Older people

All the latest news from the Department of Health that relates to older people.

Hip fractures and dementia

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National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns talks in a video blog about fragility fractures and the association with dementia .

Caring for our future engagement

The Caring for our future engagement ran from 15 September until 2 December. It saw numerous discussions taking place across the country, and the Department of Health is currently working through all … Read more → – Caring for our future engagement

Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

Warming feet by the fire

Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government funding … Read more → – Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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In a video message, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. He explains the discussions that took place from 15 September … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Telehealth trial shows early success

The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme is the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare anywhere in the world.  It was set up in 2008 to look at the … Read more → – Telehealth trial shows early success

DH projects win Building Better Healthcare Awards

Two of the Environments for Care at End of Life projects part-funded by the Department of Health and supported by The King’s Fund won awards at the Building Better Healthcare Awards … Read more → – DH projects win Building Better Healthcare Awards

Creating a fairer care system

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In his latest video blog, Alex Fox, CEO of NAAPS talks about creating a care system in which people have the right and responsibility to develop a better life now, … Read more → – Creating a fairer care system