Quick access to stroke care makes all the difference to someone’s recovery – time is brain. Thrombectomy is a game-changing treatment for stroke, where a clot is physically removed from the brain. It saves brains, saves money and changes lives. But if a stroke is left too long, people can miss the window treatment entirely. Without addressing gaps in the stroke workforce – we won’t see access to stroke care speeding up.
Earlier this month the final report of the Hewitt Review of Integrated Care Systems was published. The report attracted significant attention (and lengthy twitter threads) from health system leaders, but for people who live with long term conditions it can be difficult to draw a line between high-level conversations about health system governance and their day-to-day experience of using health and care services.
There’s no denying that endometriosis care desperately needs to improve. With 1.5million women and those assigned female at birth living with endometriosis in the UK, it’s time for the Government to take bold and urgent action to support those with the disease.
Parkinson's UK work across the country to support their community. Locally we've been responding to pressures on health and social care services by trying to protect services and making sure that we're not accepting bare minimum or inadequate care. We're campaigning for better workforce data and an NHS plan that delivers the best we can get.
The new report by Hospice UK, I just want to be me, shares trans and gender diverse people’s experiences and perspectives on their palliative and end of life care and identifies ways it can be made more inclusive.
In recognition of Sign Language Week, set up to commemorate the first time British Sign Language was acknowledged as a language on 18 March 2003, SignHealth highlights the importance of why we need to do more to achieve health equity for deaf people on its 20th anniversary.
Birthrights champions respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights. International Women’s Day 2023 falls on Birthrights’ 10th anniversary. Ten years ago, our founders were determined to address the lack of awareness of women and birthing people’s rights through pregnancy and childbirth.
Hazel Acland, Founder and Co-Director of The Nest Southwest CIC, explores why International Women's Day is important for their community. She highlights the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women whilst equally acknowledging the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the many challenges that women still face, discussing steps The Nest are taking to overcome stigma and shame surrounding menstruation.