Jun 132013
 
Tim Heywood

Tim Heywood

This thought-provoking breakfast session at the 1000 Lives Plus national learning event left me wondering why we are still so poor at using the expertise of our public health colleagues as a central resource in driving health services forward.

Peter Bradley’s excellent presentation confronted some key public health myths with evidence to the contrary. The myths that public health achieves little, has little evidence and is too slow to make an impact may quickly be de-bunked simply by pointing to the response to the recent measles outbreak, but other issues are trickier to address. Continue reading »

Apr 082013
 
Dr Alan Willson

Dr Alan Willson

I want to thank all the staff of NHS Wales and the health department in the Welsh Government who took part in the pilot campaign of Champions for Health and who are now fitter and healthier as a result.

A pilot is an opportunity to learn and there are many lessons we can draw from the activity of the past six months. Champions for Health had an important aim – addressing the major issues of population health, starting with improving the health of healthcare staff. Continue reading »