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Many cancer patients are "left to struggle" following the end of their treatment, a charity has said. Physical problems which can arise as a result of some cancer treatments such as incontinence, difficulty eating or breathlessness as well as mental health issues can mar people's recoveries, according to a new…
A shortage of care home beds is seeing undue and unfair pressure put on people to take relatives discharged from hospital despite being unable to cope, ministers have been told. Peers at Westminster heard of the plight of a frail 87-year-old woman who was "induced" to accept at home her…
A disabled man who complained a High Court judge acted unlawfully when giving medics permission to take him from home to hospital and authorising the use of force has lost a legal fight. Aamir Mazhar, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, said an order made by Mr Justice Mostyn, who is…
The Government has announced it is to introduce a £20million initiative which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. Robert Goodwill, Minister for Children and Families, made the announcement at the National Children and Adults Services (NCAS) conference in Bournemouth, and said the new programme would help…
The NHS is straining at the seams as it juggles problems with staffing shortages, rising demand and increasing numbers of patients with preventable illnesses, health and care inspectors have said. A new Care Quality Commission (CQC) report warns that health and care services are at full stretch and that the…
A report has found serious failings in the treatment of man who killed himself after being discharged from a psychiatric hospital. The Mental Welfare Commission has published its investigation into the care of Mr QR, prior to his death, by a health board in Scotland. Mr QR took his own…
Delayed discharges - where people are stuck in hospital even though they are medically fit to leave - is fuelling a rise in overall death rates, research suggests. Experts said a "crisis in the NHS" and problems in social care are at least partly to blame for rising death rates…
The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been developed by academics at University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to…
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