Email Reminders Improving Patient Engagement

Email reminders are thought to play a key role in keeping patients engaged with their doctors’ clinical notes and their own medical notes. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, found that when patients are given electronic access to their physicians’ notes detailing their primary care visits, they are more likely … More Email Reminders Improving Patient Engagement

Government Crackdown on Unhealthy Lifestyles

  The government certainly seems to be on a mission to get people in England healthier. It began at the start of the year with tough new guidelines on alcohol consumption. This was followed by the launch of the £3m advertising campaign One You to get people to become healthier. Next came Chancellor George Osborne unveiling the … More Government Crackdown on Unhealthy Lifestyles

Lifestyle Advice for Those at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People in England at risk of type-2 diabetes are to be offered healthy-lifestyle support by the NHS to help them prevent the condition developing. The new national programme will be launching this spring, with the aim of helping 20,000 people this year. Patients will be offered 13 sessions focusing on exercise, education and lifestyle changes. … More Lifestyle Advice for Those at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Early Access to Prostate Cancer Drug on NHS

Patients with prostate cancer in England will now have early access to a drug that can delay the need for chemotherapy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug abiraterone for men with advanced prostate cancer, who have not yet had chemotherapy. The drug – developed by UK scientists – can … More Early Access to Prostate Cancer Drug on NHS

Progress: The App to Visualise Body Transformation

Progress lets you visualise your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies. For those who struggle with their weight, one of the more challenging things to deal with beyond, of course, the lifestyle changes that have to accompany any attempts at weight reduction, is our inability to see our own progress. Because weight loss … More Progress: The App to Visualise Body Transformation