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  • 11Jul

    Job advert: Information & Support Manager, Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK

    Job role: Information & Support Manager, Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK Term: Full time, permanent Location: Blackfriars, London Salary: Between 28K and 30K per annum Closing date: Applications must be received by 5pm;  31st July 2019 This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and empathetic individual to lead on delivering our support and services offering to the community of people…

  • 11Jul

    Job advert: Information and Support Manager, Target Ovarian Cancer

    Role:  Information and Support Manager, Target Ovarian Cancer Salary: £36,000 per annum Location: Angel, London Job type: Permanent, Full time (37.5 hours) Closing date: 11pm; Thursday 1 August 2019 First-round interviews: Wednesday 7 August 2019   Target Ovarian Cancer are looking for an Information and Support Manager to lead the development and provision of our digital…

  • 10Jul

    GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications

    Applications for the 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open. The awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working…

  • 10Jul

    A citizen-led approach to health and care

    The King’s Fund has published an independent critique into the Wigan Deal, analysing its results and exploring what local authorities, NHS organisations and others can learn from the area. Over the past six years public services in Wigan have been through a major transformation based on the idea of building a different relationship with local…

  • 10Jul

    The role of health libraries in patient information

    In this article, Deena Maggs discusses the role of health libraries in providing better health information and better outcomes for patients. She emphasises the importance of evidence-based information which is clinically accurate, up-to-date and easy to understand for patients. As part of a Health Education England senior leadership programme, Deena has been working on a project focused on…

  • 10Jul

    NHS publishes Patient Safety Strategy

    NHS Improvement has published a strategy setting out how it will ‘continuously improve patient safety’ by building on the foundations of safer cultures and systems. Key principles include continuously improving, behaviours of kindness and civility and widening patient safety to think beyond things that go wrong. The strategy also outlines plans to replace the National…

  • 10Jul

    Explaining digital engagement to three year olds

    In this blog, Eva Lake, Head of Engagement for www.nhs.uk, shares what happened when she volunteered to speak about her job at her son’s preschool. She explains how focusing on a few key principles helped to make the day a success and wonders what the children’s future selves will think about digital being an entity. medium.com

  • 10Jul

    Communicating when naked: lessons learnt as a patient

    In this article Helen Osborne, author of Health Literacy from A to Z, shares some of the lessons she learnt during her time as a patient. As an occupational therapist and health literacy consultant she felt in charge of conversations no matter which professional ‘hat’ she was wearing. But when a routine mammogram turned out…

  • 10Jul

    Facebook cracks down on sensational health claims

    Facebook has announced two ranking updates to minimise the impact of health content which is sensational or misleading. The changes aim to reduce posts with exaggerated or sensational health claims, for example, making a sensational claim about a miracle cure. They also target posts attempting to sell products or services based on health-related claims. For example, promoting…

  • 10Jul

    Prehabilitation for people with cancer

    PIf members, Macmillan Cancer Support has published new guidance for prehabilitation within the management and support of people with cancer. Following a review in 2017 it was agreed prehabilitation should be incorporated into routine cancer care and there was a need to develop principles and guidance for health professionals. Macmillan has developed the guidance in partnership with…

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