Tag Archives: Age Discrimination

A Brief Review of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Relates to Elderly Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary A brief literature review examines publications relating to the elderly population arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes, and possible areas for further research, are identified. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and the elderly patient: … Continue reading

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International Day of Older Persons (United Nations / ONS / NHS England)

Summary Today is United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). Full Text Link Reference International Day of Older Persons: 1 October. [Online]: United Nations, October 2016. A statistical piece, from the Office of National Statistics, on the contribution of … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Ageless Mental Health Services: Whyfor, Whence and Whither? (JGCR)

Summary A brief article has been published which examines the concept of “Ageless Mental Health Services” (sic) as it has featured in the recent literature on old age psychiatry. The pros and cons of this abstruse, widely condemned and potentially … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents’ Access to GPs For Basic Health Care: Far Sighted or Short Sighted GP Contract Changes? (BBC News)

Summary Care home residents are generally 50% more likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency than other older persons, and might be expected to be a high priority for primary care. Paradoxically, there are reports that GPs have … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day (Department of Health / MHF / NHS England / Health Foundation)

Summary Today is World Mental Health Day. Full Text Link Reference Osterloh, M. (2015). World Mental Health Day and the power of small gestures. London: Department of Health, October 10th 2015. This is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF): … Continue reading

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Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People (HSJ / Serco / NHS Confederation)

Summary The Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People reviewed probably the main question facing the NHS, namely how to care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people. The commission’s conclusion is that hospital providers and commissioners … Continue reading

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Older Peoples Day (RVS / Housing LIN)

Summary Today is Older Peoples Day. People are living longer in the UK. It is estimated that 23% of people in the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. October 1st 2014 is a day to “celebrate the achievements … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Ageing Manifesto (Ready for Ageing Alliance)

Summary The Ready for Ageing Alliance has released a manifesto on ageing and demographic change, entitled “Getting Ready for Ageing”. Their report presents ideas for policy makers on coping with the challenges of an ageing society, while also offering individuals with … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Online Resource: Better Care for Older People (General Medical Council)

Summary A new online resource, developed by the General Medical Council (GMC) working with the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, has been designed to support doctors with day-to-day care of older patients. It provides several video interviews plus practical … Continue reading

Posted in Age UK, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), Guidelines, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Northern Ireland, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Scotland, Standards, UK, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Age Discrimination in Availability of Surgery (BBC News / Royal College of Surgeons / Age UK)

Summary The Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK again found a wide variations in access to treatment. Their recent investigation examined surgery rates for six common procedures across England’s 211 CCGs and detected worrying differences in access to surgery between … Continue reading

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