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A Spotlight on Healthcare Communications Advocacy   Earlier this year I received an email from Stefi Rucci asking me if I would mind if she nominated me for the Healthcare Advocate of the Year at this year’s Communique Awards Ceremony. I was flattered that she should think of me as a potential candidate, and honoured…

Lost for words? Try picturing this… by Mark Spain and Sharon Ombler-Spain   In today’s swirl of technology and big data we are constantly bombarded with information. Smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs – even our watches – make news and information instantly available 24/7. Whilst attention has been focused on the instant nature of information, the way…

Diabetes: Let’s cut the Gordian knot by Debashis Bhattacharya and Kamlesh Sheth   There are now 4.05 million people with diabetes in the UK, which includes 3.5 million adults which is an increase of 119,965 compared to the previous year. This has increased by 65 per cent over the past decade. There are also thought to be…

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Should We Care About Rare Diseases? By Alastair Kent

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Should We Care About Rare Diseases? By Alastair Kent   Rare Disease Day – the 29th February, itself a rare day, is here once more, and again patients and families will be coming together with academics, clinicians, industry professionals and politicians to raise awareness of rare diseases and to highlight the needs of those affected…

How will child public health be prioritised? by Alison Wall   Public health commissioning responsibilities for 0-5 year olds transferred from NHS England to local authorities in October 2015. Child health organisation has now moved full circle, as before the 1974 reorganisation health visiting and child health were managed by local councils. It makes sense to…

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