Archive: Elderly Care

Andy Burnham wants to stay in his job - and hopes his motion will help

Burnham bids to save job with 'historic' NHS motion

Andy Burnham will seek to strengthen Labour's commitment to integrating social care into the NHS later - and reinforce his job security in the process.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Tackling financial exploitation of elderly people

    Professionals who are in close contact with elderly people could soon be in a better position to spot if they are being financially exploited, for example through a lottery scam or by a deceitful relative draining the bank account, thanks to a pioneering new study funded by the UK Research Councils’ New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA)

  • RCP gives evidence on dignity in care for older people

    Dr Linda Patterson, RCP clinical vice president, will give oral evidence to the Commission on improving dignity in care for older people tomorrow between 11.45 am and 12.45 pm at Age UK Headquarters, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA.The Commission is being held by the NHS Confederation, Local Government Group and Age UK. Other witnesses in the same evidence session include Janet Davies, RCN Director of Nursing and Service Delivery and Dr Helena McKeown, BMA Head of Career Doctors and Independent Medical Services.

  • ESRC: Older people are happier in Brazil and South Africa

    Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens.

  • ESRC: Family first – caring within UK Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities

    Over the next 20 years the proportion of older people living within the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities in the UK will increase significantly. Most expect that their immediate family, particularly female family members, will provide the majority of care for them in their old age, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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