• Demand for Always-on Healthcare – can industry keep up?

    August 10, 2015

    New research in the UK Digital Health Report, published by Push Doctor, shows that one in four people in the UK admit to self-diagnosing their illnesses online rather than making a doctor’s appointment.  The report found that 21.8% of people chose to diagnose their symptoms online because they were unable to get a doctor's appointment (11%) or because their GP wasn't available quickly enough (10.8%). It’s no surprise that ‘Doctor Google’ is often the first...

  • Why physical activity should not just start at 16

    June 17, 2015

    They’re out. Figures from Sport England’s latest Active People Survey have been released in the last week – and if you delve deeper than the headlines, they don’t make for fantastic reading. During the period from April 2014 to March 2015, 15.49 million people aged 16 years of over (35.5%) played sport for at least 30 minutes at ‘moderate intensity’ at least once a week. Whilst it represented an increase of 1.4 million compared with...

  • Why We Need a Physical Activity Revolution

    March 25, 2015

    Public opinion is changing. The role of physical activity and sport in ensuring a healthy and balanced life is now, finally, being heavily pushed in the media, by Public Health England, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. We like to think the tipping point was the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. Established in the Autumn of 2013, the Commission heard from nearly 200 organisations and individuals across six evidence sessions and written submissions...