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Volunteering linked to good mental health

Volunteering linked to good mental health

Volunteering in middle age and senior years is linked to enhanced mental health and emotional wellbeing, according to a recent study

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In the news: Zika; "super surgery"; A&E night closures; health inequality

In the news: Zika; "super surgery"; A&E night closures; health inequality

As part of the daily round up, Primary Care Today looks at the leading healthcare stories in today's news

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Unite tells Hunt to “change the record” on NHS pay straightjacket

Unite tells Hunt to “change the record” on NHS pay straightjacket

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt should “change the record” when it comes to calling for continual tough pay restraint for NHS staff, Unite has said

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Physical activity linked to lower risk of chronic disease

Physical activity linked to lower risk of chronic disease

Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke – according to a study in The BMJ

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PRACTICE BUSINESS

CLINICAL

  • Acute kidney injury: thinking smart

    Acute kidney injury: thinking smart

    Primary care services play a key role in reducing rates of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is on the increase. Changes in process, behaviour and attitude are needed to tackle this often life-threatening disease. But do you know all you need to know about it?

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PHARMACY

PATIENTS & PPI

COMMISSIONING

  • One in 10 CCGs behind in AMR stewardship

    One in 10 CCGs behind in AMR stewardship

    One in 10 CCGs said they did not have an antimicrobial stewardship programme in place, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request carried out by the Patient’s Association (PA)