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.
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.
October 14 2013
The government has been urged to tackle the issue of an aging population by appointing a minister for older people.
October 11 2013
National charity Arthritis Care is launching two new films about coping with pain to mark World Arthritis Day (12th October 2013).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.