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    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    Threadbare social care system failing those with dementia as A&E admissions rise

    An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The investigation, which involved FOI requests to NHS Trusts in England and a survey of frontline paramedics, revealed a sharp rise in emergency […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    Dementia symptoms not recognised in many admitted to hospital

    A UCL led study has revealed that hospitals in the UK are only recognising dementia in under two-thirds of people admitted to hospital for a different reason. The study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of Alzheimer’s Association, tracked hospital admissions over an eight year period. In 2008 the study found that among those […]

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    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed disappointment that the rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care increase announced for 2018/19 of 2% will not meet the huge pressure being felt in the nursing home sector.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Whilst we recognise […]

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    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive, Nigel Edwards responds to NHS England’s weekly winter operational statistics and monthly combined performance summary:   “Today’s figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter. Just a week into the New Year and with two months of winter to go, bed occupancy levels are running at […]

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    Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

    Councils will continue to work closely with their NHS partners- LGA responds to latest NHS figures

    Responding to the latest delayed transfer of care figures published by NHS England today, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “Today’s (Thursday 11th January) figures show that councils have continued to reduce the number of delayed days. This continued improvement is testament to the ongoing hard work by […]

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    NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

    NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

    This year’s winter health crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system, council leaders urged today.   The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, said there cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable social care system. Urgent new funding to address the annual social care funding […]

    4th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ | Healthcare Leader News

    Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ | Healthcare Leader News

    Source: Sir Muir Gray: ‘We need to change the way we relate to the people we call patients’ Sir Muir Gray is an internationally renowned authority on healthcare systems, and has advised governments from Australia and New Zealand to Spain and Germany. Angela Sharda asks how he would tackle the crisis in the UK health […]

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    Outstanding healthcare innovators celebrated at prestigious Bright Ideas in Health Awards

    Outstanding healthcare innovators celebrated at prestigious Bright Ideas in Health Awards

    Hundreds of healthcare professionals gathered to celebrate the North of England’s most promising innovators at the 2017 Bright Ideas in Health Awards. Now in its 14th year, the event, held at the Hilton Hotel Gateshead, showcases the achievements of NHS staff and healthcare SMEs working towards improving patient care in the North East and North […]

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    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

    A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

    7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

    Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS and social care than most people realise

    Mark Dayan, Policy and Public Affairs Analyst at the Nuffield Trust, responds to an analysis in The Lancet of how Brexit may affect health and health services in the UK:   “This analysis is absolutely right that Brexit will have a much wider impact on the NHS than most people realise. There is a risk […]

    29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

    Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

    Commenting on the latest performance figures from NHS England, John Appleby, Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust said: “These figures show that the NHS continues to be systematically unable to meet its main targets, with over 4 million patients likely to be on the waiting list for planned care – now […]

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    Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

    Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

    Dementia awareness training as a single strategy will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, a new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the online journal BMJ Open today, highlights. The research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, reviewed approaches to make hospital environments more dementia friendly.  The report found that […]

    17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

    National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

    Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, an audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia […]

    13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

    Care operators offer government advice to solve social care crisis

    Social care providers today offered their help and advice to the Government to solve the crisis in caring for our oldest and most vulnerable people. The Independent Care Group says it welcomes the Government’s call for cross-party action to tackle the big issues like social care, Brexit and terrorism. Chair Mike Padgham has written to […]

    11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

    Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

    4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Widnes Vikings teams up with NHS to tackle pressures

    Widnes Vikings teams up with NHS to tackle pressures

    Players and coaches from the Super League rugby league club Widnes Vikings are leading a pioneering new campaign to reduce pressure on the NHS. The Vikings have teamed up with NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group to create a unique series of videos that creatively educate people on how to make the right choices when accessing […]

    7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

    Rise in delayed transfers requires partnership between independent care and the NHS

    Care England, a representative body for independent care providers, has expressed frustration over the rise in delayed transfers of care figures stating that if properly engaged, the independent adult social care sector could help ensure people can be discharged from hospital safely and quickly.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: […]

    24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

    Party manifestos have not pledged enough funding for the NHS warns Nuffield Trust

    None of the major political parties is pledging to spend enough money on the NHS in England to close its funding gap, cope with increased demand and sustain high quality care, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Following a week in which all three parties revealed the different amounts they would spend on the NHS if […]

    22nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
    A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

    A&E units closed to ambulances 478 times in just three months this winter

    The number of times hospital A&E units in England have had to close their doors to ambulances has almost doubled this winter compared with the previous three, new research from the Nuffield Trust health think-tank reveals today.  The authors say that the extra time paramedics are having to spend on the road as a result […]

    7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

    Continuous lack of planning in social care puts NHS sustainability in jeopardy

    The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying […]

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