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A commissioning framework for public health

Last week I was at the Guardian Public Health Dialogue in London, discussing how the new systems for public health will affect the UK. And eating crisps, of course. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Government’s plans, in a nutshell the responsibilities for the health of the public are moving into Local […]

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12 steps to happiness

Here’s another take on the “things you should do to be happy” riff, this time from the Care Services Improvement Partnership. Interestingly they reference the economic crisis – which is funny because the economic crisis is also referencing us. Here’s a summary of their, erm… twelve: In situations of sustained social, economic and psychological stress, […]

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Foresight Five

Bit of press coverage in the UK today about the publication of Foresight’s Mental Capital and Wellbeing Report. As the Times and the Guardian explain, some 400 scientists have identified the following five activities that we should do every day to be mentally healthy: Connect Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich […]

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