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  • 3 March 2014
    Updated guidance from NICE, published in February, recommends a stricter benchmark for the quality of hip prostheses. It proposes that the new joint should work well in at least 95 per cent of hip replacements over 10 years, instead of the current 90 per...
  • 24 January 2014
    The award-winning physiotherapy team (left to right): senior physio Sam Gohir; physio Maristela Marcanzoni; physio assistants Deborah Eves and Julie Henderson The team from Livingstone Community Hospital in Dartford are due to receive a Community...
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  • 8 January 2014
    One million people aged over 65 suffer from or are at risk of malnutrition. Photo: Malnutrition Task Force The Malnutrition Prevention Project, funded by the Department of Health in response to the Francis report’s recommendations, aims to increase the...
  • 10 December 2013
    Multi-agency boards are in place in 70 per cent of areas of England, compared to 63 per cent in the previous 12 months. Nine participants in 10 (90 per cent) said that strategic planning for intermediate care is undertaken jointly by health services and...
  • 14 November 2013
    The integrated community support team for East Kilbride and Strathaven The integrated community support team for East Kilbride and Strathaven, part of NHS Lanarkshire, picked up the Integrated Care for Older People award. The community team was launched...
  • 23 October 2013
    Macmillan is funding Kate Baker and Kathryn Elias in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) service improvement Kate Baker and Kathryn Elias will job share as the metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) service improvement lead for the South Wales...
  • 7 October 2013
    The report Dignified Care - Two Years On recommends stronger ward leadership to foster a culture of dignity and respect and better knowledge of the needs of older people with dementia A report by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales’ titled...
  • 6 September 2013
    The King’s Fund paper on the cost of hospital, community and social care services for over-65s who were admitted to hospital following a fall, published in August, was based on unique patient data held on patients living in Torbay in Devon, which links...
  • 13 August 2013
    Download the NICE guidance below The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) set the standards to improve the care of people in England with the incurable skin condition. From now on people diagnosed with the condition should receive...
  • 17 June 2013
    Janet Thomas, chair of AGILE, the CSP professional network for physiotherapists working with older people, welcomed  a call patients for patients to be provided with appropriate walking aids, if they had been admitted to hospital ‘out of hours’. The...
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