Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline?

Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline? Why we should be concerned for deprived areas. by Breannon Babbel Findings from a recent British Medical Association (BMA) poll[1] have alarm bells ringing for general practice as a whole in the UK, and particularly for general practice in deprived areas. While the poll of 15,560 GPs doesn’t warn…

Charity: increased food bank use linked to welfare cuts

A speech by the chairman of Glasgow-based food bank, Loaves and Fishes, to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee has been circulating on social media recently. The powerful speech by Denis Curran was made as part of a Welfare Reform Committee hearing about possible links between the Westminster government’s welfare reforms, and an increase in food…

Football fans get FFITer and lose weight

An initiative that helps male football fans feel better and live a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, taking more exercise, and improving their diet has been a resounding success, according to new research published in The Lancet and BMC Public Health. The Football Fans in Training programme* (FFIT) has run for three seasons at Scottish…

EuroFIT launched

The EuroFIT project started on 1 November with the launch of its website and a good kickoff meeting in Glasgow. The goal of EuroFIT is to harness the ‘love of the game’ to engage football fans in health-promoting lifestyle changes through their loyalty and attachment to their clubs. EuroFIT will engage men through their connection…