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.Read more
The All Party Parliamentary Health Group was delighted to host an event with the King’s Fund on the 14th June entitled, Integrating Physical and Mental Healthcare: the Challenge for the NHS. The event was well attended and addressed a number of important questions. How can the NHS overcome structural barriers in both primary and secondary care to deliver integrated physical and mental healthcare? Do we have the right workforce, in the right settings to do this? How can we ensure that the goal is not only parity of esteem, whereby mental healthcare is as good as physical health care, but that mental health care is delivered as part of physical health care and vice versa?Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group was delighted to jointly host an event with the Employment Related Services Association on the 25th of May. The event explored a number of key topics such as the challenges of an ageing workforce, high levels of youth unemployment and a rise in non-communicable, chronic disease in the workplace. The event also examined the work of ongoing initiatives such as the Fit For Work Programme and Health and Work Units.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group was delighted to jointly host an event with the Faculty of Dental Health, Royal College of Surgeons on the 19th of April. The event examined the challenges facing NHS dentistry today, and what the future priorities should be, including reducing the variability of patient outcomes and addressing the problem of tooth decay in young people. A number of key challenges within the field were identified, including an ageing population, restrictions in access to dentistry care as well as fitness to practice issues.Read more
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.Read more
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'.Read more
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.