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- Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
- Action films 'may make you fat'Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
- Hospitals seeing more skin cancerThe number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.
Conferences & Events
HealthChat with Jane Cummings
As Chief Nursing Officer England, Jane Cummings is in an immensely demanding role with huge attention focused upon her to comment on all aspects of our NHS from a nursing perspective. To quote Gail Adams of UNISON when Jane was appointed to the role in 2013; “this job is so big it can be seen from space”. What type of person do the martians see?
What is the real story behind demands for minimum staffing levels? How has the nursing profession responded in the wake of the Francis report recommendations and what should be the next steps? What happens after 2015 once the new round of public finance kicks in? Are nurses being effectively led, inspired and rewarded? What is the CNO’s take on private healthcare providers and the extent to which nursing is led by them?
They are some of our questions – what are yours? You will have the opportunity to ask them of Jane once Roy Lilley has finished his typically forthright interview.
HealthChat with Mark Britnell
Mark Britnell is a KPMG Partner and Head of Healthcare for Europe and the Middle East. In March 2006, after Nigel Crisp resigned as NHS Chief Executive, he was tipped as a likely contender for the post, but did not apply for the job, and in 2013 rumours emerged that he was again linked to the role as Sir David Nicholson stepped down. It was not to be.
Mark has a rich and varied career in healthcare management and remains as one of the most influential and insightful voices in UK and global healthcare. Roy Lilley will interview him at the Kings Fund with the usual mix of irreverence and informality, and you can expect to hear some hidden revelations, no doubt.
Huge anticipated demand means that you should book early for what is certain to be a very popular event.
HealthChat with Simon Stevens
As the new Big Beast at the head of NHS England in succession to Sir David Nicholson, Simon Stevens has a huge challenge to meet.
Roy Lilley will interview Simon at the Kings Fund on the evening of 10th September in what is a genuine ‘not to be missed’ event.
As the late, great Freddie Laker was fond of saying; “book early!”.