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'Dementia friends' in shops part of new care package

<b>A new package of care for dementia sufferers will help fight the illness, the health secretary says.</b><p>Jeremy Hunt has announced help from businesses to support customers with dementia, and a "world dementia envoy" has been appointed.<p>NHS England will invest £90m in an effort to bring down diagnosis …

Alzheimer's Disease

Should the NHS be diagnosing with apps?

Handheld digital tools that record vital signs are revolutionising healthcare, allowing people to be monitored at home, but also raising concerns<p>On a dreary November afternoon, the news bulletins are dominated by the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal and predictions of another …

Death is 'core business' of Scottish hospitals, university study finds

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1061000/1061939_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522667532_1112085d4d6a3bd48c79c66352ce0b3b<p><b>Almost one in three hospital patients in Scotland will die within a year, and nearly one in 10 will die during their time in hospital, a study</b> …

Physiology

Air pollution linked to seven million deaths globally

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056383_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524632776_ee7dcde3c4decd9943ac439b45d8211b<p><b>Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates.</b><p>Its findings suggest a link between air …

Pollution

Did the NHS get lucky this winter?

<b>In the months leading up to winter, there was real concern within government about the damaging headlines it might bring.</b><p>Last year the health service in England saw A&E waiting times hit their highest levels for nine years, leading to the four-hour A&E target being missed from January to March.<p>The …

Physiology

What's in the new NHS boss's in-tray?

<b>Simon Stevens is starting his first day as chief executive of NHS England.</b><p>It marks his return to the NHS fold after a decade with the US firm United Healthcare where he has been overseeing its global arm.<p>But his appointment to the £211,000-a-year post comes at a crucial time in the history of the …

Radiation Therapy

New legislation introduces 'DIY' personal care option

<b>New legislation means people who need care from a local authority now have the option of being given cash to organise it themselves.</b><p>The Self-Directed Support (Scotland) Act requires local authorities to offer personal payments if requested.<p>It means people care can hire assistants and arrange for …

Personal Organizing

Joined-up care: Sam's story

As an idealised design for a model patient, it's plausible. What we need now is real designs for real patients and to know how they cope with actual …

Mental health cuts cost the NHS millions, charity says

<b>Cuts to mental health care are costing the NHS millions of pounds long-term, a report has said.</b><p>More cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community, it said.<p>Rethink Mental Illness published the report with the London School of Economics.<p>Cuts …

Mental Health

Sifting through the data mountain

The regulator has analysed 150 different sets of data<p><b>The Care Quality Commission has gathered together a mountain of data.</b><p>A total of 161 hospital trusts have been assessed against 150 measures from mortality and infection rates to errors and patient survey results.<p>Even taking into account the fact …

George Eliot

NHS spends £700 on negligence cover for every birth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1026000/1026475_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522573806_a8e16f5457530c6a695224d847a2b069<p><b>The NHS spends nearly £700 on clinical negligence cover for every live birth in England, a report says.</b><p>The review by the National Audit Office said …

Physiology

Union claims nursing hit by 'hidden workforce crisis'

<b>NHS trusts trying to recruit more nurses in the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal may struggle, a nursing union is warning.</b><p>The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says there are nearly 20,000 unfilled posts in England.<p>And it says more than a fifth of trusts are recruiting nurses from abroad.<p>The government …

Radiation Therapy