 2018 Pages: 51-52 Diabetes UK information prescriptions (IPs) contain personalised easy-to-read explanations, clear images and individual goals to help prevent diabetes health complications. These single-sided A4 sheets are used in clinical appointments. They are built into clinical IT…

  • 26Jul

    An introduction to the Public Health Dashboard

    This blog accompanies the official release of the Public Health Dashboard and is intended to serve as an introduction to the tool. The purpose of the Public Health Dashboard (PHD) is to support local decision-making by bringing existing comparative data into one place and making it accessible and meaningful to a wide audience. The PHD contains data on…

  • 26Jul

    Wellcome launches social media health info research probe

    Health improvement foundation wants to find out how influential – and how authentic – information and guidance is for parents on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. Charitable foundation Wellcome has launched a research programme to investigate the spread of health information on social media, and the impact that fake health news might have on the decisions people…

  • 26Jul

    A call for evidence to inform the Topol Review

    On 5 July 2018, the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary. While it is hard to predict the future, we know that genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics will have an enormous impact on patients and the workforce over the next two decades. These technologies are transforming our ability to empower patients to participate actively…

  • 19Jul

    Planning for a national centre for arts and health

    Blog by Sarah Gregory for the King’s Fund: We are fast approaching the 10-year anniversary of then health secretary Alan Johnson’s call for participatory arts to be part of the mainstream in health and social care. A decade after this speech, while the evidence base for the impact of arts on health and wellbeing continues to…

  • 19Jul

    Two way street: Industry/patient dialogue and its role in market access

    Excerpts from an article in Pharmafield Magazine: The UK market access landscape is constantly evolving with environmental developments, pricing and reimbursement challenges, regulatory changes, customer financial pressures, and innovations through new technology. However at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry remains the need to develop and communicate a medicine’s value proposition to all relevant stakeholders from…

  • 19Jul

    How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve

    How Online Communities of People With Long-Term Conditions Function and Evolve: Network Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Online Communities Self-management support can improve health and reduce health care utilization by people with long-term conditions. Online communities for people with long-term conditions have the potential to influence…

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