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Mental health expert wants action on plans to put investment in mental health services on an equal footing with physical health

Mental health expert wants action on plans to put investment in mental health services on an equal footing with physical health

January 21 2014

Care UK’s Dr Alison Rose-Quirie has welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s launch of the Mental Health Action Plan but also pointed out shortcomings that currently exist.

Healthcare on holiday

Healthcare on holiday

January 17 2014

January is a popular time to start planning a holiday and many of us will be looking forward to a break in the sun. It’s great to get away from the stresses of everyday life however taking some time to think about holiday health issues before you go could save you money and needless panic while you’re away.

Cancer charity reveals over 330,000 people are now diagnosed with the disease every year

Cancer charity reveals over 330,000 people are now diagnosed with the disease every year

January 15 2014

New statistics published by Cancer Research UK show that the number of people being diagnosed with the disease each year has reached 330,000 for the first time.

2,000 steps to better health

2,000 steps to better health

January 9 2014

Research has revealed a simple walk could be of benefit to people with a high risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Will higher political profile for dementia bring positive results?

Will higher political profile for dementia bring positive results?

January 6 2014

The fight against dementia is gaining momentum and that’s good news according to Care UK.

Kick-start 2014 with a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle

Kick-start 2014 with a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle

December 31 2013

January is a popular time for people to embark on a new diet or fitness programme. But it is all too easy to attempt too much and have your good intentions fall by the wayside before your body has had the chance to adapt to a new lifestyle.

Changes to NHS 111 patient reporting system welcomed by medical director

Changes to NHS 111 patient reporting system welcomed by medical director

December 27 2013

Call summaries sent to GPs after a patient contacts NHS 111 are to be simplified in a move designed to give priority to important clinical information.

Watch the turkey, the drink and the weather – and help NHS services make it a happy and safe Christmas

Watch the turkey, the drink and the weather – and help NHS services make it a happy and safe Christmas

December 23 2013

Under-cooked turkeys, over-indulged stomachs and freezing weather are just some of the perils which could make your festive season less than merry – but a few common sense precautions should help you cope with the worst that winter may throw at us.

More money needed for “under-funded” social care system

More money needed for “under-funded” social care system

December 20 2013

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has called for greater investment in social care after what is described as a “disappointing” autumn statement from Chancellor George Osborne.

National awards for hard working healthcare teams

National awards for hard working healthcare teams

December 20 2013

Employees from Care UK, a leading independent provider of health and social care services, are basking in the glory of being nationally recognised in the company’s 2013 Health Care Awards.

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