More than a quarter feel stressed at work all or most of the time
One in five British employees (19.6%) have taken time off work due to stress, a survey shows.
Factors such as unrealistic deadlines, pressure from above and lack of support are cited as the biggest culprits in causing stress.
More than a quarter of workers [...]
In the 1960s just three in 10 beat the disease
More than eight in 10 children with cancer now survive, compared to just three in 10 in the late 1960s.
The number of children surviving cancer for five years or more has risen from 79% to 82% in the last decade.
The latest figures from Cancer [...]
The end of a temporary fund set up by the Government to pay for life-prolonging cancer drugs could spell disaster for thousands of patients, campaigners are warning.
The £200m a year Cancer Drugs Fund, which was set up in April 2011, has led to 30,000 patients in England getting drugs banned on [...]
‘Stark’ variation in levels of support available
GPs across almost a third of England have no access at all to occupational health (OH) services, while the support available elsewhere varies ‘starkly’, it has been claimed.
Information collected as part of an internal review by NHS England, obtained by doctors’ magazine Pulse [...]
More employees call in sick during hot weather, suggests survey
Employers have reported a spike in absence rates during the recent hot weather, according to research by intermediary firm PMI Health Group.
The study found that 30% of companies say they have seen more staff call in sick since the start of the [...]
People who go to work on foot 40% less likely to have the disease
Walking to work each day could cut an individual’s chances of developing diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers found people who go to work on foot are 40% less likely to have the disease than those who drive.
Academics at Imperial College [...]
Patients on 36 hospital wards in England would not recommend them to loved ones, the first set of data from the NHS friends and family test reveals today.
The test – which the NHS claims will drive up choice and quality by improving transparency – was introduced in April and asks patients [...]
NICE has issued a final decision not to recommend the advanced breast cancer treatment, Afinitor® (everolimus), to be available to patients on the NHS. Everolimus will continue to be available to patients in England only via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), however, there is uncertainty around access for future patients as [...]
Office workers who sit next to the window as they work are often more productive than colleagues who spend the day further away from daylight.
Scientists say that sitting next to the office window could in fact double workers’ alertness and make them happier.
Speaking at the at Cheltenham Science Festival this week, Oxford [...]
Select Committee raises concerns over efficiency savings
The NHS is rationing patients’ access to certain treatments in a bid to meet its efficiency savings targets, MPs have warned.
The Public Accounts Committee has today published its latest report on the NHS’s progress in meeting its requirement of £20bn in efficiency savings by 2014-15.
It said that [...]