Saturday, February 24, 2018

Health

Build more homes for older people to ease pressure on NHS, say MPs

New report argues that more needs to be done to encourage the development of suitable housing for older people.

More than 1m UK older people risk ‘withering away’ from hunger

Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition.

‘Carillion-style Pandora’s Box’ could hit patient care in the NHS, warns Unite

Jeremy Hunt urged to prevent further private limited companies being established by NHS trusts in England.

Social care postcode gap widens for older people

Council funding cuts have reduced help for the old in deprived areas, study shows.

One in three people with MS refused disability benefit

DWP reject around a third of new claims for Personal Independence Payment from people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Tories unveil plan to get more disabled people into work

Measures include widening ‘fit note’ certification, reforming statutory sick pay, and large-scale employment research pilots.

Jeremy Hunt accused of ‘astonishing failure’ after GP numbers fall by 1,190

NHS figures show drop of 1,193 family doctors in past year, despite pledge to increase numbers by 5,000 by 2020.

Study links Tory cuts to 120,000 deaths

Landmark study strongly suggests that by 2020 austerity policies will have caused 120,000 excess deaths.

People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.

PIP: the disability benefit that almost killed my wife

If the personal independence payment experts had bothered to read Bea’s notes, a process that triggered two overdoses might never have started.

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