Older people

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

Webchat about Caring for our future

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David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers’ UK and discussion leader for Quality, will be answering your questions … Read more → – Webchat about Caring for our future

World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

On Wednesday, 12 October, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, will be online to hear your experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis and answer questions about accessing physiotherapy. … Read more → – World Arthritis Day webchat – October 12

Research on safeguarding adults by SCIE

Two reports have been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on the issue of safeguarding adults. They were both commissioned by the Department of Health. Governance of … Read more → – Research on safeguarding adults by SCIE

Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From today, millions of people in at risk groups are urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in … Read more → – Winter flu vaccination programme begins

Caring for our future

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In his latest video blog, David Behan, Director General of Social Care talks about Caring for our future: shared ambitions for care and support. David explains how you can share your views … Read more → – Caring for our future

NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson  has written to colleagues regarding the seasonal flu immunisation Programme 2011/12, urging active support within the NHS for promoting the programme during the winter. He states that … Read more → – NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

Discussions start on improving care and support

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Experts have been enlisted to help the Government’s discussions on how to improve the care and support system in England. It is estimated that within 20 years, the number of … Read more → – Discussions start on improving care and support