Summarises two pieces of work: a review of the literature on ageing and its implications for health and healthcare in the future; and, the outcomes of a regional conference, Ageing: Future Planning, held on 6 October 2009.
Action is needed to reduce the impact of chronic disease on the people and communities in the Liverpool City Region (covering the local authorities of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral). This report, Case for Change, aims to
The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the
Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).
Cumulative vaccine coverage data for England for the herpes zoster immunisation programme that started in September 2013.
This report focusses on some aspects Public Helath England’s Health and Justice team’s work during the 2017/18 financial year, specifically with regards to: prisons: including a new National Partnership Agreement on Prison Healthcare in England and supporting the Prison Estate Transformation Programme
Adapting the home to changing need is known to support older people to stay at home, even with limited mobility or long-term health conditions. This is a piece of qualitative research to understand motivations for and barriers to acquiring home adaptations and
Survey results the implementation of adaptations to housing. It finds participants with reduced mobility often made the decision to install equipment and adapt their homes too late, usually once they were in crisis such as after an injurious fall or a
Details a new economic model of the costs and benefits from flu vaccination in England using recent efficacy data. It introduces a conservative, static model which provides a partial cost-benefit analysis of vaccination under various scenarios. It also produces estimates of
This report summarises a rapid evidence review of muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities (MBSBA) for general health benefits in adults and older adults by a working group advised by a UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMOs) Expert Committee for muscle strength, bone
Social Care Institute for Excellence, Design Council and Centre for Ageing Better report shows that co-producing housing, planning and design solutions with older people can support individuals to live independently in their own homes for longer and sets out recommendations for central
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
Evidence-based recommendations on donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and memantine (Ebixa) for treating Alzheimer’s disease in adults. This guidance has been partially updated by NICE’s guideline on dementia (NG97) and replaces NICE technology appraisal guidance on donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine
All GMS practices are expected to provide essential and those additional services they are contracted to provide to all their patients. Service specification for shingles (catch-up) vaccination programme 2018/19.
House of Commons Committee report that identifies that the combination of rising demand and costs in the face of reductions in funding has placed the social care system under unsustainable strain. In its present state, the system is not fit
Evaluates the quality of care provided to women aged 70 years or older by breast cancer services in England and Wales. The aim of the audit is to evaluate the care delivered to women from the point of initial diagnosis to
Cancer UK report that notes that every year around 360,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with cancer in 2015. 36% of these people were 75 and over. By 2035, this proportion will rise to almost half (46%), because of the
This paper sets out the position of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) about what the Green Paper needs to achieve, based on the social work perspective on social care and with particular reference to the role of social
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is an invaluable source of information on the economic, social and health circumstances of the older population. This report provides an introduction to the ELSA EoL data, the quality of the data, the
The results of this survey explore directors of adult social services’ views of how councils are making incredibly difficult decisions in relation to the growing numbers of people requiring care and support with increasingly complex needs and with higher costs,