It's official. Seven out of ten people questioned in a MORI poll of pub-going and eating in pubs regard themselves as "happy" people (70%), with only 13% claiming to feel "unhappy" about life.
Tony Blair announced a new, modern and dependable National Health Service last December which would be "a beacon to the world" and run by the country's GPs. But, on the 50th anniversary of the NHS, a huge number of GPs are concerned about the proposals according to a new MORI poll for Reader's Digest.
A recent MORI poll for the Cancer Research Campaign shows that three quarters think it is fine to sunbathe as long as they protect their skin from sunburn, but only a quarter expressed concerns about skin cancer.
The Doctor Patient Partnership Your Doctor Has Got You Covered campaign was launched today (Tuesday, 24 March 1998) by Alan Milburn, Minister of State for Health; Claire Rayner, Chair, Patients Association and Dr Simon Fradd, Chairman, Doctor Patient Partnership. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about changes in the delivery of emergency medical services when the doctor's surgery is closed?known as 'out of hours' care?and to encourage the public to use these services responsibly, especially during the upcoming Easter and May bank holidays.
A recent MORI survey shows that men know more about breast cancer than they do about prostate and testicular cancer.
MORI carried out two national surveys commissioned by The Royal National Institute for Deaf People, RNID, in April and May 1998, the results of which reveal the low priority the public places on taking action about hearing loss. The polls also uncovered the negative perceptions held about hearing aids.
New survey emphasises need for better communications and education
MORI interviewed 702 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone on 23-25 June 1998. Data are weighted to the profile of Great Britain.
Over half of British adults suffer from back pain, according to new research commissioned by Electrolux Floorcare.
Over two thirds (69%) of the public questioned in a MORI poll sponsored by the Doctor Patient Partnership (DPP) did not know what the term Primary Care Group (PCGs) means. Only 4% knew that the PCGs are a group of local health professionals including GPs, managers and patients that will make decisions about spending on local health services.