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The power of sharing stories and shedding labels
Published on: March 1, 2016 ‘Self-management’ and ‘patient activation’ have been buzz phrases for some time, but the evidence shows people with long-term conditions don’t always take control of their health. But why is that, does it even matter and... more »
The power of sharing stories and shedding labels
How to un-pickle an Oyster: Dry January
Published on: February 5, 2016 More than four million people signed up to Dry January this year, committing to stay off the booze for 31 days and raise money for Cancer Research and Alcohol Concern. So, in the name of... more »
How to un-pickle an Oyster: Dry January
Education, legislation and allegations of the nanny state
Published on: January 15, 2016 As we emerged bleary eyed from the cocoon of Christmas, desperately trying to fit back into our jeans, we were met with a flurry of health-related headlines that made for dismal reading. One in four... more »
Education, legislation and allegations of the nanny state
Stop the health-related brain drain – sign the PACT
Published on: January 8, 2016 Somewhere for a 30-minute nap at lunchtime and a desk nearer the loo are simple measures employers can introduce to keep staff with MS and other long-term conditions on the payroll. What a difference we... more »
Stop the health-related brain drain – sign the PACT