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Health news

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

National awards for hard working healthcare teams

National awards for hard working healthcare teams

December 20 2013

Employees from Care UK, a leading independent provider of health and social care services, are basking in the glory of being nationally recognised in the company’s 2013 Health Care Awards.

Dementia expert offers seasonal advice for carers

Dementia expert offers seasonal advice for carers

December 20 2013

We all want Christmas to be a time of fun and magic, but stress can tarnish even the brightest of baubles so the specialist dementia team at Care UK have come up with 12 festive tips for Christmas for people caring for a loved one who has dementia.

Make sure your Christmas preparations include keeping your family well

Make sure your Christmas preparations include keeping your family well

December 16 2013

In the rush to get everything ready for the festive season, it’s often all too easy to overlook a few simple measures that will help prevent or resolve health issues.

Christmas card contest entries are real crackers

Christmas card contest entries are real crackers

December 13 2013

A competition to find the 2013 Christmas card for Care UK drew on a wealth of talent among colleagues, residents, their relatives and people who the services with the winning entry showing a delicate and ethereal winter scene.

Care UK mental health director concerned about cuts to funding for services

Care UK mental health director concerned about cuts to funding for services

December 13 2013

“As demand, quite rightly, grows for high quality, publicly-funded mental health services, this week’s news about what amounts to a two percent cut in mental health funding is bad news for patients, their families and society.”

Care UK expert calls for better dementia care in the community

Care UK expert calls for better dementia care in the community

December 11 2013

Health ministers from G8 countries have today convened in London to discuss global action against dementia, a condition which, according to a Care UK expert, needs to be managed better in the community.

Report highlights half a million hospital admissions last year were unnecessary

Report highlights half a million hospital admissions last year were unnecessary

December 6 2013

More than half a million people aged 65 and over who were admitted to hospital as an emergency in the last year had conditions which probably meant that they didn’t necessarily need to be admitted or their health issue was avoidable.

State of the nation report reveals regional variations in the quality of dementia care

State of the nation report reveals regional variations in the quality of dementia care

December 3 2013

A new report published by the Department of Health examines local differences in dementia care for the estimated 670,000 people in England living with the condition.

More specialist care needed for people who self harm

More specialist care needed for people who self harm

November 28 2013

More than two thirds of patients who attend hospital after self harming are not given a specialist psychological assessment.

Dealing with common childhood illnesses

Dealing with common childhood illnesses

November 22 2013

When your children are ill it can be very distressing. Younger children often find it hard to communicate their symptoms, making it even more difficult to deal with. However, most childhood illnesses can be dealt with by parents at home by following this simple advice.

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