Health news

Health news

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

£5 billion announced to train more healthcare professionals

£5 billion announced to train more healthcare professionals

January 13 2015

Health Education England has announced a £5 billion investment in education and training programmes for 2015/16. It follows a recent call to increase healthcare services outside of hospitals.

 

End of life care lacking for people with dementia

End of life care lacking for people with dementia

January 9 2015

A report by the Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie claims that people with dementia are not given proper end of life care because their condition is not recognised as terminal.

Make 2015 a healthy new year

Make 2015 a healthy new year

January 2 2015

Every year, many people feel that they’ve consumed too much over Christmas and vow to lose weight and get fitter in the New Year. However, by the end of January it’s a common sight to see good intentions abandoned.

Eating disorder specialist calls for more community support for families at meal times

Eating disorder specialist calls for more community support for families at meal times

December 29 2014

An eating disorder specialist has called for more help at mealtimes for the families of young people suffering from anorexia nervosa. It comes in the wake of an announcement of £150 million of funding to help children with eating disorders.

Christmas tips for people caring for loved ones with dementia

Christmas tips for people caring for loved ones with dementia

December 23 2014

Everyone wants Christmas to be magical but all too often it can become stressful as family members’ different needs and expectations collide. Maizie Mears-Owen offers advice on how to survive Christmas and support relatives with dementia.

How to ensure a healthy festive period and help relieve unnecessary pressure on health services

How to ensure a healthy festive period and help relieve unnecessary pressure on health services

December 22 2014

Under-cooked turkeys, over-indulged stomachs and freezing weather are just some of the perils which could make your festive season less than merry. But a few common sense precautions should help you cope with the worst that winter may throw at us.

Survey shows a quarter of adults are obese, men smoke more than women and most of us have good eyesight

Survey shows a quarter of adults are obese, men smoke more than women and most of us have good eyesight

December 18 2014

The Health Survey for England has revealed that in 2013 around a quarter of the country’s adults were obese (26 per cent of men and 24 per cent of women).

Present buying for someone living with dementia

Present buying for someone living with dementia

December 17 2014

Gift buying is an art at any time, but what do you buy a loved one for Christmas who has dementia? Maizie Mears-Owen, Care UK’s head of dementia, offers some helpful tips and advice.

Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

December 12 2014

 Care UK today announced the appointment with immediate effect of Phil Whitecross as Chief Financial Officer.

Cold is a killer so Age UK encourages us to spread the warmth

Cold is a killer so Age UK encourages us to spread the warmth

December 12 2014

By the time you have finished reading this article an older person will have died needlessly from the cold. One older person dies every seven minutes in the UK from cold – that’s 200 per day.

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