Category Archives: Statistics

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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New Cancer Drugs Often Bestow Little Benefit Regarding Survival or Wellbeing (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A quotation from the authors’ abstract may say it all: “This systematic evaluation of oncology approvals by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2009-13 shows that most drugs entered the market without evidence of benefit on survival or quality … Continue reading

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Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Persons: Revisited (APPG on Dementia / Newsmax / European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG), back in 2008, asserted that perhaps half of dementia patients may be receiving inappropriate medications. While the extent to which this position may have changed in recent years is debatable, the allegation … 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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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Further Evidence on the Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia / Cognitive Decline (Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology / Journal of Neurology)

Summary A number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide further consolidation in the evidence for an association between hearing loss and an increased risk of cognitive decline and / or dementia in older adults. Full Text Link Reference Thomson, RS. … Continue reading

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More on the Disproportionately High Impact of Dementia Upon Women (GADAA)

Summary Women comprise roughly 65% of people with dementia in the UK. They are disproportionately affected by the condition in terms of having to assume caring responsibilities. The main section headings in this report comprise: Chapter 1: Key Challenges. An … Continue reading

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