Medication-related harm for older adults

A recent study involving older people (median age 82) carried out at a number of hospitals in southern England found that medication-related harm (MRH) affected one third of them, following hospital discharge, and that half of the incidents could have been...

Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms

  Pollen levels are set to soar across parts of England and Wales over the next week, which means hay fever sufferers are in for a tough time. Experts are predicting that this year could see particularly high pollen counts because of recent rainfall followed by warm...

Planning Ahead: My treatment and care

Research consistently shows that while most people have strong views about the treatment and care they want, only a small minority have recorded their wishes. This practical guide includes the information you need to understand how treatment and care decisions are...

Arthritis and joint pain

Facing the facts – separating the fact from the fiction. There are several types of arthritis, which can be defined as an inflammation, degeneration, or infection of a joint. Some types of arthritis just affect a few joints and are called oligoarthritis. Others...

Ways To Keep Fit In Later Life

Without actively maintaining fitness and strength, day to day tasks can become increasingly difficult to carry out. A sedentary lifestyle in later life can produce major health implications, affecting everything from our bones, mobility and even eyesight. It’s...