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Experts urge delayed surgery patients to increase fitness training during COVID-19

Physiology experts are urging people on surgical waiting lists to consider using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to boost the fitness of their heart and lungs…

 

Lambeth Firefighters volunteer to assemble face shields for the NHS

ShieldNHS, a temporary not-for-profit organisation, has formed to donate and assemble face shields to the NHS. With the help of firefighters at Lambeth station,…

 

PAMMS shortlisted in National Technology Awards

An innovative technology solution for the health and social care sector, developed by HAS Technology, has been shortlisted for ‘Digital Transformation of the Year’ in…

 

Charity Releases ‘Self-isolation Survival Guide' To Support Vulnerable Older Adults

Charity Vegetarian for Life, which supports older vegans and vegetarians, has put together some tips on preparing as best you can, and how you might still keep in…

 

Negative stereotypes about elderly could be putting their health at risk

Stereotyping people in later life and treating all over-65s as a single group could be damaging their physical and mental health, according to a report from national…

 

Reckless care home bosses disqualified

Reckless bosses of two care homes in the Midlands have been disqualified after they diverted council funds before abandoning elderly residents and staff.

 

App deployed free of charge to help NHS and wider care sector

With tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to work and a quarter of a million volunteers needed to help NHS through the coronavirus crisis, …

 

Help us help others - volunteers needed in time of crisis

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare call for volunteers to help older people during coronavirus crisis.

Luxury care home providers, Sunrise…

 

Lockdown lifeline to keep relatives connected offered to all UK care homes

Care homes across the UK are being offered a vital line of communication that will enable families to stay updated about the care of elderly residents during…

 

NHS workers #YouAreHeroes

The NHS employs over 1.4 million people in the UK and the Social Care Sector hires a further 1.6 million people. An additional 65,000 retired doctors and nurses have…

 

Heart-warming video as school pupil plays veteran’s favourite song

This week marks the first National Intergenerational Week, running from 23 March to 29 March.

To celebrate the week, Royal Star & Garter, which provides…

 

Protecting elderly and offering relief for stretched health and social care sector

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula Beaney, Quality Assurance Director at live-in care provider, Promedica24, has issued the following statement:

Over-…

 

Solihull care home excited to begin new pen pal initiative

Claridge Place, a care home in Warwick Road, Solihull, are keeping residents busy during the Coronavirus lock down, with one particular initiative that hopes to bring…

 

Nutrition strategies for patients with sarcopenia

Author: Harriet Smith, Registered Dietitian

Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised skeletal muscle disorder, characterised by low muscle strength, low…