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Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

It’s no secret that the NHS, as it nears the end of its seventh decade, is under unprecedented pressure. Growing financial problems, a nursing shortage and the junior doctor contract dispute are just the tip of the iceberg; as a population we’re rightly concerned about this most treasured of institutions. Many have argued that one […]

25th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Unpaid dementia carers prop up our health and social care system-Parking is the unfair burden

Unpaid dementia carers prop up our health and social care system-Parking is the unfair burden

A bill to exempt carers from paying hospital car parking charges is being debated in the House of Commons today. Labour MP Julie Cooper, who introduced the bill, says the charges are an “unfair burden” on carers. She says she has cross-party support, but the government has not yet said whether it will back it. […]

30th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Almost 200,000 over-75s have gone home after hospital without enough support

Almost 200,000 over-75s have gone home after hospital without enough support

Older people returning home from hospital without enough support are MORE THAN twice as likely to be readmitted within three months1, according to a new report released today.   The findings, from older people’s charity the Royal Voluntary Service, reveal in the last five years almost 200,000 people aged over 75 returned home from hospital […]

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