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Congratulations to Chelsea FC

On behalf of the Department of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College, I would like to congratulate the players and staff of our local football team, Chelsea FC, for winning the "Double". Winning both the Premier League title and the FA Cup in the same season is a tremendous achievement. The way in which premier league footballers keep themselves fit and healthy through their carefully planned programme of exercise and diet is a great example to people of all ages. We are facing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes brought about through high-calorie diets and a lack of exercise. Let's hope that more people will try to follow the example of our local footballers and aim to keep themselves in good physical shape.

Seminar by Professor Derek Bell

This week's seminar was given by Professor Derek Bell, who spoke on the NW London CLAHRC programme.
The North-West London CLAHRC is an alliance of academic and healthcare organisations working to develop and promote a more efficient, accelerated and sustainable uptake of clinically innovative and cost-effective research interventions into patient care. Patients expect high standards of care and treatment wherever and whenever they access the NHS. There is a need for new evidence to be implemented more rapidly to deliver better care and better outcomes. The Cooksey report identified the implementation of new products and approaches into clinical practice as the second gap in the translation of health research and called for a systematic approach to the adoption of new interventions. The High Level Group Report on Clinical Effectiveness (2007) identified a number of the challenges facing the successful implementation of effective and efficient clinical care. These include identifying…