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Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Connect Health's Danielle Chulan discusses how healthcare services and patient care can be improved if commissioners link performance measures to quality and high value activity. 
All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 15.3 million vulnerable people in the UK – more than a quarter of all adults – have now been inoculated with their...
Governments must act on China's forced organ harvesting

Governments must act on China’s forced organ harvesting

In November 2020, the China Tribunal presented evidence of forced organ harvesting in the country to the UK Parliament’s newly formed China Research Group...
Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

The Scottish government’s Clear Your Head campaign aims to provide help and support for people whose mental health has been affected by the COVID-19...
Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

New modelling has revealed how adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritise health could save millions of lives each...
Protecting health from radon exposure

Protecting health from radon exposure

A new survey from the World Health Organization has highlighted that countries still need to take action to mitigate the impacts of radon exposure. In...
UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

A UK project is helping indigenous communities in Petén, Guatemala, to protect and use their ancient, traditional medicine. The Green Health project (Darwin initiative) is...
World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

The European Commission has presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan which aims to take a new approach to the prevention, treatment, and care of cancer. The...
Health of women and children affected by armed conflict not addressed

Health of women and children affected by armed conflict not addressed

New estimates have revealed that the health needs of 630 million women and children affected by armed conflict across the globe are not being...
Health and wellbeing fund to give babies best start in life

Health and wellbeing fund to give babies best start in life

A new Health and Wellbeing Fund will go towards supporting projects in the UK that aim to reduce health inequalities for new mothers and...
UK rolls out asymptomatic testing to stop spread of COVID-19

UK rolls out asymptomatic testing to stop spread of COVID-19

The UK will begin to roll out rapid and regular testing across the country for people without any symptoms of COVID-19 this week. The UK’s...
A united approach to fighting COVID-19 in Europe

A united approach to fighting COVID-19 in Europe

The European Commission has set out several actions to be taken across Europe to establish a united front in beating the COVID-19 virus. The European...
COVID-19 lockdowns reveal loneliness crisis for young people

COVID-19 lockdowns reveal loneliness crisis for young people

The national COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe are having an alarming effect on young people under 30, according to new research, with many experiencing the...
Boost for UK social care needed to support exhausted workforce

Boost for UK social care needed to support exhausted workforce

An immediate financial boost is needed for social care to support its exhausted workforce and ensure that vital services do not collapse, says ADASS. The...
Major UK Mental Health Act reform to give patients more autonomy

Major UK Mental Health Act reform to give patients more autonomy

Patients in the UK are set to have more control over their mental health treatment in a major overhaul of the country’s Mental Health...
UK forms new strategy to improve rare disease diagnosis and treatment

UK forms new strategy to improve rare disease diagnosis and treatment

The UK has created a new framework to accelerate the diagnosis of rare diseases, as well as improving treatment and raising awareness. More than 3.5...
New global health insurance card for British citizens

New global health insurance card for British citizens

The UK has launched a new Global Health Insurance card (GHIC) as part of the new UK-EU deal. The UK has made a new agreement...
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£6m project to investigate role of food in child and environmental health

UK universities will be leading a £6m project to study food and health with an aim to improve the health of future generations and...
air pollution death

Inquest finds air pollution contributed to girl’s death in ground-breaking ruling

 The government has been urged to  enshrine World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits into UK law, following an inquest into the death of a nine-year-old girl.
medical needs of children

Addressing the medical needs of children in Europe

A progress report on the development of the European Commission (EC) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) Action Plan on Paediatrics has been published, highlighting in particular, strategies to address the medical needs of children 

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