A fundamental shift is urgently needed in the delivery of health and care to meet the challenges of a rapidly ageing society, say the authors of a new report from The King’s Fund.... > Read More
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NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson has spoken of his ‘bitter regrets’ over failing to meet the families of patients who died in Mid-Staffordshire.... > Read More
A US care coordination programme for patients with Alzheimer's and their carers has resulted in improvements in psychosocial function in patients with dementia. The programme, a partnership between community and health organisations, also showed positive results for carers. The work, published in the journal Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, shows that non-pharmacological programmes and interventions can play a role in improving care for people with dementia and their carers.... > Read More
Why does incontinence continue to lag behind many other key healthcare conditions, despite being a massive public health issue? There is a vast literature base that informs us that incontinence can affect men, women and children at any age, and that even slight incontinence can have a severe impact on quality of life for individuals and carers.> Read More
In 2010, Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, pledged that the public would be at the heart of everything that is done within the NHS — not just as beneficiaries of care, but as participants in shared decision-making (Secretary of State for Health, 2010).> Read More
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