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  • 3 August 2012
    Community cardiac physio Helen Barritt (right)
  • 13 July 2012
    Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia, was published on 3 July. It reveals that only 43 per cent of people with dementia currently have a diagnosis. The report makes a number of recommendations aimed at increasing...
  • 17 April 2012
    People with Parkinson’s attend regular classes in London, run by English National Ballet. Photo: Belinda Lawley Parkinson’s Awareness Week got underway on Monday and more than 200 events are taking place around the UK including research lectures,...
  • 28 March 2012
    The initiative was launched by David Cameron on 26 March and forms part of the government’s ‘National Dementia Challenge’, aiming to boost dementia care and research in the UK. The new measures will ensure that health and social care systems are equipped...
  • 28 March 2012
    The delivery of evidence-based exercise classes varies widely between healthcare providers, and many patients need to be made more aware that therapeutic exercise can help to prevent falls, researchers found. The RCP report is based on feedback from more...
  • 28 February 2012
    The introduction of post-discharge tariffs, which come into effect in April, has been accompanied by an instruction that any money saved by commissioners must be re-invested in rehabilitation schemes. Hospitals will receive reduced payments by...
  • 28 February 2012
    The guidelines have been produced by the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) in collaboration with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Physiotherapists have a crucial role to play in supporting people in the last phase of life,...
  • 26 January 2012
    CSP professional adviser Helen Bristow (centre) attends the 'Your Personal Best' launch, along with Strictly Come Dancing stars, and keeping active advocates, Arlene Phillips and Len Goodman.   photo © David Parry, The Press Association
  • 9 August 2011
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) hopes to recruit patients and carers to its hip fracture topic expert group. The advisory group already includes health professionals and researchers. Chance to influence quality standards...
  • 5 July 2011
    The report, from the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, which was set up by the government, recommended that people’s own contribution to their social care costs should be capped at £35,000 as they grow older. But the commission estimated that...
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