Tag Archives: Ageism

Commissioning Older People’s Mental Health Services (Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health)

Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) has produced a guide on commissioning older people’s mental health services. This document advocates an integrated approach, involving health and social care services. Most older patients with mental health problems have … Continue reading

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Agenda for Later Life 2013 (Age UK)

Summary This Age UK report explores the challenges facing older people today, looking at both the over-65s and people approaching later life. Section headings include:   Key indicators for later life. Challenges and opportunities for 2013. Later life with attitude. … Continue reading

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Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population (NESTA)

Summary This report explores the impact of ageing on society and what this might mean in terms of innovation. Nesta proposes taking a systematic look at how people live in the context of changing demographics, looking especially at issues which … Continue reading

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Ready for Ageing? (House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change)

Summary A recent report from the Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change warns that Government and society at large are unprepared for ageing. A broad range of policy areas are addressed, with comprehensive analyses of the potential impact … Continue reading

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Improving Later Life (Age UK)

Summary This electronic book is a compilation of themed insights, each of the sections being written by various experts in their fields, concerning the best evidence available on the main issues in the health and wellbeing of people aged 85 … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Care and Support of Older People (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report discusses care and support for older people given demographic trends. Factors which influence decision making, risk management and NHS trusts’ strategies are discussed. Older people are considered to be both receivers and givers of … Continue reading

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Call for Rethink Over Older Cancer Patients (BBC News)

Summary It was already known from previous research into ageism that older NHS patients are less likely to receive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It has been estimated that if NHS performance was increased to match top international standards then a further 15,000 lives per year could … Continue reading

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Quality of NHS and Social Care Declining? (BBC News / Care Quality Commission)

Summary The latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England may be beginning to suffer. The report presents a summary of over 13,000 inspections … Continue reading

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Latest Patients’ Association Report on NHS Care (BBC News / Patients’ Association)

Summary The third annual report on NHS care from the Patients’ Association presents disturbing new examples of poor care, where patients are thought to have been neglected, left in pain and / or without food and water. Read more: BBC New: Action urged … Continue reading

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Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of … Continue reading

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