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Married people are more likely to survive cancer than those who are single, a study suggests. Preliminary research on almost 60,000 people with a range of blood cancers found that, on average, married people were 20% more likely to survive than single people, while single men fared the worst. Data…
More than two thirds (68%) of people with palliative care needs have said that ‘planning for the future’ is their biggest worry – in a survey of palliative care experiences across the island of Ireland. Half of palliative care users (52%) said they felt frustrated or helpless. 51% said their…
More needs to be done to address the psychological problems associated with being ill, a new report states. Health officials also need to address the physical issues that come as a result of mental health problems, according to The King's Fund. The authors of the new report argue that integrating…
A nursing expert at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has co-authored a practical guide which provides a new insight to implementing person-centred care. Dr Lisa Kidd, Reader at the university’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, worked with research colleagues across the country on the guide which was published in December by…
A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay independent in their own homes as they age. The…
Health and social care services should work more closely together to ensure older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions receive effective care, says NICE. In latest social care guidance, NICE calls for care to be integrated so that better, more person-centre care can be provided for the…
The MS Society and British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) have launched a joint campaign opposing the reintroduction of prescription charges for people living with long-term conditions. The “Keep Us Well” campaign is calling on Health Minister Simon Hamilton MLA and the Stormont Executive to commit to keeping prescriptions…
A "postcode lottery" has local authorities in the south contributing far more to the cost of long-term care than in the north, new figures show. Which? submitted Freedom of Information requests to 180 local authorities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and found "huge variations" in the standard weekly rate…
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