Thanks for reading our posts and for following us on Twitter. Also thanks to the many guest authors who have blogged for us over the last year. We hope you all have a merry break over Christmas and a very happy new year.
Over the last year, we have posted a diverse range of articles and here is our own selection of the blog’s highlights for this year (click on the links in the titles to go to the original post).
This year’s ‘Cost of Living’ Symposium was on public health in the Calais Refuge Camp and was presented by Surindar Dhesi and Arshad Isakjee and can be seen by following the link above.
Susan McPherson looks at new guidelines for depression as suggested by NICE.
Adrain Mercer asks if geographical fragmentation systematically undermines the national in the NHS?
Anne Kerr remembers Zygmunt Bauman.
Simon Carter reviews possible cultural explanations of how BREXIT and Trump took place.
Ewen Speed argues that there is a need for the cultural re-appropriation of emotional distress and the ways that we understand the art created by cultural icons.
Hannah Bradby explores the placebo and how their use raises important clinical and ethical issues that need a full discussion across the medical professions.
Charlie Davison looks at the Brexit vote and how it has far-ranging implications for the health of British immigrants living in Europe which have gone largely unnoticed in Brexit discussions.
Judy Green asks what effects living in the age of alternative facts and fake news may have on public health.
Lesley Henderson explores the myths surrounding the ‘snowflake’ slur and asks what it tells us about young people and mental health.
Jen Remnant considers who may be excluded from the health benefits of exercise and sport by taking a close look a rowing.
Sasha Scambler assesses the role of workers from outside the UK in the NHS after the BREXIT vote in light of a 96% drop in EU nurses applying to work.
Carl Walker asks if the UK’s Higher Education institutions are becoming toxic to the mental health of both staff and students?
Catherine Will examines what the role of public health should be in a heatwave and what different approaches have been taken in different countries.