CrossFit Training For Veterans Seeking Better Mental Health

The NHS sets aside just 0.007% of its annual budget for mental health services for veterans, according to the BBC. Yet, the Centre for Mental Health reports that one in five veterans experience mental illness. It, therefore, makes sense for veterans to take control of their own mental health by embarking on a boot camp-style CrossFit training… Read More

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Outlining Military Prehospital Emergency Care

Research Paper Title Military Prehospital Emergency Care: defining and professionalising the levels of care provided along the Operational Patient Care Pathway. Abstract The Defence Medical Services aims to provide gold standard care to ill and injured personnel in the deployed environment and its prehospital emergency care (PHEC) systems have been proven to save lives. The… Read More

Manchester Arena: Military (Medical) Assistance to the Civil Authorities

Research Paper Title Military assistance to the civil authority: medical liaison with the Manchester clinicians after the Arena bombing. Abstract UK Defence Medical Services’ personnel have experienced an intense exposure to patients injured during war over the last decade and a half. As some bitter lessons of war surgery were relearned and innovative practices introduced,… Read More

What are the Needs of Children in Armed Forces Families who Undertake Caring Responsibilities?

The Children’s Society’s Include Service was awarded funding from NHS England to look at the needs of children in Armed Forces Families who undertake caring responsibilities which affect their own health, well-being and education, and to identify gaps in their access to support services. The project ran from October 2016 to March 2017 and looked at the specific needs… Read More

UK Veterans: Hospital & Alcohol Support, Any Link?

Research Paper Title Do Alcohol Misuse, Service Utilisation, and Demographic Characteristics Differ between UK Veterans and Members of the General Public Attending an NHS General Hospital? Background The aim of this paper was to provide insights into alcohol misuse within UK veterans to inform as to whether their presentations differ from the general public. Methods… Read More

Programme Launched in England Aimed at Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

The government has announced the first phase of a new evidence based NHS diabetes prevention programme, which will target up to 10 000 patients at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The programme, a joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England, and the charity Diabetes UK, aims to significantly reduce the number of people—estimated… Read More