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Eye test may hold clue in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Changes in and around the eye may be able to detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was told. 356 more words

Discharge delays again: New measures needed to fix problem

The Government body for scrutinising value for money on public spending has concluded “patients and the NHS have a right to expect better” on the issue of hospital discharge delays for the elderly. 466 more words

GPs a gateway to social care and more

The role of GPs is changing. No longer are their practices just treating medical conditions and referring patients to hospitals.

Primary care is at last being driven by an integration which seeks a greater level of collaboration across frontline services – everything from companionship advice for the isolated to social service and end of life referrals. 232 more words

Smart thinking, but ‘care bots’ can’t replace carers

Creating the ideal home is big business – in fact there’s a world stage out there for exhibitions that can both temp and puzzle. 520 more words

Here Come The Girls.

Six weeks ago, I was wondering, “where are the girls?”.  A couple have emerged onto social media since.  Although neither is in exactly the same situation as the lads who featured in… 834 more words

Calderdale “intermediate care” teams cherry pick patients to improve outcomes in key care closer to home scheme

Support and Independence Teams are a joint Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital Trust/Calderdale Council working arrangement to look after elderly people who need “reablement” after being in hospital, and who may then need further home care after being “reabled” – which I think means getting back their strength and capacity, after being ill. 1,325 more words

Keep Our NHS Public

Health and Capacity.

So I was doing some background reading for a piece I was writing for #7DaysofAction and it involved trying to get a good grasp on the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by MHA 2007) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as they apply to ATUs and other NHS provision, in order to understand how what has happened to so many autistic young people came to happen. 841 more words