Opinion, analysis and debate
I’m not a huge fan of Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, so I was not watching ITV1 on Sunday 10 August.David Cameron was, though (allegedly), as were Chris Tarrant, Jeremy Kyle and other celebs.
Cardiac rehabilitation programmes save lives. The research is out there to support the claim along with the testimony of the thousands of patients who have participated in and benefited from them.
The vascular screening programme aims to improve public health but PCTs and GPs must ensure it does not widen the health inequality gap, warns Gladys Xavier
Men’s health is poor and the recession is likely to make it a great deal worse. Local services must be delivered in a male-friendly way to help address this, says Peter Baker
Present at the first successful heart and lung transplant at Papworth Hospital 25 years ago, modern matron Celia Hyde reflects on how her career has developed with the service Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Janelle York, lecturer and researcher in nursing, looks at using the Nintendo Wii as a form of for pulmonary rehabilitation.
My little girl has learnt two valuable lessons this week. The first was discovering that oxo cubes are not chocolates. The second was concerning death.
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The future of public health intervention will be more of a holding exercise than a pre-emptive strike if the view of some researchers at Imperial College London becomes the norm.
Forget healthy eating – order a double McStatinSubscription
We like a buy one get one free offer, don’t we? How many times have you bought a pack of four yoghurts knowing full well that all you need is four yoghurts only to pick up another four because they are free? We reason that someone may come round unexpectedly and want a yoghurt. “Cup of tea?” we ask. “Or maybe a yoghurt?”
Nurses need to be at the heart of commissioning if NHS reforms are to meet patient needsSubscription
As the white paper heralds a new era for healthcare commissioning, Malcolm Thomson urges all nurses to become involved in shaping future services