Chief Scientific Officers take the helm of £30 million dementia Drug Discovery Alliance

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK has appointed three Chief Scientific Officers to drive its £30million Drug Discovery Alliance. The Alliance, which unites three Drug Discovery Institutes at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and University College London, is a unique drug discovery venture in dementia research. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance will couple the deep disease knowledge and biology expertise of the...

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New community cancer wellbeing service

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

The Bromley by Bow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support have partnered to create an innovative social prescribing service for people living with and beyond cancer in East London. The service helps people on a one-to-one basis to improve their wellbeing. This includes support by trained professionals to explore needs, set personal goals and access local community services. Services may include work and welfare advice, as well as taking part in...

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Stocktake of access to general practice in England

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Health Matters team, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

People’s experience of accessing general practice remains positive, with almost 9 in 10 patients reporting in 2014-15 that they could get an appointment. Patient satisfaction with access is, however, gradually and consistently declining, and a fifth of patients report opening hours are not convenient, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office. Worsening access to general practice matters: if patients cannot access general...

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Care crisis will deepen and force older people and their families to struggle on their own

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 1 comment

Following the Spending Review by Chancellor George Osborne, Stephen Burke the director of Good Care Guide comments as follows: “The Chancellor has failed to tackle the growing care crisis. Increases of up to 2% in council tax and in the Better Care Fund are completely inadequate to meet the funding gap in care for older and disabled people. They will make the care system even more of a lottery. “With an ageing population and rising demand for...

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Survey finds loneliness is a key factor in over-70s not eating a hot meal every day

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Almost a quarter – 23% – of the people aged 70 or older surveyed online don’t always eat a hot meal daily 24th November 2015 – New research published today outlines a number of worrying trends in eating habits amongst elderly people, in an online survey of UK adults aged 70 years or more. The survey, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK’s leading frozen meals delivery service, found that almost a...

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