2022 Media releases archive

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New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups Promo

New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups

The results of the survey, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, indicate a direct effect of racial discrimination on low confidence in the health system to handle the pandemic, which in turn predicted vaccine refusal.

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Austerity is worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland Promo

Austerity is worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland

13 April 2022

Research shows Scottish government’s progress on reducing NHS waiting time inequality is being reversed due to 2010 austerity measures.

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Health and wellbeing of care workers must have a place in UK social care reform - Promo

Health and wellbeing of care workers must have a place in UK social care reform

6 April 2022

The health and wellbeing needs of the social care workforce must be brought in line with the standards set for NHS workers as part of the reform of UK social care.

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‘Covid not over’ says Royal Society of Medicine President and warns against complacency

15 March 2022

Two years after the first UK lockdown, Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Sir Chris Whitty, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, will join a high-profile conference on Thursday 31 March to discuss the future of COVID-19.

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Teachers not adequately trained to respond to mental health problems in children Promo

Teachers not adequately trained to respond to mental health problems in children

11 March 2022

Schools & teachers in desperate need for investment amidst rapid increase of mental health problems in children. 

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NHS should provide sexual harassment and violence prevention training to employees Promo

NHS should provide sexual harassment and violence prevention training to employees

2 March 2022

Healthcare risks falling behind other sectors in providing training to help employees address sexual harassment and violence within the workplace.

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Only half of people at risk of cardiovascular disease receive lifestyle support Promo

New analysis shows only half of people at risk of cardiovascular disease receive lifestyle support

18 February 2022

A new 10-year analysis of people in England newly diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity shows only half receive lifestyle support from their GPs.

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Health experts fear impact of deteriorating hostile environment Promo

Health experts fear impact deteriorating hostile environment

9 February 2022

Patient rights must be protected as UK policies and government rhetoric indicate a shift from a hostile environment to an abusive one, say a group of experts and campaigners involved in refugee and migrant health.

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New 10-year analysis indicates 48.9% increase in opioid-related hospital admissions Promo

New 10-year analysis indicates 48.9% increase in opioid-related hospital admissions

4 February 2022

A study led by researchers at the London School of Economics and published in the JRSM, shows an increase in opioid-related hospital admissions by 48.9%.

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Resource allocations for health and education - promo

Resource allocations for health and education should be based on evidence, not politics

12 January 2022

If resource allocation decisions were made based on evidence rather than internal and external politics, the education sector would get a large chunk of resources, given its potential for positive impact on health, wellbeing and the economy, now and in the future.

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