Yes – the Ministry of Silly Ideas is still going strong. Not content with the fiasco of selling your medical records which is now on hold due to privacy concerns and the computer system in total disarray – what government computer system is efficient and safe? – HMRC is planning to share your tax data …
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Research shows that loneliness and social isolation kill a comparable number of older people to smoking or heart disease. This article explores some of the causes in an urban environment and some of the challenges and solutions. It is not meant to be an exhaustive review of research or good practice but to help with the debate in …
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Patient transport isn’t working for patients. Patients missing their hospital appointments… because of patient transport. Patients waiting several hours to be taken home after their appointment… because of patient transport. Patients unable to use buses or trains… deemed ineligible for patient transport. These are just a few of the reports we’ve heard from people who’ve …
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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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Healthwatch England is undertaking a special inquiry into the care that people receive following discharge from hospitals, care homes and mental health units. This is an area of major distress and concern to a lot of patients and their relatives and as you are aware – the government is putting greater emphasis on people being …
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Do you still use the iconic pillar box? What do you post in them? This perhaps sounds a silly question but according to the Evening Standard on the 27th May – post boxes are redundant. They should be sold off as ornaments for gardens – nobody uses them due to the technological advances. Do you …
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The European elections are now over for another 5 years but did you feel involved? Did you know who you were voting for? When I saw the voting papers – first I was surprised as to how many candidates there were – huge lists of names identified by their political party. But who were these …
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The National Care Home Open Day is on Friday 20th June 2014 and offers an ideal opportunity for members of the public to find out more about their local care homes and to see for themselves what the homes offer. What is the accommodation like? What activities are available? What facilities are there? How many …
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As you are aware, the role of the pharmacist is changing and their services should be included into the general healthcare within the community. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society are undertaking a consultation to understand what the public and patients would like from their community or local pharmacists. So what sort of services would you like …
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