Tag Archives: Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

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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New Drugs for Dementia (POST Note PN 535)

Summary The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has produced a briefing outlining some of the challenges in developing new drugs for dementia, explained in the context of ongoing UK and international research programmes. There is an extensive bibliography, … Continue reading

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Big Data and Public Health (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POST Note PN 474 / PN 468)

Summary This Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) note on “Big Data and Public Health” considers the growing use of patients’ health records and large-scale medical and administrative datasets as valuable sources of information for the study and improvement … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity and Healthcare (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology, POSTnote no.381)

Summary This brief document outlines the purpose and uses of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2005) as it applies to adults suffering from dementia and those with learning disabilities, brain injuries or mental illness. When adults have an impaired ability … Continue reading

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