Call for 71,000 extra care home places to meet rapid rise in care needs

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

A Newcastle University study claims that rapidly rising numbers of older people with substantial care needs will create a requirement for 71,000 extra care home places by 2025. The research – Is late-life dependency increasing or not?- was published in the Lancet on 15th August 2017 The study raises concerns about how the new places will be paid for and estimates that within four years £940 million will be required for social care in...

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State Health Care in Britain 2017-2042

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Features | 1 comment

The state health service (NHS) in Britain has been a huge success fulfilling the vision of its founders; it has freed the poor from the fear of illness, provided assured careers for its staff, coped with demographic change, an information revolution, the rise of new and professional management and technological innovation. It remains free at the point of use, funded from general taxation, free from market imperatives and part of the fabric of...

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Henry Marsh Admissions A life in Brain Surgery

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Book and article review | 0 comments

The first memoir by Henry Marsh , neurosurgeon, ( Do no Harm 2014) was received to high acclaim. His second book is a mixture of personal memoir, detailed description of the craft of neurosurgery with wider reflections on the practice of his speciality and thoughts on the NHS , to which he is passionately committed. He is also facing retirement, and his own ageing and mortality. “I am starting all over again, but am running out of time “he...

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Leading dementia charity backs call to protect healthcare and research in Brexit talks

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. In dementia research, the UK is currently leading the way with recent statistics showing the country’s research productivity has almost doubled over six years, compared to much smaller increases in other countries. At the same time, the number of UK...

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Science and art merge in new sight exhibition

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Dr Mariya Moosajee, Clinician-Scientist and Consultant Ophthalmologist, will lead visitors on a sensory exploration into the science of the eye in her new exhibition ‘Science of Sight’ at the Science Museum, London. A keen advocate that art can be for everyone, she will include tactile, scent and sound pieces from the BlindArt Collection at Moorfields Eye Hospital A new exhibition will be launched on 8th August 2017 at the Science Museum,...

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