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Latest caregiver news June 2019

Highlights of this week’s roundup of eldercare news include: Thousands missing out on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England and Wales TV licences for pension credit recipients only, but many could claim Financial abuse of vulnerable growing Dementia diagnoses rising, and more funding to find a solution Blue Badge parking scheme to be extended to […]

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News bits

In the news: digital NHS finds care home places faster and opens patient online access to X-rays and scan; initiatives see more GP appointments available; TSB signs up to fraud refund charter; equity release debated; care home news; plans for living longer at home with dementia. Care home place availability This sounds like great news, […]

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News bits

  Are you taking care of your own finances? We have things you should know about state pensions, wills and allowances. More older people are living alone, with repercussions for their financial well-being. There are continuing issues with the rush to emergency hospital admissions, and long waits for discharge. Latest research on arthritis pain looks […]

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News bites

This week’s eldercare news looks at Carer’s Credit; price rises for dental care, probate, mobile phones and more; e-prescriptions for some controlled drugs; reasons to take more Vitamin D; good practice for private care providers; feeling younger by being in control; and PIP reviews Heard of Carer’s Credit? You may be missing out The Telegraph […]

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What you need to know this week

Here’s our regular roundup of news around the UK that affects you and your older friends and relatives. This issue we’re talking about pensions, NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, potential treatment and preventions for Alzheimer’s and memory loss, hip and knee replacements, finding missing vulnerable people, and avoiding falls. The downside first Mixed age couples are […]

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How NHS GP videoconference consultations work

by Kathy Lawrence As the UK government has just announced that videoconferencing with GPs is the way forward for the NHS in England, we’re talking about how the service works, and whether it’s something that can help older people. Experiencing LIVI for the first time Our local GP practices have been contacting patients to let […]

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