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Ekklesia | Research finds socioeconomic inequalities in use of English NHS outpatient care emerged after 2010

Ekklesia | Research finds socioeconomic inequalities in use of English NHS outpatient care emerged after 2010 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Ensuring that access to health care is based on clinical need, not age, location, or ability to pay, is a founding principle of the NHS. But it does not necessarily follow that individuals with the same health needs but different socioeconomic status make the same use of NHS care.

In fact, after taking into account individual health needs, the highly educated aged 65 and above use considerably more NHS outpatient (specialist) care than their less educated peers. This is driven by greater use of routine and follow-up care. The gap between more- and less-educated individuals emerged only after 2010, a period of time in which the pace of NHS funding growth slowed sharply. No such gap exists for use of emergency or elective inpatient care.
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NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail

NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Experts from University College London and the University of Michigan studied health data on nearly 18,700 people aged 55-64 in England and the States.
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Cancelled NHS treatment may be storing up greater health problems for the future

Cancelled NHS treatment may be storing up greater health problems for the future | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Responding to Understanding Society data on the reduction in treatment for people with long-term conditions, Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said:

'These latest findings show the serious impact COVID-19 has had on the delivery of services for people with long-term conditions like cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. That 63% of people with serious long-term conditions had their planned treatment cancelled suggests we may be storing up greater health problems for the future and underlines the huge challenge the NHS has faced in trying to provide routine care while also treating COVID-19 patients. 
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David Oliver Q&A: a view from the Covid-19 coalface | 

David Oliver Q&A: a view from the Covid-19 coalface |  | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis changing the way we live our lives and having a huge impact on the NHS, David Oliver describes what motivates him as a clinician at such a time, what the health service and the wider country need to learn from the past few months, and how pleased he is to be doing the job that he trained for.
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Bradford Kurdish Mosque spends thousands in donation to NHS

Bradford Kurdish Mosque spends thousands in donation to NHS | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A BRADFORD Mosque and community centre has donated thousands of pounds worth of food, drink and PPE to NHS staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), to assist in the coronavirus relief effort.

Salahadin Mosque, which is run by the West Yorkshire Kurdish Community Association, made the charitable donation on Tuesday, donating snacks, hot and cold beverages and 2,000 face masks to staff at BRI.
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Coronavirus: Charity warns of increased paedophile activity in lockdown | UK | News

Fears of the coronavirus outbreak worsening have led the world to come down hard on isolation measures. In the UK alone, 422 people have died and more than 8,000 people have tested positive for the infection. Prime Minister Boris Johnson mandated lockdown on Monday evening, declaring that the public should not go outside “unless it’s absolutely necessary” in a bid to reduce the burden on the NHS. Self-isolation measures are changing the lives of Britons up and down the country in what has been described as the greatest restriction of liberty in our nation’s history. As many members of the public are able to work from home and children are forced to stay inside following school closures last Friday, the risks of quarantine are only beginning to be understood now. Most concerningly, one child sex abuse investigator gave a chilling warning that those types of nefarious crimes could see a dramatic spike.
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How the coronavirus crisis has renewed the case for the welfare state

How the coronavirus crisis has renewed the case for the welfare state | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The NHS, former Conservative chancellor Nigel Lawson once observed, is “the closest thing the English have to a religion”. As the nation’s people congregate each Thursday at 8pm to hymn the health service, this description has rarely felt more apt. After the longest period of austerity in its history, the NHS is once more promised “whatever it needs”. Prussia was described as an army with a state; the UK currently resembles a health service with a state. 

The coronavirus pandemic is both a health crisis and an economic one; the NHS has borne the former, the wider welfare state is enduring the latter. Between 16 and 31 March, 950,000 people successfully applied for Universal Credit – ten times the usual fortnightly average. While successful applicants must still wait at least five weeks for their first payment, the government has increased the standard UC allowance by £1,000 a year (a further £80 a month), raising benefits to their highest ever real-terms level. Until recently, unemployment benefit was worth no more than it was in the early 1990s, despite the economy having grown by 75 per cent since then.
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Key workers: key facts and questions - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

Key workers: key facts and questions - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The resilience of the economy and society to the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on our ability to ensure key workers can keep working. Frontline NHS workers will obviously be key to responding to the pandemic, but workers in other critical areas such as education, social care, the emergency services, food supply, local and national government, the police and army will also have a key role to play.

This is already a major priority for government. The government has today published a list of key worker occupations who will still be eligible for childcare in schools after they shut for most pupils later today. The length of this list suggests that we are quickly going to learn just how interdependent we are on one another to lead our daily lives.
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Study reveals increase in wellbeing for people who donate their time | Stock Daily Dish

Volunteering for the NHS can boost your mental health: Study reveals increase in wellbeing for people who donate their time
Volunteering can significantly boost mental health and well-being in the middle aged and the elderly, a study found.

Mental and emotional well-being was best among those who were frequent volunteers and worst in those who never offered their help.
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More trying to quit smoking | News

More trying to quit smoking | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent).

This was the service’s most successful year ever. In the past five years, Help Me Quit has treated an impressive total of 70,796 smokers.
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Civic Nation BrandVoice: How Parties, But Not Those Kinds Of Parties, Will Change The Fabric Of Our Democracy

Civic Nation BrandVoice: How Parties, But Not Those Kinds Of Parties, Will Change The Fabric Of Our Democracy | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The U.K. Office for National Statistics has released new research into the contribution of migrant labor to the tourism and health sectors. Using such data sources as the Annual Population Survey, the Labour Force Survey and NHS workforce statistics, the report shows that over 10% of both the health and tourism sectors rely on foreign workers.
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Sure Start programme saved the NHS millions of pounds, study finds | Society | The Guardian

Sure Start programme saved the NHS millions of pounds, study finds | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Sure Start children’s centres delivered major health benefits for youngsters in the most deprived areas, reducing the number of people taken to hospital and delivering millions of pounds in savings to the NHS, a study has found.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies research found that where Sure Start offered high levels of service in poor neighbourhoods in England, visits to hospital to treat injuries fell among all children of primary school age, and by a third of all 11-year-olds.
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NHS staff survey reveals hospital workers face stress, bullying and harassment

NHS staff survey reveals hospital workers face stress, bullying and harassment | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
DOCTORS and nurses in our hospitals are forced to work beyond their working hours without pay as the staffing and recruitment crisis continues to take its toll.

According to the NHS Staff Survey 2018, the majority of respondents (62 per cent) at Oxford University Hospitals OUH said they work unpaid extra hours, while hundreds admitted that work-related stress had made them ill.

And worryingly for trust bosses, just a quarter of staff felt that OUH took positive action on the mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

The findings are yet more evidence that local workers at the county's understaffed hospitals continue to be pushed to the limit.
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Eat This Moroccan Salmon Recipe Because We All Need More Oily Fish In Our Lives

Eat This Moroccan Salmon Recipe Because We All Need More Oily Fish In Our Lives | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Despite constant campaigns to get us to eat more fruit and veg, most adults in England don’t eat five portions a day – just 28% manage it, according to the 2018 Health Survey for England.

Another piece of dietary advice that regularly goes unheeded is the NHS recommendation that adults eat at least one portion of oily fish a week. That’s because the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids oily fish contains can improve your heart health.
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Britons with life-threatening conditions denied care during pandemic | NHS | The Guardian

Britons with life-threatening conditions denied care during pandemic | NHS | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Almost two-thirds of Britons with common life-threatening conditions have been denied care by the NHS because hospitals have focused on fighting Covid-19, new research has revealed.

Seven out of 10 people with diabetes, 65% of those with high blood pressure and 64% of people suffering from breathing problems have had care cancelled by the NHS across the UK during the pandemic.
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Lockdown denied Britons with life-threatening conditions critical care, largest study to date confirms -- Society's Child

Lockdown denied Britons with life-threatening conditions critical care, largest study to date confirms -- Society's Child | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Almost two-thirds of Britons with common life-threatening conditions have been denied care by the NHS because hospitals have focused on fighting Covid-19, new research has revealed.

Seven out of 10 diabetics, 65% of those with high blood pressure and 64% of people suffering from breathing problems have had care cancelled by the NHS across the UK during the pandemic.

Even a majority of cancer patients - 53% - have been left unable to access treatment in the normal way, the biggest study of the suspension of NHS care during the pandemic has found.
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Are there more COVID-19 deaths than expected in BAME communities in England – what does the data say?

Are there more COVID-19 deaths than expected in BAME communities in England – what does the data say? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There is increasing concern that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Over the first few weeks of this pandemic there have been several anecdotal reports to suggest that there are many more cases of, hospitalisations for, and deaths due to COVID-19 than we would expect in BAME communities. This phenomenon has been reported both in the general population as well as amongst frontline staff particularly those working in the NHS. In this piece I attempt to go beyond this anecdotal evidence and summarise what can so far be said about the health impacts of COVID-19 on the BAME community from key publicly available datasets.
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Are there differences in volunteering in health and social care and responses to the Coronavirus in England and Wales?

This week, hundreds of thousands of volunteers reported for duty and have started helping the NHS in its fight against coronavirus. The public’s response in volunteering to assist the NHS  has been one of the most positive reactions to the current coronavirus crisis. In particular, over 250,000 people living in England signed up to volunteer to provide help for the NHS via the GoodSAM website within a day of the government announcement on 24/3/2020. The following day this number had passed the half a million mark and had exceeded 750,000 within three days .
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Ekklesia | Public satisfaction with the NHS rose sharply in 2019

Ekklesia | Public satisfaction with the NHS rose sharply in 2019 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
New analysis by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust shows public satisfaction with the NHS jumped to 60 per cent across the UK in 2019, up seven percentage points from the year before. 

The increase marks a turnaround from declines in 2017 and 2018 which saw public satisfaction with the health service drop to 53 per cent, the lowest level in a decade. With NHS waiting times worsening throughout 2019, the authors conclude the improvement is likely to be linked to high profile announcements of more funding for the service before and while the survey was carried out.
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Coronavirus UK: What are 'underlying health conditions'? | Daily Mail

Coronavirus UK: What are 'underlying health conditions'? | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People are calling for more information about the health conditions suffered by victims of the coronavirus in the UK as the NHS continues to use the phrase 'underlying health conditions'.
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Nine key facts about the election everyone keeps getting wrong

From levels of migration to house building and the NHS, turns out most people are in a muddle when it comes to the real state of the UK

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Fears of diabetes epidemic as obesity levels in England almost double to 13million in 20 years –

THE number of obese people in England has almost doubled to 13million in 20 years.

Experts say the rise has fuelled a diabetes epidemic which threatens to bankrupt the NHS with an annual bill of £14billion.
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More trying to quit smoking | News

More trying to quit smoking | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A record breaking 15,599 smokers in Wales used free NHS Help Me Quit services in 2018-19 – signalling the fourth consecutive year of growth and an increase of 3,672 smokers from five years ago (31 per cent).

This was the service’s most successful year ever. In the past five years, Help Me Quit has treated an impressive total of 70,796 smokers.
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Happiness across Wales for GP care and concern for climate change effects

Happiness across Wales for GP care and concern for climate change effects | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WELSH people and those living in Wales are more satisfied with the quality of their GP care than they were last year.

In the National Survey For Wales 2018-19, 93 per cent of the 12,000 spoken to said they were happy with their GP care, an increase of seven per cent from the 2017-2018 data.

The same percentage were also happy with their care at their last NHS hospital appointment, an increase of three per cent.
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Sitting down linked to 50,000 UK deaths per year, say health experts | Metro News

Sitting down linked to 50,000 UK deaths per year, say health experts | Metro News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The effect of our sedentary lifestyles is starting to have serious and expensive consequences.

A team of scientists have claimed the amount of sitting down we all do is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and costs the NHS at least £700 million.

What do they mean when they say sedentary lifestyle? Well, if you’re sitting down for six hours or more each day (whether at home or at work) you’re in that bracket.
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