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Category Archives: Elderly
Baby Boomer women and tech – new report
Guest blog by Kathy Mason Associate, 2020health Elder care with technology appeals most to Baby Boomer women Two thirds of 55-75 year olds would be interested in using technology to help their parents as they get older. Help with medication, memory, … Continue reading
How can A&E units improve their performance?
The first point that I must make is that I do not wish to appear unappreciative or condescending. Hospital A&E work is amongst the most important that any person can undertake and many of us would find the strain unbearable. … Continue reading
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Dropped from Queen’s speech: would laws to ‘protect older people’ have made any difference?
I’ve just been speaking to @nickferrari on #LBC (7.50am) about the Government dropping plans for new laws in the Queen’s Speech to ‘prevent the abuse of older people by care staff’ as reported by @jameskirkikup. What is at the heart … Continue reading
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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading
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Plain packaging, winter deaths and Jeremy Paxman
I woke this morning to the good news that the government is to launch an independent review of cigarette packaging amid ‘amid continuing calls for action to discourage young smokers’. Sir Cyril Chantler, Chair of University College London Partners, has … Continue reading
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Just under a third of us will reach 65 “healthy”
Guest blog by Matt Hawkins, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant at the International Longevity Centre-UK Discussion at an International Longevity Centre-UK, (ILC-UK) event held on Monday, Longevity, health and public policy, revealed that only just short of a third of … Continue reading
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