Tag Archives: Winter Friends Pledge

Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Loneliness and Ageing (BBC News)

Summary Age UK estimates that approximately 450,000 people aged 65 and over will have spent this Christmas alone. Read more: BBC News. Will you be lonely this Christmas?. Reference Triggle, N. (2013). Will you be lonely this Christmas? London: BBC Health News, December … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2012/13 (ONS / NHS Choices)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate an estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13; representing a 29% increase compared with the previous winter. The Department of Health has linked the excess … Continue reading

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Winter Friends Pledge (NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS Winter Friends campaign hopes to encourage 100,000 people to sign the NHS Winter Friends Pledge. This involves making a small commitment to take some time this winter to enquire after the wellbeing of an elderly friend or neighbour occasionally, and to make … Continue reading

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