Introducing the Health and Care Bill

A focus on patients, not paperwork. That’s the aim of the Health and Care Bill which was introduced to Parliament on 6th July. The Bill builds on NHS recommendations for reform, including the White Paper ‘Integration and Innovation: Working together to improve Health and Social Care for all’ which was published in February 2021. Delivering […]

Reducing no-shows

What do you do when someone makes a reservation and then either fails to show up or cancels at the last minute? It’s a problem which is having a significant impact on the pub and restaurant trade as it comes out of lockdown. At a time in which table numbers are limited due to social […]

Equality, Diversity, and Mental Health

Equality, diversity and inclusion: three practices which should be baked into the core or every organisation. But sometimes it pays to step up and do more than the usual day to day in order to celebrate these traits. To take the time to highlight ongoing efforts to promote the fair and equal treatment of all, […]

Standing tall

The reopening of gyms marks a new chapter in the UK’s recovery from covid. Admittedly, at the time of writing, only those in England have reopened, with Scotland due to follow suit on 26 April. In Wales the gym re-opening time has been brought forward to 3 May, whilst those in Northern Ireland are currently […]

Interconnected health

What condition are you treating? It used to be a simple question with a simple answer. Patients went to opticians or dentists, to physiotherapists or osteopaths, or to one of a number of other health professions depending on their prime need. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the need for a […]

A stretching routine

“The growth of self-employment and home-working has resulted in many more individuals potentially spending much of their day in virtual isolation.” That quote comes from our February 2020 article which examined the challenges of isolation, with particular reference to both homeworking and a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee enquiry into protecting cognitive ability […]

Anticipating responses

How do we interact with the world around us? It’s a fascinating subject and one which is throwing up new discoveries all the time. It might be easy to dismiss as a cliché the comment that how I see the world is different to your perception. However, the more that we learn about perception the […]

Don’t slip up

Winter; a season of ice and snow, of frozen pavements and frost covered windscreens. For health professionals such as physiotherapists and chiropractors that ice and snow can also bring its share of broken and sprained limbs adding to an already busy workload. This year, while some parts of the UK have already started to receive […]

Your Covid Recovery

What factors influence recovery? That’s the question we posed at the end of an article in August 2020 which looked at the launch of a study into the long term effects of Covid-19. Those effects can be many and varied depending on the individual as well as the severity of their initial symptoms and treatment […]

World mental health day

Never has our mental health been more important. That’s one of the headline messages from World Mental Health Day which took place on 10th October. It’s a key date in the mental health calendar and is one which we have commented on before as it helps to raise awareness and encourage discussion on mental health […]