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Do you know someone who has truly gone above and beyond in the past two years? Maybe they have had to care for an ill friend or relative. Maybe they have volunteered to an excellent cause in their local community. Or maybe they have fallen ill themselves but refuse to let it get them down. If so, head over to our Facebook page and enter our new competition to win…
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A new calculation to measure how staff-patient contact time on hospital wards each day has been heavily criticised by nursing workforce experts. The CHPPD calculation (Care Hours Per Patient Day), measures the combined number of hours of care provided to a patient over a 24 hour period by both nurses and healthcare support workers. Designed to measure and compare the standard of patient care in hospitals around the UK, the…
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A new GP service in Southend is to be rolled out in April that will only treat elderly patients in care homes. Similar to many locations around the UK, GP waiting times in the area are ever-increasing and Southend Clinical Commissioning Group wanted to see a GP service specifically for care home patients to help ease this. With over 100 care homes and 2000 beds in the borough, the service…
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Five ways you can help prevent loneliness

Friday, February 5th, 2016
It will come as little surprise that loneliness and poor health often go hand-in-hand. Research has now provided evidence demonstrating this correlation, highlighting the shocking increasing trend of loneliness in the UK, particularly within the elderly. Not only is this an uncomfortable trend to accept, its correlation with poor health is having many implications on the healthcare industry. First and foremost, it means hospitals are under pressure. The NHS is…
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World Cancer Day: We can. I can.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers; each year it kills 8.2 million people. Because of this, World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness ultimately reduce these statistics. With one in three people expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, World Cancer Day’s ‘We can. I can.’ campaign aims to promote what everyone, sufferers and non-sufferers alike, can do to help change perceptions, improve sufferers’ lives and ultimately increase…
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The strain on mental health professionals within the NHS has increased drastically due to a sharp decrease in the number of specialist mental health nurses twinned with an increase in mental health service patients. Over the past five years, people in contact with NHS mental health services has increased by nearly 500,000, whereas specialist mental health nurses have decreased by over 10%. The most notable decline in staff figures has…
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In just 3 months time, nearly 5% of the UK’s nursing workforce is to undergo the NMC’s new revalidation process, the NHS Trust Development Board has revealed. Minutes from one of the board’s recent meetings have revealed that 30,000 nurses and midwives are due to be revalidated between April and June this year – and if they fail to meet the standards they shall no longer be able to work.…
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Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Dementia: Four questions about Frontotemporal Dementia

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Dementia comes in many forms: Alzheimer’s, Lewy Bodies, Parkinson’s and Vascular Dementia to name just a few. The number of dementia sufferers is increasing rapidly and by 2025 figures are expected to hit 1,000,000. With such high statistics, we believe it is vital to help spread awareness of the disease, how it affects sufferers and how it affects family, friends and carers. Strain by strain, we are breaking down the…
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Britain’s spending on healthcare is now amongst the bottom 3 of the EU’s original members, meaning we’re going to be missing out on up to £16bn a year in healthcare funding. The percent of GDP spent on healthcare for the original 15 members as a whole is 10.1% - with the Netherlands topping the charts at over 11% spent. In comparison, Britain’s expenditure is a lowly 8.5%. Research conducted by…
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