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A Grey Pride brigade has delivered a petition to Downing Street calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People.Campaigners, including Esther Rantzen and led by older people’s charity Anchor, visited Number 10 to hand over the 137,000-strong petition in a bid to persuade the Government to appoint a Minister and give older people a voice

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a major new report on the current state of nursing in the home, which shows that what patients value most are the attributes of skilled and experienced community nurses: the ability to assess unexpected situations, coordinate services, and answer questions about treatment

The Commission's inquiry into the home care system in England reveals disturbing evidence that the poor treatment of many older people is breaching their human rights and too many are struggling to voice their concerns about their care or be listened to about what kind of support they want


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Care Services Minister Paul Burstow today welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that it would carry out a programme of inspections of 250 providers of home care services


The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new publication highlighting the valuable work undertaken by nursing staff working in the community


New measures to support the training standards of healthcare assistants were unveiled by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley yesterday


Three innovative small companies have each been awarded government contracts worth £100,000 to develop new services that aim to help older adults live independently for longer through adopting better approaches to food and nutrition


People who work in health care are failing to give patients crucial information about the link between obesity and cancer according to new research presented today at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference (NCRI) in Liverpool


GPs will be able to provide better care for people who smoke and patients with atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis, following changes to the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) for 2012/13


A leading health charity has called for a "democratic revolution" in the way care homes in Britain are run


Over the next two decades, the number of people aged over 80 is set to double in Britain, according to a new report published by the think tank IPPR. In London, the number of people over the age of 80 is estimated to rise by 40 per cent over the next 30 years, reaching 350,000 by 2031


A group of stakeholders committed to the wellbeing of independent community pharmacies convened recently at the National Pharmacy Association, for a wide-ranging discussion on supporting smaller pharmacy businesses across the UK


The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have produced a joint statement on the important role of the GP in maternity care

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