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

Awareness week to educate people about glaucoma

Awareness week to educate people about glaucoma

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.

New campaign aims to help reduce anxiety experienced by two thirds of working people

New campaign aims to help reduce anxiety experienced by two thirds of working people

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.

Study claims that funding for adult social care has been cut by £770m since 2010

Study claims that funding for adult social care has been cut by £770m since 2010

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’.

Survey suggests patients unaware of alternatives to A&E

Survey suggests patients unaware of alternatives to A&E

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.

UK government announces new £90m investment in dementia diagnosis and research

UK government announces new £90m investment in dementia diagnosis and research

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.

Tinu in line for top national award

Tinu in line for top national award

February 26 2014

A healthcare assistant working at The Junction Health Centre in Clapham has been shortlisted for a top national award.

Care UK backs better treatment for people with autism

Care UK backs better treatment for people with autism

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.

Research links walk-in centres to a reduction in A&E visits

Research links walk-in centres to a reduction in A&E visits

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.

Care UK welcomes BBC spotlight on what councils are prepared to pay for care

Care UK welcomes BBC spotlight on what councils are prepared to pay for care

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.

Statistics reveal an eight percent rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

Statistics reveal an eight percent rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

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.

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