Prevention of falls

Why more falls?

Worrying trend in falls amongst older people Already estimated to cost the NHS over £2 billion a year and 4 million bed days, the number of falls requiring hospital treatment […]

NHS winter crisis

How safe is the NHS?

NHS winter crisis in full swing The phrase “NHS winter crisis” seems to be appearing almost on a daily basis, as news media try to explain the conditions experienced in […]

Mole-like existence makes us SAD

How SAD are we!

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as winter depression Good for moles, not so much for human beings. In winter, we Brits see an average of less than […]

Nudge Theory

Nudge Theory

The right nudge can change behaviour! Nudge Theory has been in the news this week, as one of the originators, Richard Thaler, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. If […]