Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The power of health coaching

The power of health coaching On the day of John’s consultation, our new GP trainee sat in with me for the first time. Before clinic, we had been chatting about each other’s interests, and I told him my career had been transformed by using health coaching. I explained how it had enabled me to have new ‘partnership’ relationships with my patients. Hot off the medical ward, I could sense his scepticism. In walked our first patient. The Health Foundation

New HIV diagnoses across the UK fell by 17 per cent in 2017

New HIV diagnoses across the UK fell by 17 per cent in 2017 Annual HIV data published today shows new diagnoses decreased from 5,280 new diagnoses in 2016 to 4,363 in 2017. Public Health England

Artificial intelligence (AI) in health

Artificial intelligence (AI) in health The RCP's position statement on artificial intelligence (AI) in health urges industry to address real-world challenges, doctors to appraise the technology and regulators to develop guidance and evaluation methods. Royal College of Physicians 

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International comparison of long term care funding and outcomes

International comparison of long term care funding and outcomes A report from Age UK finds that different countries have responded to the challenges and opportunities of ageing in different ways and with varying degrees of urgency.

Building the future of care to 2028

Building the future of care to 2028 This is a summary document of a technical briefing sent to policy leads and directors in NHS England. It presents a detailed account of a coherent vision for improving health and wellbeing outcomes through interlinked actions across the priority workstreams of the long term plan. Key points covered include specific clinical priorities; investment in a shift towards holistic, personalised and coordinated care; primary care networks; prevention - and secondary prevention; health inequalities; system architecture; and partnership working - including with the VCSE sector. A copy of the full technical briefing is available on request to National Voices. National Voices

Suicide rate among UK men at lowest since 1981

Suicide rate among UK men at lowest since 1981 Suicide rates among men in the UK are at their lowest for more than 30 years, official figures show.

In 2017, there were 4,383 male suicides and the rate was 15.5 per 100,000 men - down from 20 in the late 1980s, data from the Office for National Statistics reveals.

Although the male rate is falling, men still account for three-quarters of suicides in the UK.

The Samaritans said recent efforts to prevent suicides had helped.

The female suicide rate has remained stable for the past 10 years. BBC News

The hospice remembering children in birdsong

The hospice remembering children in birdsong For 19 captivating seconds, Abigail Harvey's family listen intently to the song of a robin. They're sitting in the sunshine of the memorial garden at the hospice where Abigail spent many happy hours.

Ty Hafan's children's hospice, just along the coast from Barry Island in south Wales, holds a special place in their hearts. And now, as part of a remarkable new sound installation, the names of more than 300 children who were cared for there will be celebrated in the form of birdsong. BBC News