March 11 2014
This week, events are being organised to raise awareness of glaucoma, a treatable eye condition that is the second leading cause of blindness globally. To mark World Glaucoma Week, a Care UK ophthalmology service has launched a support group for people who are affected by the condition.
March 7 2014
Research by Mind has found that 66 per cent of people feel stressed on a Sunday in anticipation of returning to work the next day. The mental health charity has published the results of its survey of 700 full-time workers in the build-up to Happy Monday on 10 March.
March 6 2014
The charity Age UK has today published a report analysing what local authorities spend on adult social care services. Its research reveals a reduction of £769 million over the past four years – a figure which charity director Caroline Abrahams describes as ‘catastrophic’.
March 4 2014
A poll by Healthwatch England has revealed that 18 per cent of people admit to visiting accident and emergency when their GP surgery is closed, despite knowing they did not require emergency care. Respondents to the survey said they were unsure of the other options available to them.
March 3 2014
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has announced a new £90 million funding package to cut waiting times for dementia assessments and improve diagnosis of the condition which is estimated to affect over 800,000 people in the UK.
February 26 2014
A healthcare assistant working at The Junction Health Centre in Clapham has been shortlisted for a top national award.
February 14 2014
Care UK has backed a call by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for clearer national standards to ensure consistent treatment for people with autism.
February 10 2014
Academics at the University of Sheffield have linked the opening of GP-led walk-in centres to a reduction in daytime visits to accident and emergency departments.
February 4 2014
Care UK has welcomed the research carried out by the BBC into the costs paid by commissioners for homecare services to support people at home.
February 3 2014
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published data showing an increase in the number of people admitted to hospital for an eating disorder.