The London Assembly’s Health Committee are looking at  access to GP services across London. They seem to have the idea that younger people experience particular problems accessing GPs. Perhaps they do, but we’re curious to know what older people’s experience is. For example how easy do you find it to get an appointment? How are …
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Did you see the article in the Guardian at the end of April? It makes some very important points coming from the point of view that “without family carers the health and social care system would collapse.” So what happens to people who have no family to care for them? 70% of carers are supporting …
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As you are aware life is moving more and more towards everything only being accessible digitally – this of course is noticeable within the NHS where there are suggestions that more and more GP, community and social services are, or will be, on line. Now the question being discussed is which is best for patients …
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“These days, young gay people are encouraged to be open about their sexuality. Older ones, particularly those who don’t have a partner, can find it difficult to share in the new freedom. They are no longer criminalised, but this doesn’t mean that they are free from discrimination in public places. Some are understandably still fearful …
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Welcome to the latest Age UK London Opinion Exchange Update! The Age UK London Opinion Exchange is a new website from Age UK London. It is part of the organisation’s ‘Fit 4 Purpose’ project, which is funded by London Councils. The Opinion Exchange features opinion pieces and discussion forums to trigger debate and ensure older …
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What sort of society are we living in where younger people see older people as fair game to abuse, neglect and de-humanise and for it to be seen as acceptable by colleagues? Who are these people applying for caring jobs when they obviously don’t care and don’t like people – especially older people? Why are …
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