David Cameron says he wants to offer more patients the chance to visit a GP in the evening or at weekends. Under a scheme to be piloted in nine areas of England, surgeries will be able to bid for funding to open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
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Jeremy Hunt has said he will prioritise improvements in the care of frail older people over the next year, prompting the head of one royal college to express concerns that start-of-life care is being neglected.
It is unlikely there will be any new funding in the GP contract to fund GPs co-ordinating 24-hour care of the frail and elderly, health minister, Dr Dan Poulter, has confirmed.
Angela Single, BT’s global health director writes for The Guardian: “Future generations of patients will expect technology to support their health and wellbeing as much as they already expect it to support them at home, at work and in education.”
Staff celebrating hospice’s milestone helping people of East Surrey, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex
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Staff at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, which serves the East Surrey area, are celebrating a milestone anniversary for the charity.The hospice in Southgate is this October celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing end-of-life care to local people and their families.
Work to improve facilities at Saint Francis Hospice is now underway. The work is being carried out after a £115,628 grant from the Department of Health to enhance the care provision for patients, families and carers.
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust used the Gurdwara Sahib in Warwick to host a workshop on the sensitive issues surrounding care at the end of life.