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What’s happening in eldercare?

Rapidly growing number of unpaid carers during coronavirus pandemic Older people are slower to take extra measures to protect themselves … But are more cautious about going out Possible Alzheimer’s treatment with commonly available asthma drug Television licence to be payable by most pensioners from August Telephone repeat prescriptions to end? Hospital stays are generally […]

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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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News and views for caregivers

What’s happening in the world that can help – or hinder – families in caring for older relatives? Here are the stories we’ve found that caregivers should know about for the sake of their families and their own futures: HMRC has been charging too much on pension withdrawals More women than men are taking out […]

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Eldercare news – late July 2019

In our latest round-up of news for anyone supporting older family and friends, you can find: Unqualified care workers Scotland care complaints Care prosecutions in England Family spending on care homes Postcode lottery for healthcare funding Plans to take pressure off GPs Inappropriate referrals to GPs from 111 App to diagnose UTIs Changes to Family […]

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