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Joining Up Health and Social Care

Across the country, health and social care want to work more closely together to provider better, more joined up services. Bringing these services closer together offers an opportunity to redesign them to meet the needs of all of us who use them and to make best use...

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Food for thought

New report highlights importance of diet on brain health Age UK has examined a recent report produced by experts from around the world who have examined the evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in adults aged 50 and over. They found that foods that...

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Treat me well

Mencap launches our brand new health campaign, Treat me well. It's a new campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. Sadly, we know 1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital care, each and every year....

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Medically Unexplained Symptoms

We all have physical symptoms – painful or uncomfortable feelings in the body – at different times in our lives. Usually they get better on their own, without any treatment. If they don't, we might ask a doctor about them. Usually a physical cause can be found - but...

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Frailty – is it inevitable?

Do frail and elderly have to go together? Until you have first hand experience, it is difficult to understand quite how disabling frailty can be. In fact, in those rare situations where disability allows for preferential treatment, such as claiming VAT exemption on...

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Kick start the year with Active Bucks

There is strong scientific evidence that physical activity can make a major contribution to leading a healthier, happier and less lonely life but not enough of us are meeting the recommended weekly requirements. In fact, data suggests that over 37% of Bucks adults...

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New Year, new well-balanced you

With new year resolutions being made around the country, people over 50 are being urged to increase muscle strength and balance. We're recommending regular exercise, from tai-chi to gardening, which help improve muscle strength and balance and reduce the risk of...

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Travelling with a Medical Condition

Most people love to travel and rightly so. The world has so much to explore and enjoy, so why should you be restricted to the UK alone when planning your next holiday? What’s more, if you have a medical condition, you shouldn’t be worried about travelling abroad – as...

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Calling from the Doorway

Healthcare and Hearing loss in Bucks   We wanted to look at the experiences of people with hearing loss when they are accessing GP surgeries or hearing aid maintenance. We wanted to learn more about what works and what issues make it more difficult for people with...

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Incontinence technology required

  Embarrassment about incontinence is inhibiting technological development. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has produced a report highlighting the fact that incontinence is too little talked about, and that this is having a negative impact on the development...

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Tackling loneliness

Research shows that loneliness can be as damaging to health as smoking and obesity. Social isolation can also be linked to cardiovascular health risks, poor diet, heavy drinking and increased blood pressure, signs of ageing, risks of dementia, symptoms of depression...

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes. Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England. The...

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