Monthly Archives: October 2016

An Emerging Consensus on the State of NHS and Social Care Funding? (BBC News / Health Foundation / King’s Fund)

The Health Select Committee, chaired by Dr Sarah Wollaston, have addressed the much-debated question about whether the NHS has enough funding for sustainability. The main concern is about cuts to local authority budgets for social care (and public health). The … Continue reading

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Building Age-Friendly Cities (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 539)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) note on “Creating age friendly cities” considers the challenges involved in making cities more “age-friendly”. It examines how housing, transport and outdoor spaces etc. might be re-designed to promote independence … Continue reading

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Public Awareness of the Risk Factors for Dementia (PHE / NatCen / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) has identified patchy levels of awareness concerning the “known” dementia risk factors. Most British people, it appears, are able to identify at least one risk factor for increased risk of developing … Continue reading

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MRC DRI Momentum Awards £4.3 Million For UK Dementia Research (MRC)

Summary Momentum Awards, which support the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). Today’s announcement involves six universities being awarded £4.3 million from the MRC to help develop UK-based dementia research. Judging from the press release, there appears to be a serious … Continue reading

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Choosing Wisely: A New Review of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment (BBC News / Academy of Medical Royal Colleges / BMJ)

Summary Continuing the debate concerning avoidable overuse in medical care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has drawn-up a list of forty treatments which are thought to confer little or no benefit to patients. Full Text Link Reference Doctors name … Continue reading

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Routine Soccer Heading Diminishes Memory Capacity in the Short-Term? (BBC News / EBioMedicine)

Summary Researchers at the University of Stirling have been able to demonstrate that heading a football twenty times during routine soccer practice can result in impaired cognition and memory; with performance being reduced by 41% – 67%, albeit with these … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Plan for England (PHE)

Summary The Cold Weather Plan for England has been released by Public Health England (PHE). The aim is to protect health and prevent the avoidable harm during periods of cold weather, particularly with regard to vulnerable persons. In order to … Continue reading

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Independence in Older Adults: on the Role of Time-Limited Home-Care Reablement Services (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review investigated the outcomes reported for reablement (restorative care) services delivered as home-care services for older adults at risk of functional decline. Reablement services of this type are often time-limited (between six to twelve weeks duration) … Continue reading

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Elderly Mental Health: Unmet Needs (Age UK)

Summary According to Age UK’s latest report, mental health services in England frequently fail to meet the level of demand arising from an ageing population. Around one-third of mental health trusts in England are inadequately prepared concerning the provision of … Continue reading

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Self Care Week 2016: Health Literacy (Self Care Forum / NHS England)

Summary The Self Care Week (2016) awareness campaign, organised by the Self Care Forum, is planned to take place between November 14th – 20th 2016. This year’s theme is health literacy. Self Care Week resources are available online: Full Text … Continue reading

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