Friday, 29 November 2013
More than 700 people in Northampton living with HIV More than 700 people in Northamptonshire are living normal lives despite having the HIV virus, latest figures have shown. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Patient stories 2013: time for change The aim of this report is to amplify the voices of individual patients to highlight wider trends, with particular reference to the key themes of the Francis Inquiry report. The Patients Association
- Teenager left to starve amid a catalogue of NHS failings The Daily Telegraph
Footballers 'no more likely' to get Alzheimer's disease “Footballers and boxers are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s,” is the entirely spurious claim from the Mail Online.
The study it reports on did not involve footballers, or boxers, or indeed, any living humans.
Black and minority ethnic communities and dementia: where are we now? This briefing looks at developments in the UK since the launch of the National Dementia Strategy in 2009. It considers the extent to which the Strategy is addressing the information, support and care needs of those in black and minority ethnic communities and ensuring that they are supported in 'living well’ with dementia. Better Health
We still need to talk: a report on access to talking therapies This report finds that more than one in ten (12%) people with mental health problems are stuck on waiting lists for over a year before receiving talking treatments and over half (54%) wait over three months. The survey of over 1,600 people who have tried to access talking therapies such as counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on the NHS in England over the last two years also shows how some people are paying for private therapy to get the help they desperately need. One in ten said that they had faced costs for private treatment because the therapy they needed was not available on the NHS.
Caring for an ageing population We looked beyond our own system to examine how Japan has tried to address the conundrum of providing sufficient and appropriate services for an increasing number of frail older people in an affordable and equitable way. The Nuffield Trust
Lack of GP appointments prompted almost 2 million A&E visits last year Survey indicates this could have cost the NHS £120m, estimates Network Locum OnMedica
NHS hospitals 'are where people go to die', says former health boss Mike Farrar, the former CEO of the NHS Confederation, has attacked the health service for failing to offer any alternatives to hospital to critically ill patients. The Daily Telegraph
'Disturbingly poor care is too common in NHS', says chairman of Mid-Staffs inquiry Reports of "disturbing, poor and unsafe care" in the NHS are too common, says Robert Francis QC, as he vows to champion the rights of patients. The Daily Telegraph
New government website to name and shame doctors over who have poor rates of dementia diagnosis
The Government is to launch a new website to try and name and shame doctors who have poor rates of dementia diagnosis, The Independent has learnt.