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
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,
Royal Society for Public Health report that reveals that ageist views are held across the generations, and that an ageing society is viewed by many as a challenge rather than an opportunity. We are making a number of recommendations aimed
Age UK report that finds families it seems, getting access to decent quality, reliable home care, and maintaining it, is a real battle. Key issues are: Long waits to get an assessment Services that are disjointed or simply unresponsive Social
Veterans face a range of challenges while living in residential care, yet managers and staff were lacking the information and resources they needed to know how best to support them. This guide aims to fill this information gap: helping care home managers,
Association of Directors of Adult Social Services report sponsored by Mears that examines the potential models and challenges of extra care housing. Extra care housing offers independent living with around-the-clock care and support. It is clear a one-size-fits-all approach will not suffice.
Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country. It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled
This report considers the Department of Health & Social Care’s role in overseeing the adult social care workforce and assesses whether the size and structure of the care workforce are adequate to meet users’ needs for care now, and in
Report form the British Red Cross recommending the following to reduce admissions and readmissions to hospital by vulnerable people: Automatic home assessments should be triggered for people who have come in and out of hospital several times within a few months. The Government
Provides background on the forthcoming Green Paper on social care for older people – there will be a “parallel process” of work looking at social care for working age adults (although it is not clear at this stage if there will be a
All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report calling on the government to investigate and record effectively rates of malnutrition in older people. This has an estimated to cost the NHS and social care of £15.7 billion a year by 2030.