Tag Archives: Winter Friends

Improving Care for Older People (NHS England / Age UK / PHE / Chief Fire Officer’s Association / JGCR)

Summary The guide to Improving Care for Older People, developed by NHS England in partnership with Age UK, Public Health England, and the Chief Fire Officer’s Association, is actually a collection of resources (some dating back several years). This collection … Continue reading

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Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England / Age UK)

Summary NHS England and Age UK have jointly published their “Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing”, to help improve health and general fitness. This evidence-based guide covers the main risk factors for older people living at home, particularly those aged 70 or … Continue reading

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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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Leicester City Council / Shared Lives Foster Placements for Elderly People (BBC News)

Summary A fostering scheme for the elderly is being introduced in Leicester, whereby families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes. Carers will be paid £224 a week (roughly four times the amount unpaid carers on basic Carer’s … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt: New Year Message to NHS on Holistic Care (Department of Health)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written a brief New Year message to NHS staff highlighting some fresh directions for 2014, including named GPs for older people and named consultants in hospitals. A key theme for the year ahead “is to find … 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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