World Mental Health Day – The Do’s and Don’ts Of Discussing Stress with Loved...

Monday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day with this year’s theme being ‘Psychological First Aid for All’. Mental Health remains a taboo subject within the community, making it difficult for individuals to talk about the issue with those close...

Welcoming The Sugar Tax

Birmingham health chief, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, has welcomed Government plans for a sugar tax on soft drinks as ‘a victory for children’s health’. In his 2016 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne this afternoon unveiled a tax on the makers of sugary...

The benefits of quitting smoking

With around 100,000 people in the UK dying from smoking per year, it is one of the nation’s biggest causes of death. Did you know each cigarette has around 4,000 chemicals, many of which are known to be toxic? Ammonia,...

Birmingham woman takes on Marathon challenge just two months after major heart surgery

A woman battling heart disease is taking on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) new MyMarathon challenge with her husband just two months after having major heart surgery, helping raise funds for the charity’s vital research. Kuljeet Jagdev from Birmingham was...

Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital Documentary

Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital begins to see Channel 4 cameras with first-time access to one of the greatest progressive paediatric units in the world. It will be aired in 10-parts, and narrated by David Tennant. The series also features more...

NHS Student Nurse Bursary Cut

Ministers plan to adjust the system in September 2017 and charge health workers for their degrees. However, in a letter to the Prime Minister, over 20 groups directed by the Royal College of Nursing said it could prevent people from...

New Film Highlights Blood in Urine

New film released to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and cultural issues that can delay Black and South Asian people from seeing their doctor early Early diagnosis of bladder and kidney cancers increases the chance of survival, so being...

Mental health Charity LAMP Announces New CEO

LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Langley as the charity’s new chief executive. Sue, who lives in Leicestershire, joins the charity from a national role with the Crimestoppers Trust and has...

Your Care, Connected!

Your Care Connected is a new system that will provide better, safer care – it could even save your life. Your Care Connected is a new system that will enable doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in hospitals to...

Middle-aged? 5 Myths about your fitness.

I am fortunate to encounter people of all ages with a common goal of improving their quality of life by becoming fitter. For many middle-aged people there are many misconceptions about health and fitness that I'd like to address...