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Caregiver news January 2020

With the UK General Election out of the way, new and old policies around the NHS and care are now moving forward again. In this issue’s news: Hospital doctors lack confidence in video appointments NHS officials found to be charging for advice on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding Free hospital parking on the horizon for some […]

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Thinking about eldercare

Our regular roundup of useful news and views for those supporting older friends and family. In this issue: Pensions credit and those missing out GPs and home visits Retirement homes as a legacy Likelihood of a caring future Cost of social care around the country Equity release challenges Changing ways that consumers pay Talking about […]

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Hands up, who has problems sleeping?

Ah yes, lots of you. And I’m in there too. For me, getting off to sleep is easy. It’s staying asleep that’s the difficult bit. And then getting back to sleep. Broken sleep started with small children, continued through eldercare, and it’s still with me. Yet, as many of you may have found, health professionals […]

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Advice on keeping cool in a heatwave

As we approach another promised British heatwave, the UK government will be publicising its advice to protect the vulnerable, and ideas to keep everyone well in hot weather. Care homes and hospitals are advised to provide cool areas and monitor indoor temperatures to reduce the risk of heat-related illness. GPs, district nurses and social workers […]

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