Category Archives: Scotland

BBC’s NHS Tracker Service: Re-Launched (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has launched a new improved version of the online NHS Tracker, in readiness for anticipated Winter-pressures. This service allows local variations in service performance to be viewed by postcode. Updates will be added to reflect monthly and … Continue reading

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Under-Claimed SMI Council Tax Discount? (BBC News / MoneySavingExpert)

Summary People diagnosed as severely mentally impaired (SMI) should by rights be exempt from paying council tax, with the result that two-person households often qualify for a 25% discount on council tax. Persons with a severe mental impairment living alone … Continue reading

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Unresolved Issues of Means-Testing in the Payment For Social Care: a Recent History of the Dementia Tax (House of Commons Library)

Summary A recent House of Commons Library briefing paper presents an overview of policy proposals and actual policies, from different Governments since 1997, concerning for how individuals with assets must pay for social care. Unlike health services provided by the NHS, social … Continue reading

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Professionalism in Nursing and Midwifery (NMC)

Summary The Nursing and Midwifery Council has published a guide to professionalism in the practice of nursing and midwifery, covering advice on applying the values from the Code (the code of professional conduct). This was launched on International Nurses Day, … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Week (2017): United Against Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Dementia Awareness Week, this year, falls between May 14th – 20th 2016. Full Text Link Reference Dementia Awareness Week. [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, May 2017.

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Varying Extent of Physical Inactivity Across the UK (BBC News / BHF)

Summary Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that over 20 million adults in the UK can be classified as physically inactive. This is likely to increase the risk of heart disease and is estimated to cost the NHS … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Housing Charter (Housing LIN / Housing and Care 21 / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Research indicates that 85% of people wish to stay at home as long as possible after a dementia diagnosis. Currently a third of people would not know where to find information on making their homes more dementia-friendly. The Dementia-Friendly … Continue reading

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