Tag Archives: Social Care

Do we care enough to ask what is behind the biggest recent annual rise in death rates?

The Telegraph lead with provisional statistics from the ONS this morning on the steepest annual rise in death rates since the second world war. They are right that alarm bells should be ringing, and urgent questions should be asked: Is … Continue reading

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What have junior doctors and Norman Lamb got in common?

Quite simply, it is an understanding of the need for politicians to consider a realistic funding settlement for health and care services, delivered by high quality professionals, that the public expect and a civilised society should provide. This afternoon Norman Lamb MP … Continue reading

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First impressions of an NHS conference

Guest Blog by Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations, Independent Age Older people, as we know, are huge users of the NHS. People aged 65 or over account for one in six of the population but one in two hospital … Continue reading

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The next government must make high quality cancer care a priority during, and after, the upcoming general election

Guest Blog by Ellie Rose, Public Affairs Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2020, this is estimated to rise to 3 million. And by the end of next year … Continue reading

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Labour Party Conference – Labour’s big idea

Guest post from David Boot, Editor, Healthcare and life sciences, at Novares The focus at Labour Party conference was all about Andy Burnham’s speech on the Wednesday – the graveyard slot when many members and lobbyists have already left Brighton. Throughout … Continue reading

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Unlocking Nursing’s Potential

Extract from 2020health’s report ‘Too Posh to Wash? Reflections on the Future of Nursing’ Article by Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre- UK (ILC-UK) and Deborah Sturdy RN MSc (Econ), Trustee, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC- UK) / … 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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Happy New Year Predictions

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a … 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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No solution to social care will be easy

The solution to social care will not be easy. Whatever suggestion is made by the Dilnot commission, someone will have to pay – be it all of us through taxes, or the individuals themselves when they need care. The question … Continue reading

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