Entries by Optima-life

Screening carers for depression – are GP’s missing a trick?

Earlier this week news screamed across the airwaves about the plight of carers; ‘GPs call to screen carers for depression’ ‘40% of carers at risk of depression or stress’,’ carers are a high risk group’.  ‘At last’, we screamed, someone is actually taking notice. Proactive  rather than reactive – now that’s a novelty!  But did […]

Golden Girls

In pursuit of an Olympic medal, rowers regularly train 20 to 25 hours a week. Getting the balance right between training for peak performance and recovery is very difficult and often requires intuitive guesswork. Over the past two and a half years the British Lightweight Women’s Double has used Firstbeat SPORTS software to take away […]

Spain Prove To Be A Class Act

Congratulations to Spain on completing a unique treble. They sealed their place in history last night by beating Italy 4-0 in the European Cup Final. It marked the third successive title in a row for a team that is starting to divide opinion with some happy to call them brilliant whilst others seem to find […]

NHS North West Leadership Academy Awards

Rain was a familiar sight for Simon Shepard last week as he made his return to Old Trafford Cricket Ground. However, on this occasion the discussion didn’t centre round Lancashire, the County Cricket Champions for 2011 but on champions of a different nature. Simon joined speakers from a variety of backgrounds at the NHS North […]