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2 days ago
ndrew Street has received project funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the Department of Health's Policy Research Programme, and the European Union. The views expressed are his own. Just as in their 2015 manifesto, the Conservatives are ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
term healthcare and social work costs in supporting elderly people, especially those who are very sick and forced to “hang on”. Perhaps death is the cure to save the NHS ...
but it might offer the most dignified and elegant solution to reducing long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
4 days ago
2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 – largely because of a significant rise in dementia-related disability, research findsThe NHS and social care system in the UK is facing a staggering increase in the cost of looking after elderly people within the next few years,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
5 days ago
hat number has climbed in recent years, from 74,000 enrollees in July 2011 to 213,676 in December 2016, according to the state Department of Social Services. Connecticut’s overall Medicaid population also has swelled, from 450,377 enrollees in July 2009 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
ASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Trusts fail to limit overspending to £580m but make inroads into previous year’s £2.45bn figureNHS trusts overspent by £770m last year in the latest sign that hospitals are finding it impossible to meet fast-rising demand for care while their finances are facing an unprecedented squeeze. That t[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
on't remember seeing Malcolm at any of those mtgs. Social Services Minister Christian Porter took it further, saying Mr Shorten would have to tell constituents with disabilities he valued getting into power more than he valued their life if he failed to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Nuffield Trust thinktank says promises by Tories, Labour and Lib Dems fail to match lowest projections of what NHS will needThe major political parties have failed to guarantee the NHS the extra money it will need in the next few years to cope with the growing pressures on it, independent health exp[...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Pressure on NHS practices blamed on underfunding and Brexit fears among overseas dentistsPeople in Cornwall face a wait of up to 18 months to register with an NHS dentist amid growing concerns that health services in England’s poorest county are at breaking point.Cornwall has a backlog of more tha[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Chief executive of hospital trusts group issues warning that nursing morale and recruitment will be hitMinisters should address mounting disquiet among NHS staff about pay and recruitment if the health service is to avoid a full-blown staffing crisis, the head of the official body that represents ho[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
term health of government benefits programs continues to grow. Here's one important question: what do we owe people who paid for years into social benefit programs like Medicare and Social Security? For ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
The Linden Centre in Chelmsford has been the site of seven suicides by hanging since 2000 despite receiving repeated criticism for safety failures Police have launched an inquiry into a series of deaths among patients at an NHS mental health hospital which has been regularly criticised for safety fa[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Hospitals slowly returning to normal after ransomware attack led to cancelled operations and diverted ambulancesNHS trusts are experiencing disruption one week after a cyber-attack caused havoc in more than 150 countries.The unprecedented ransomware breach froze computers across the health service l[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Consultant psychotherapist who worked with traumatised children worldwideLouise Emanuel, who has died aged 63 from sporadic prion disease, also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), was a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist of international repute who had a gift for helping damaged c[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Although not a replacement for bariatric surgery, temporary balloon could be used as early intervention or for those who do not want, or cannot have, surgeryA balloon that can be swallowed and then filled with water while in the stomach can help obese people to lose large amounts of weight without i[...]
HealthMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Research says projected rise will put NHS under intense pressure with a 42% increase in number of people needing palliative careDeaths from dementia and cancer will soar between now and 2040, putting NHS end-of-life services under intense pressure, research has found.The number of people in England [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
GP and activist Louise Irvine explains how the crisis in the NHS has pushed her to stand against the health secretary in the forthcoming electionShe has beaten Jeremy Hunt in the courts but Dr Louise Irvine is now determined to unseat the health secretary at the ballot box. Irvine, who is standing f[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
ACE is a Medicare/Medicaid program that provides medical and social services to elderly individuals. Tabula Rasa is also looking for strategic acquisitions that would allow it to enter new markets, and it is continuing to develop new technologies and ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Chris Ham, head of the King’s Fund, says campaigning over the state of A&Es and maternity units may be ‘good politics locally’ but jeopardises better carePoliticians should support, not oppose, controversial changes to local hospital services in order to save lives, improve care and tackle[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
At my council, we knew cybersecurity was one of our top risks, so we had a plan in place when the NHS attack happened Continue reading...
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Europol and NHS fear further disruption when workers switch on computers for first time since spread of ransomwareHealth and security chiefs have warned of possible fresh disruption from the global cyber-attack when workers switch on their computers for the first time at the start of the working wee[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Hospitals across the country were forced to cancel routine procedures and divert emergency cases after malware attackA week ago, Alice found out that she had bowel cancer. Doctors fast-tracked the 62-year-old for treatment and she was due to meet her consultant on Monday. But on Friday her appointme[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Damning figures from Royal College of Nursing point to ‘lethal cocktail of factors’ putting off new nursesAbout 40,000 nursing posts are now vacant in the NHS in England as the service heads for the worst recruitment crisis in its history, according to official new data.Responses to Freedom of I[...]
EducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Sir David Nicholson endorses Lib Dems’ manifesto pledge in letter to ObserverAn extra penny on income tax is needed for Britain’s “woefully underfunded” health and social care services, according to the former head of the NHS.Sir David Nicholson, who led NHS England for almost a decade, is a[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Cyber-attack that hit NHS sparks political battle over health spendingCriminals behind cyber-attack have raised just $20,000, experts say ‘Accidental hero’ finds kill switch to halt spread of bug
Charles Arthur: ‘Insufficient NHS funding to blame’ 5.55pm BST We’re wrapping up our live c[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
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42 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Most Medicare beneficiaries go without an emotional support system when there is a change in their health status. A provision in the Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S.2173; H.R.3712) aims to fix that problem by allowing clinical social workers across the nation to [...]
 

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47 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Medical providers and contractors continue to illegally deny Medicare coverage and care based on an “improvement standard” that has been eliminated, according to a March 1 press release by the Center for Medicare Advocacy. On that date, CMA and Vermont Legal Aid filed[...]