Monthly Archives: December 2013

Care Recipient Numbers Fell by a Quarter Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 (BBC News)

Summary The number of people receiving social care support in England has fallen by a quarter during the four years between 2008-09 and 2012-13; despite the demographic changes of the ageing population placing more pressure on the demand for health and care. … Continue reading

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Loneliness and Ageing (BBC News)

Summary Age UK estimates that approximately 450,000 people aged 65 and over will have spent this Christmas alone. Read more: BBC News. Will you be lonely this Christmas?. Reference Triggle, N. (2013). Will you be lonely this Christmas? London: BBC Health News, December … Continue reading

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Everyone Counts Guidance: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19 (NHS England)

Summary The Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19 document presents NHS England’s guidance for achieving service transformation, integrated care and more convenient services, amidst financial challenges. It explains how commissioners can work with providers and local government to develop five-year … Continue reading

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Researchers’ Guide to Hitting the Headlines (NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal team have produced a lighthearted analysis, for the Christmas season, of some of the common pitfalls to which journalists, press officers and researchers may be prone. Read more: Researchers: your guide to hitting the headlines. NHS … Continue reading

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Apple-a-Day for the Over-50s: Comparative Proverb Assessment (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary There is evidence indicating that were everyone over the age of 50 to eat an apple a day then 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK. This would amount to as big … Continue reading

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Review of the NHS in 2013: a Year of Landmark Reports and Reforms (BBC News)

Summary This BBC News article provides a handy recap of the important changes announced for the NHS during this year, as marked by a succession of ground-breaking reports: February 2013: The Francis Inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal. The government commissioned … Continue reading

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