Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for March, 2013

Doctors urge delay on new NHS helpline

The new NHS non-emergency helpline has been criticised by the British Medical Association (BMA), with a leading doctor calling for the service to be stopped amid fears that patients are at risk….

Beat social isolation and live longer

New research suggests that beating social isolation can help you live longer. A recent study has made a link between people over 52 years who are isolated from family and friends, and a 26% higher…

Nurse recruitment changes planned

The Government plans to change the way NHS nurses are recruited as part of efforts to drive up standards of care. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce a requirement for aspiring nurses to wor…

How to avoid another mid-Staffs hospital scandal

With the Government due to respond to the Francis Report into the Mid Staffs scandal tomorrow, Age UK sets out its view of what that response needs to include to make sure no hospital in the UK put…

Poor transport ‘trapping’ older people

An increasing lack of suitable transport is leaving many older people ‘trapped’ in their own homes, according to a new report. Compiled by the WRVS volunteering charity, the report says cuts to…

Older refugees at huge risk in Syria

As the refugee crisis deepens in Syria, Age UK has seen first hand how older people are suffering more than most as they flee the war-torn country. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   Our…

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