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

The 10 Boxes of Christmas - an Advent idea to engage people with dementia in the run up to Christmas

The 10 Boxes of Christmas - an Advent idea to engage people with dementia in the run up to Christmas

November 28 2014

Maizie Mears-Owens, Care UK’s head of dementia services, has found a new way to gently lead loved ones living with dementia into the festive season and increase their wellbeing.

A focus on carers’ rights

A focus on carers’ rights

November 28 2014

Looking after someone? Know your rights’ is the theme for this year’s Carers’ Rights Day, which is celebrated today.

GP survey reveals concerns about out of hours care

GP survey reveals concerns about out of hours care

November 26 2014

A survey of 1,000 GPs has identified concerns that out of hours care is being hindered by a lack of integration with in-hours services and insufficient resources to consistently provide high quality care.

Beat warns of potentially lethal laxative abuse and calls for regulation

Beat warns of potentially lethal laxative abuse and calls for regulation

November 24 2014

National eating disorder charity Beat has issued a stark warning about the dangers of using laxatives for weight control and has called for regulation to prevent abuse.

Mental Health Foundation concerned over lack of investment in public mental health

Mental Health Foundation concerned over lack of investment in public mental health

November 21 2014

The Mental Health Foundation has described a revelation that local authorities spend just 1.4 per cent of their public health budgets on mental health as “a great concern”.

Family carers urged to make flu jabs a priority

Family carers urged to make flu jabs a priority

November 19 2014

As the cold weather sweeps in and we all reach for our scarves and gloves, family carers are being urged by Care UK to make sure that they get flu jabs, not onl

How NHS 111 can help you to help yourself to good health

How NHS 111 can help you to help yourself to good health

November 17 2014

This week (17-23 November) is Self Care Week – a national awareness campaign. This year’s theme is ‘Self-care for life – be healthy this winter’. Read how NHS 111 can assist you to help yourself to good health.

Start as you mean to go on and help stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

Start as you mean to go on and help stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

November 14 2014

This year, World Diabetes Day (Friday 14 November), focuses on the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and its role in reducing the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes.

Take good care of yourself this winter

Take good care of yourself this winter

November 11 2014

As winter approaches, already stretched emergency health services come under increasing pressure, which is why it is very important to make sure people who are ill or injured use the right service.

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

October 24 2014

Maizie Mears-Owen, head of dementia at Care UK, comments on a new initiative which will see GPs receive £55 for every person who they diagnose with dementia.

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