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The Government is living in "cloud cuckoo land" over seven-day working, a Royal College has said, as it published figures suggesting almost a million more people will be living with long-term conditions by 2025. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) predicts an "'explosion" of people living with more than one…
The Care Inspectorate today launched an important new resource which aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. The resource, ‘Promoting continence for people living with dementia and long-term conditions’ highlights the fundamental and essential care and support required to give people the opportunity to remain…
Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Previous studies have shown the positive effects of motion-based video games, such as those available on the Nintendo Wii or Microsoft Kinect systems, on the…
Scientists have found a protein they believe can help boost immunity to cancer and viruses. Researchers from Imperial College London say the discovery could open the door to new therapies. The discovery surprised them as until now the new protein had no known function, and did not resemble any other…
A public engagement programme is underway inviting patients, carers and families in Northern Ireland to share their experiences of care to help improve services for people with non-curable and serious illnesses. During the month of April the ‘Let’s Talk About’ care programme is calling on people across Northern Ireland to…
22 new projects across Scotland will share a slice of £400,000 funding from the Self Management IMPACT Fund to support new ways of working. This investment from the Self Management IMPACT Fund, administered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), is made possible by the Scottish Government.…
Survival rates for common cancers in the UK are trailing 10 years behind other European countries, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said survival rates in many places from the 1990s were better than the UK has achieved to date. While 14% of patients in Austria diagnosed with lung…
The Health and Social Care Academy has published its latest thinkpiece, The Right To Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland, highlighting the issue of Scotland's growing health inequalities. The thinkpiece has been produced to coincide with a debate in the Scottish Parliament, led by representatives of the Health and Sport Committee,…
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