Behind the Headlines

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Heard the latest health news stories reported in the press? Do you want to know if there really is a “diet” that will slow mental decline? Does eating red meat affect fertility? Is reading work e mail outside work time good for you?

Follow some of the latest items reported in the media and see the science behind them at “Behind the Headlines”  on the NHS Choices website. The stories are broken down to see how the evidence stacks up and to give a balanced view on the themes reported, plus there are additional useful links.

The King’s Fund

Learning from the LINks: resources for Healthwatch
These resources aim to preserve examples of good practice from the work of Local Involvement Networks (LINKs) and are also intended to help volunteers and staff feel supported in the transition to local Healthwatch. Resources are grouped around four themes: leadership and governance; representation; engagement; and influencing.

Online self management support resource centre

Online self management support resource centre

The Health Foundation’s new and improved resource centre provides information and practical tools that can be adopted and adapted locally to enable services and health professionals to develop their own self management support programmes.
The health foundation - Inspiring improvementThe Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of heatlhcare in the UK