Healthcare

Championing disability and inclusivity in the workplace

Dani Nadiri and her team at the Budapest World Athletics Championships 2023

Sunday 3rd December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More than 1.3 billion people experience significant disability in the world today, which represents 16% of the global population.  Many of these people are at higher risk of developing a…

Inspiring solutions: Tackling inequalities in respiratory care

Breathing Space

It’s no secret that access to healthcare is plagued with inequalities — and this is especially true for respiratory and lung disease care in the UK.  A report by Asthma + Lung UK found that those living in the poorest…

Fika ritual

Embracing 'fika' and workplace wellness: Lessons from Scandinavia

Businesses worldwide are increasingly turning their attention to workplace wellness, and the benefits associated with a healthy and engaged workforce. Research shows that over half (53%) of organisations in the UK now have a stand-alone wellbeing strategy, and with the…

Sophie and team

Cystic fibrosis patient to row the Atlantic Ocean

Sophie Pierce is a courageous woman on a mission. In January 2025, the 30 year old from West Wales will be setting off in a rowing boat — with her two teammates, Janine and Polly — to cross the Atlantic…

Farmers produce

From farm to fork: Five reasons the local food movement matters

The local food movement, often referred to as the ‘farm to fork movement’, is a fundamental shift in the way we think about and interact with our food.  Globally, there’s growing interest in local food production, and its many benefits…

Kemi Akinola, CEO and Founder of Be Enriched

​​The charity helping to fight food poverty and social isolation

The soaring rise in food costs over the past few years has seen the most vulnerable in society being the hardest hit. We visit Be Enriched, the South London based charity, that provides not only freshly cooked, nutritious meals, but…

Champions of nutrition

Back to basics: The people and charities championing healthier eating

Two thirds of adults are overweight or obese in the UK, with a recent study finding that 19% of people in the country are eating more ready meals and processed foods because it’s cheaper than buying ‘real’ ingredients. Our cost…

Menopause

How to create a menopause friendly workplace

The menopause affects 13 million women in the UK; around a third of the UK female population — and 3 in 5 menopausal women will experience symptoms at some point throughout the transition. But what exactly are businesses doing to…

Rare Conditions: The Stories Behind the Stats

Genetic Alliance UK and ITN Business to launch ‘Rare Conditions: The Stories Behind the Stats’ There are over 7,000 identified rare diseases, some so rare they only affect a few people.  Collectively however, they are common, affecting 3.5 million people…

Alzheimers disease

Hope for Alzheimer’s patients with new deep brain stimulation breakthrough

Researchers at the UK Dementia Research Institute have developed technology that allows them to stimulate deep inside the brain, without the need for surgery. Neuroscientists have been testing a new, non-invasive technique called ‘temporal interference’ that can help in the…