It’s not Little Britain, it’s Better Britain – Colin Royle – NHS England Blog Post

In his second blog, carer Colin Royle, talks about how a personal health budget has improved the wellbeing of his father Malcolm.

Whenever people are asked to change the way they do something, there is always a certain amount of fear and trepidation involved, and personal health budgets are no different. Having experienced the incredibly positive effect that having a personalised package of care has had not only on my dad’s life, but also on our family as a whole, it is extremely important to me to try and ensure that other families and individuals have the same opportunities.

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Building better urban health in England – Lancet Editorial

What would encourage you to walk more? So asked the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their new report—City Health Check—released last week. The report assesses health and the built environment in the nine most populated cities in England, including London, Manchester, and Bristol. It shows that the areas in these cities with the worst health indicators for physical activity, diabetes, and childhood obesity tend to have substantially less green space and a higher housing density.

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