Health news

Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

UK to host first G8 dementia summit

UK to host first G8 dementia summit

October 18 2013

The UK is to host the first G8 dementia summit later this year as the government looks to lead a co-ordinated global action against the condition which is expected to affect around one million people in the country by 2020.

Care UK moves up the ranking in national business league table

Care UK moves up the ranking in national business league table

October 16 2013

Care UK has been unveiled as the highest ranking health and social care organisation included the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table of Britain’s leading mid-market private companies.

Call for minister for older people

Call for minister for older people

October 14 2013

The government has been urged to tackle the issue of an aging population by appointing a minister for older people.

Films give advice on coping with the pain of arthritis

Films give advice on coping with the pain of arthritis

October 11 2013

National charity Arthritis Care is launching two new films about coping with pain to mark World Arthritis Day (12th October 2013).

Care UK named as the country’s top independent healthcare provider

Care UK named as the country’s top independent healthcare provider

October 10 2013

Care UK has been named as the top organisation in the prestigious 2013 Laing’s Healthcare 20 – a list set up three years ago to throw a spotlight on the work of

Eating disorders charity calls for action to slash treatment waiting times

Eating disorders charity calls for action to slash treatment waiting times

October 7 2013

Eating disorders charity Beat has today published the results of a survey which reveals over a quarter of people polled had to wait over six months for NHS treatment. Its findings also show that 40 percent of people were told their BMI wasn’t low enough to access treatment quickly and 32 percent had problems finding a local specialist eating disorders service.

Care UK welcomes PMs pledge to increase access to GPs at weekends and evenings

Care UK welcomes PMs pledge to increase access to GPs at weekends and evenings

October 1 2013

Care UK has welcomed news that the Government is planning to invest £50 million in GP practices to allow more patients to get access to appointments at weekends and evenings.

Care England to represent social care sector from 2014

Care England to represent social care sector from 2014

September 27 2013

Social care bodies English Community Care Association (ECCA) and National Care Association (NCA) have announced they are to merge into a new organisation called Care England.

£124 million fund to help tackle health challenges

£124 million fund to help tackle health challenges

September 24 2013

Health Minister Lord Howe has announced details of a £124 million fund to help health researchers ensure patients will benefit from new treatments and techniques which could revolutionise future healthcare.

An article in Pulse magazine this week suggests that people are struggling to get prompt appointments for dementia assessments at memory clinics.

An article in Pulse magazine this week suggests that people are struggling to get prompt appointments for dementia assessments at memory clinics.

September 17 2013

Professor Alistair Burns, national clinical director for dementia at NHS England was interviewed by Pulse magazine and is reported as saying that he believes there are some very good examples of diagnostic and support services around the country, but agreed there are some places where the waiting list is ‘longer than it should be’.

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