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Many stroke patients are being "let down" as they are being forced to wait for months on end for rehabilitation once they are sent home from hospital, experts have warned. Some of the life-changing consequences of suffering a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis on one side of the body…
A new electronic device the size of a mobile phone could transform aftercare for stroke patients and help them regain movement and control of their hands. The small bit of kit, which is being tested in medical trials, delivers a series of weak electrical shocks followed by an audible click…
Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey. Four years ago, Lancaster University were part of a European consortium awarded a…
Greater public understanding of how palliative care addresses all needs of the person – physical, social, emotional and spiritual – has been called for during this Palliative Care Week (Oct 3-8). A survey of public understanding of palliative care in Northern Ireland found that the majority of people (52%) identified…
Almost nine out of 10 NHS groups are failing cancer patients, with low rates of diagnosis and treatment, new ratings show. Data from NHS England reveals that the vast majority of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England are performing poorly when it comes to diagnosing patients quickly, ensuring they get…
A charity has called on health boards to take urgent action after a major survey found some cancer patients are facing delays in diagnosis, poor care and a lack of communication. Macmillan Cancer Support wants NHS boards to draw up plans to address the issues raised in the first Scottish…
A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what is happening around you at that moment. It is a simple form of…
A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and…
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