Tag Archives: Old age

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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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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A contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health It has been concluded by some anthropologists that evidence of civilisation is not when man-made tools are first … Continue reading

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Have we overqualified yet undertrained today’s nurses?

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’   By Maura Buchanan, BA RGN, PGDip, Clinical Neurosciences, PGDip Health law, Independent Nursing & Healthcare Adviser; Past President, Royal College of Nursing Major criticism of nursing and nurses … Continue reading

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Nursing in an ageing society

20th February 2013, by Margit Physant, Policy Adviser – Health and Wellbeing, Age UK. First published in “Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing” The ageing population has implications for healthcare, and for nursing in particular. There are now more … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Management Priorities in the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act

Basic economics relating to the pressures on the NHS led to the need for reform culminating in the Health and Social Care Act. The financial challenges faced by any healthcare system are strongly influenced by rising life expectancy without a … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Bill: Final Stages in Parliament

With opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill having reached new heights, we must look behind the rhetoric and remember basic principles. The most important point to remember is that the NHS exists to provide the best possible, affordable … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Gail Beer – Cast me not off in the time of old age

As we get older and become unable to look after ourselves independently, we rely on relatives, friends and the state to support us. As time goes on, we will become increasingly dependent on modern technology to enable us to stay … Continue reading

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We cannot go on treating the elderly like this…

9.11.11 DAILY MAIL: OUR TOP BLOGGERS JULIA MANNING: We need a high level response to raise the status of the elderly …At the end of the week we will all be sharing in a time of reflection for what previous … Continue reading

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