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A&E: The canary in a changing world

  • Dr Chris Moulton
  • 04 September 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

In biology, the state of certain creatures - indicator species - is known to reveal the condition of their environment. They are usually among the most sensitive living things in a region and as such, often provide an early warning to ecologists. A&E interacts with much of our current society and is affected by almost all socio-economic changes. The fact that last winter’s performance figures for A&E were the worst ever recorded is common knowledge and throughout the spring and summer, A…

  • urgent care

Better Urban Living through Smart Infrastructure

  • Mike Pitts
  • 22 August 2018
  • Posted in: Science & Technology, Planning & Development

Urban areas are home to more than half the world’s population, with another 1.5 million people joining these areas every week. Though cities only cover around 3% of the Earth’s surface, they are responsible for up to 85% of global GDP and consume two-thirds of global energy. These growing populations mean that local authorities are under increasing pressure to deliver quality services to their citizens, often with decreasing funding to do so.  Issues such as air pollution, ageing populations, ph…

  • smart cities

CYPMH: Providing Effective Support - Event Report

  • Madeleine Jones
  • 06 July 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Our latest in a series of events on Children and Young People’s Mental Health was another great success. A range of high-quality speakers presented on a wide range of topics, from policy such as the recent green paper and CQC’s CYPMH thematic review, to sociological causes like parent maltreatment and structural poverty. Delegates, speakers and sponsors brought numbers to around 250, which made for excellent networking opportunities and many thought-provoking discussions.


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  • mental health