A public consultation on the Mayor’s Draft London Housing Strategy closes on 17th February 2014. Age UK London will be responding and it would be great to hear from you if you have views and experiences which you would like to feed in. What the Mayor’s team have put in the draft does show awareness of older people …
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NHS England has published a “Call to Action” arguing that major changes are needed to London’s health services: http://www.england.nhs.uk/london/london-2/ldn-call-to-action/ The arguments that major changes are needed include that there is a funding gap because of increased needs for services (for example, because of an ageing population) and changes in technology. Many hospitals, GP surgeries and other …
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On 22 May 2014 London will go to the polls to re-elect all the Councillors in London’s 32 boroughs. The European Parliament elections are on the same day. Age UK London is planning to publish an age manifesto for the Council elections and we would really like to hear your views! London’s borough Councils affect the …
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The General Medical Council – GMC – is the independent regulator of the UKs 260,000 doctors. The role of the GMC is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. The GMC manages the entry to the medical register and setting the …
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On 21 November the annual London Older People’s Assembly organised by LOPSG is taking place at City Hall from 10 am – 4 pm. The theme is “The Economic Contributions of Older Londoners” with afternoon workshops looking at how older people contribute in different ways to London’s economy. Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick will be …
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The London Assembly will soon be looking into health inequalities in London. What kinds of health inequalities that affect older people in London do you know about? Could be either in NHS care or in adult social care. Inequalities between people in different areas? Inequalities in treatment between older and younger people? It would be …
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Retirement will happen to all of us unless we have never been employed or we are dead but is there or has there been enough discussion around retirement and how people make the transition from work to retirement.  What does retirement mean to people?  It is likely to mean very different things to different people. …
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Yesterday I really had to have a chuckle and later shared my mirth with a couple of friends who also burst into fits of laughter. Monday of this week I had my 79th birthday. On Friday I was due for a scan and consultant appointment at the hospital. On Tuesday I found a telephone message …
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Are you from an older people’s organisation or third sector organisation working with older people? How confident are y0u about getting your work commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups? Why not take this 5 question, 10 minute survey: http://bit.ly/1bRfgH3 and contribute to research which will give a picture of how third sector organisations see themselves in relation to CCG commissioning …
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