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The charity is joining forces with NHS England to encourage older people to seek help and is calling on GPs to spot the warning signs. Nearly half of adults (7.7million) aged 55+ say they have experienced depression and around the same number (7.3 million) have suffered with anxiety, according to new YouGov research for the […]
The NHS is trialling new wearable sensors, based on technology used by NASA and the CGI film industry, to help identify older patients at risk of falls as part of a new drive to tackle frailty. The technology will help make one small step a lot easier for the over-65s (although giant leaps may still […]
This is an annual data collection, now in its fifth year. The purpose of the audit is to improve intermediate care services for older people by providing benchmarked information on service models, spend, activity, workforce and, importantly, outcomes. It has been highly successful in previous years and CCGs and providers of intermediate care services are […]
Older patients and people with long term conditions and mental health problems will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos today (Friday 22), NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will launch the first wave of NHS […]
Look after yourself and others and avoid if possible the post-Christmas hospital rush, says Keogh England’s top doctor, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has today (Monday) called on people to look out for frail and elderly relatives, friends and neighbours over Christmas and New Year. The NHS England Medical Director has spoken of the need to […]
A new partnership has been established between NHS England and the Fire and Rescue Services (FRS), to use their collective capabilities and resources more effectively to enhance the lives of older people and those with complex conditions. Working together with Public Health England, the Chief Fire Officers Association, the Local Government Association and Age UK, […]
Meeting the challenges of improving care for a growing and increasingly older population is being debated by a Westminster Health Forum keynote seminar today. Professor John Young, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Frail Elderly and Integration, will tell the Forum about the NHS Five Year Forward View and its policy priorities for older people. […]
NHS England has published a new Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing with Age UK, to help people improve their health and general fitness, particularly those aged 70 or over with ‘mild frailty’. The evidence-based guide covers key areas that have been identified as the main risk factors for older people living at home, but if they […]
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, has warned the NHS’s future is in danger because its model of care cannot meet the relentlessly growing demand for treatment caused by the ageing population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper published today, Sir Bruce says: “If the NHS continues to function as it […]
The NHS will today launch its national public awareness campaign in a bid to persuade people to seek advice early from their local pharmacist if they are ‘feeling under the weather’. The campaign, ‘feeling under the weather’ has been launched to encourage people, particularly older people and those with existing respiratory conditions, to nip health […]