Category: News

A new badge is launched today as a unifying symbol of pride in our 9 million social care champions and to raise money for care-related causes The founding members of the CARE badge community interest company (CIC) have today announced…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is encouraging the public to take advantage of NHS Health Checks to monitor their brain health and help prevent dementia. The call comes after Public Health England today reported that over…

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in CANCER,…

Call for evidence: Models of residential respite services for people with dementia Respite services give carers a break from caregiving. They are often seen as an essential element of support, one which may delay or prevent a move to a…

The Community Network, established by NHS Providers and the NHS Confederation, has responded to the publication of the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s report on sexual health.  Community Network chair Andrew Ridley said: “This report shows what happens when…

The news might be dominated by Brexit, but the work of government quietly continues in the background. In such turbulent and uncertain times, the public sector is seeking a way to deliver improved services to its citizens, while simultaneously cutting…

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test that can reliably predict the future course of inflammatory bowel disease in individuals, transforming treatments for patients and paving the way for a personalised approach. This new test could…

Recently, a picture emerged in the national media of residents from Wellingborough, Northants, seen queueing in the rain for over an hour, just to secure an appointment with their local GP. According to Dan Boddington, Systems Engineer at StarLeaf, these…

  A report by The King’s Fund commissioned by the National Garden Scheme On Wednesday 15th May, Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care, will launch a new report into the contribution of large charities to shaping the future…

Responding to an Alzheimer’s Society report calling for the creation of a Dementia Fund which seeks to break the deadlock on social care reform, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “This report rightly highlights the inherent…