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Call to cancel prescription charges for long-term health conditions

Call to cancel prescription charges for long-term health conditions

April 8 2014

Arthritis Care has joined a number of English health charities to appeal to the government to follow the example of other UK countries and abolish prescription charges for those suffering from long-term chronic health conditions.

Get with the Beat and join charity’s eating disorders campaign

Get with the Beat and join charity’s eating disorders campaign

March 24 2014

National eating disorders charity Beat is calling for public support to help it achieve its vision of no more preventable deaths from eating disorders.

Study shows that loneliness can lead to an early death

Study shows that loneliness can lead to an early death

March 19 2014

A recent survey has shown that loneliness is bad for people’s health, with researcher’s claiming that social isolation is two times more likely to contribute to an early death compared to obesity.

Focusing on nutrition and hydration

Focusing on nutrition and hydration

March 18 2014

Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to promote good nutritional care and the sharing of excellent nutrition and hydration practices. To celebrate the initiative, Care UK services in Bristol and Suffolk have organised an action-packed week of events to provide advice and guidance on the importance of a well balanced diet.

Warning that changes to National Tariff could severely damage mental health services

Warning that changes to National Tariff could severely damage mental health services

March 14 2014

Cuts to funding for mental health services will lead to reductions in capacity and difficult access to vital treatment, according to Care UK’s managing director of mental health services, Dr Alison Rose-Quirie.

Campaign aims to care for carers

Campaign aims to care for carers

March 13 2014

Care UK is backing the Dementia Action Alliance’s (DAA) Carers’ Call to Action to give those who dedicate their lives to looking after loved ones with dementia the recognition and support they deserve.

Awareness week to educate people about glaucoma

Awareness week to educate people about glaucoma

March 11 2014

This week, events are being organised to raise awareness of glaucoma, a treatable eye condition that is the second leading cause of blindness globally. To mark World Glaucoma Week, a Care UK ophthalmology service has launched a support group for people who are affected by the condition.

New campaign aims to help reduce anxiety experienced by two thirds of working people

New campaign aims to help reduce anxiety experienced by two thirds of working people

March 7 2014

Research by Mind has found that 66 per cent of people feel stressed on a Sunday in anticipation of returning to work the next day. The mental health charity has published the results of its survey of 700 full-time workers in the build-up to Happy Monday on 10 March.

Study claims that funding for adult social care has been cut by £770m since 2010

Study claims that funding for adult social care has been cut by £770m since 2010

March 6 2014

The charity Age UK has today published a report analysing what local authorities spend on adult social care services. Its research reveals a reduction of £769 million over the past four years – a figure which charity director Caroline Abrahams describes as ‘catastrophic’.

Survey suggests patients unaware of alternatives to A&E

Survey suggests patients unaware of alternatives to A&E

March 4 2014

A poll by Healthwatch England has revealed that 18 per cent of people admit to visiting accident and emergency when their GP surgery is closed, despite knowing they did not require emergency care. Respondents to the survey said they were unsure of the other options available to them.

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