Community interest companies: three unique health sector case studies

Community interest companies are perhaps one of the most powerful and exciting new types of companies in the UK.

They enable socially-conscious entrepreneurs and groups to establish effective organisations which can leverage the various advantages of both charity and private organisations.


3D printed biomedicine: a model of personalised healthcare

As biomedical technology advances, and as the barriers between private and public health provision dissolve, healthcare is increasingly moving towards a more personalised model.

The one-size-fits-all approach of the past — exemplified, perhaps, in the old-fashioned NHS prescription glasses once available — is no longer relevant.


Meeting the demands of public health with social enterprise

In the last few decades, much of public health discourse has been concerned with the debate between some of the benefits of a private sector approach versus the ‘free at the point of use’ principles guiding the NHS.

However, it really shouldn’t be viewed as such a simple dichotomy between the two.


Give gardening a go for good health

Maintaining good health is all about the balance between eating the right food (in the right amounts) and exercising both body and mind.

For those of us who shrivel at the thought of donning lycra and ‘hitting the gym’, it’s refreshing to know that gardening can not only be beneficial to our mental health, but it can give your body a pretty substantial workout too.


Young and healthy? Engaging young people with mental health services

Mental health is now making the headlines more than ever before.

Thanks to years of political lobbying and activism, it is finally making its way to the forefront of the national health agenda.

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Over 50's - Over Looked! 

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of people aged 60 and over will double to 29 million by 2033

Age UK figures show that even now, they have spending power of over £100bn. So why does it seem that this huge consumer group is largely ignored and not considered in any shape or form a lucrative market?