• New Feature

    A Healthier Life for All: The Case for Cross Government Action

    The All Party Parliamentary Health Group, in partnership with the Health Foundation, is delighted to be launching an essay collection entitled: “A Healthier Life for All:  The Case For Cross- Government Action.” Authors include some of the most distinguished experts in the field of health, addressing a number of pressing health challenges within the UK today. The essays cover topics such as obesity, alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyles and psychological problems, among others. As well as assessing the impact of various health issues, the collection also examines the underlying causes of poor health and avoidable illness. An understanding of such causes is crucial in developing effective policy responses to tackle the issues themselves. As such, the collection explores the ways in which positive change can be brought about through a number of policy options and strategies. 

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    Introducing The Health Hub: bringing you high level comment on health matters

    Today the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) is launching ‘The Health Hub’, bringing you high level comment on health matters across the UK. 
     
    The Health Hub will be a focus for high level comment on the key health issues that impact upon health and healthcare policy in the UK today - from devolution to integration and public health priorities such as obesity - which need to be tackled in order to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing.
     
    Read the first contribution by the NHS Confederation’s Helen Birtwhistle, Director for External Affairs, on “Revolutionising urgent care for older people means putting their needs and wishes first”.
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    Diabetes in the media spotlight with concerning World Health Organisation report

    Following the APHG's 'Tackling Diabetes' seminar on 3rd February which highlighted concerns around the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the UK population, diabetes has once again come to the forefront of the medical news.

    The World Health Organisation released its Global Report on Diabetes on World Health Day, April 7th. It has found that the number of adults living with diabetes worldwide has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults.

    You can read more about the APHG's diabetes seminar here and download the full transcription here. The WHO report is available to download here.

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    Adult social care is back on the agenda again

    Last week on the 23rd February 2016, Ray James, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services spoke at an All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Care England event: Caring well for our older population: the challenge of delivering high-quality, integrated and compassionate health and social care.

    Today, Ray James is speaking once again on this subject at the Nuffield Trust's Health Policy Summit, alongside the Health Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, Dr Samantha Barrell, Chief Executive, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Jan Sensier, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Staffordshire in the afternoon session: The Government's vision for the NHS and social care system.

    For more information about both events and to see Ray James speaking live, please click 'read more'.

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  • New Feature

    The Autumn Spending Review - Key Decisions for Health

     

    Yesterday (25th November 2015), George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced his spending plans for the nation in the Autumn Spending Review. The APHG has summarised the key spending decisions relating to health and social care.

    To watch George Osborne's full speech or read the report itself please click below. 

     

     

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  • New Feature

    Were you unable to attend the APHG's joint seminar with Public Health England "Health Inequalities, E-Cigarettes and Sugar" ?

    The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group has now published a full transcript of the event. 

    The high-level event took place on 3rd November 2015. It was a great success, with contributions from some of the most senior voices in health, including Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister and Duncan Selbie, CEO, Public Health England. 

     

    For a full transcription of the meeting please click here.

     

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  • New Feature

    NHS Workforce Planning Event Transcription

    On the 10th November 2015, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group held an event on Planning the NHS Workforce: Getting the Skills Balance We Need. 

    The seminar had contributions from Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England; Dr Mark Porter, Chair, BMA Council; Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs at the Royal College of Nursing; and Natalie Beswetherick, Director of the Practice and Development Directorate at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

    You can read a full transcription of the proceedings here

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  • New Feature

    Our Evidence and Value-Based Medicine Event Summary is now published

    The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Cochrane UK held an event entitled "Evidence and Value-Based Medicine: Delivering the best care for patients and the best value for the NHS", which took place on 17th November.

    It provided attendees with an understanding of evidence and value-based medicine and the opportunity to hear specialist views from well-known names in the field such as Sir Muir Gray, Professor Neal Maskrey, and Professor Martin Burton.

    We have published a summary of the event here.

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  • New Feature

    Essay Collection Launch: Health Policy Priorities for a New Parliament

    Some of the key figures in the health world have put pen to paper to outline their ‘wish’ list for the NHS and social care over the next Parliament. Their thoughts are contained in a joint essay collection being launched in Parliament today by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) and The King’s Fund, “Health Policy Priorities for a New Parliament.” Lord David Prior, Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity is speaking at the launch.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) is an all-party forum dedicated to disseminating knowledge, generating debate and facilitating engagement on health issues amongst Members of Parliament.