The Spending Review: what does it mean for health and social care?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

This briefing produced by The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation, provides an independent assessment of where the Spending Review leaves the NHS and social care. Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s announcements, our three organisations have come together to help ensure the debate is informed by a clear and objective analysis of the funding position and its implications for health and social care...

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INNOVATION ‘SPACE RACE’ NEEDED TO PREVENT AGEING POPULATION TIMEBOMB

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Key business challenge for 2016: The financial and emotional cost of the ageing population is one of the key issues facing society – considered by some to be a ‘time bomb’ that will take economies to a new crisis point The number of people aged 85 or over will reach 3.5 million by 2034 and account for five per cent of the total population, according to the Office for National Statistics Technology could have the answer – but only if...

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HALF OF UK ADULTS HAPPY TO BE DIAGNOSED THROUGH DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

47% are willing to be diagnosed digitally instead of face-to-face with their GP 67% would use wearable technology to monitor long-term medical conditions The majority already using healthcare technology report improved health 55% agree the NHS should provide free technology to help people play an active role in improving their health Almost half (47%) of UK adults would be happy to be diagnosed remotely through digital health technology rather...

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Patient data monitoring integrated into NHS services

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

As winter bites care homes are coming under increased pressure to support the NHS by providing a layer of intermediate care that will help reduce the burden on acute hospital services. Traditionally however care home residents experience 40-50%1 more emergency admissions and Accident & Emergency (A&E) attendances than the general population aged 75 and over, so any increased role has to be supported by improved patient management. Under...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new report highlighting the heavy toll dementia takes on family carers. The report, Dementia in the Family: the impact on carers, comes as new polling...

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