Croydon PGMC

Medical and Dental Centre

Croydon University Hospital

formerly Mayday University Hospital

NHS Updates

    Speech: Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on 'Sign up to Safety' campaign

    NHS updates

    Last week I visited Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where the staff are rightly proud of the quality and safety record they worked hard to achieve. They are leading the way in bringing the highest safety standards to paediatric care, and are ambassadors of the Sign up to Safety campaign.

    BCH is one of over a 100 trusts that have joined the campaign – which aims to reduce avoidable harms by 50% and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.

    The enthusiasm shown for Sign up to Safety is a remarkable testament to the ongoing commitment of the NHS to learn the lessons of the failings in care at Mid Staffs. I am delighted that so many tr...

    Speech: Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on 'Sign up to Safety' campaign

    NHS updates

    Last week I visited Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where the staff are rightly proud of the quality and safety record they worked hard to achieve. They are leading the way in bringing the highest safety standards to paediatric care, and are ambassadors of the Sign up to Safety campaign.

    BCH is one of over a 100 trusts that have joined the campaign – which aims to reduce avoidable harms by 50% and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.

    The enthusiasm shown for Sign up to Safety is a remarkable testament to the ongoing commitment of the NHS to learn the lessons of the failings in care at Mid Staffs. I am delighted that so many tr...

    Speech: Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on 'Sign up to Safety' campaign

    NHS updates

    Last week I visited Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where the staff are rightly proud of the quality and safety record they worked hard to achieve. They are leading the way in bringing the highest safety standards to paediatric care, and are ambassadors of the Sign up to Safety campaign.

    BCH is one of over a 100 trusts that have joined the campaign – which aims to reduce avoidable harms by 50% and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.

    The enthusiasm shown for Sign up to Safety is a remarkable testament to the ongoing commitment of the NHS to learn the lessons of the failings in care at Mid Staffs. I am delighted that so many tr...

    'Putting clocks forward boosts kids' exercise'

    NHS updates

    “Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers,” reports BBC News.

    In the UK, the clocks move forward one hour during the summer months so that there are more daylight hours in the evening (daylight saving time).

    A new study has found that children are more active in daylight saving time, regardless of the weather conditions. Its findings suggest that if the clocks were moved forward by one additional hour all year round it could lead to each child in England spending an average of 1.7 extra minutes in moderate to vigorous physical activity per d...

    Sunshine isn't slimming and can't halt diabetes

    NHS updates

    "Sunshine can make you thin," claims the Daily Mirror, while the Daily Express splashed on its front page that, "Sunlight is key to fighting diabetes". Both are strong contenders for the title of the day's most inaccurate health headline.

    The news – reported more circumspectly by The Times and BBC News – is based on highly artificial laboratory experiments on mice.

    The study found that long-term ultraviolet (UV) light exposure stopped male mice fed a high-fat diet gaining weight. UV also reduced glucose intolerance and insulin resistance and levels of insulin in the blood after fasting, as well as glucose and cholesterol.