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Look at smiley faces and become an optimist, scientists claim - Telegraph

Look at smiley faces and become an optimist, scientists claim - Telegraph | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Looking at smiling and angry faces and meditating for 20 minutes can transform your way of life and turn people from pessimists into optimists in seven weeks, according to scientists.
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Very interesting piece and it does make you wonder about the possibilities.  Combining meditation with looking at smiley faces makes you more optimistic. 

 

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Care at home is crying out for personalisation – so let's give it

Care at home is crying out for personalisation – so let's give it | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Even in austere times, it's possible to deliver an individualised and flexible service that can hugely improve quality of life , says Sam Bennett (Hi @AnnaHepburnDH @DHgovuk @CharlotteatDH here's @samhbenn blog re #homecare & #personalisation ...
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8 proven steps to deliver successful Adult Social Care training - Learning Pool

8 proven steps to deliver successful Adult Social Care training - Learning Pool | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
In this guest blog, Sunderland City Council's Workforce Development Manager Dave Sharpe, shares the 8 steps that were put in place to roll out Learning Pool's e-learning to traditionally hard-to-reach social care workers.
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Very good case study on e-learning and what's involved to make it successful.  It saved £100k too - impressive.

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Government considers banning face-down restraint on mental health patients

Government considers banning face-down restraint on mental health patients | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Ministers are considering banning the use of face-down restraint on mental health patients in England after it emerged that several trusts are employing the procedure two or three times a day.    

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This is appauling and should not even be being done anyway let alone considering banning it, it barbaric

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VIDEO: Bringing health and social care together?

VIDEO: Bringing health and social care together? | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Chris Ham from the King's Fund said there should be a pooled budget for health and social care budgets as an ageing population meant more people had needs that spanned the two services.

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Nursing home death rates to be monitored by Care Quality Commission

Nursing home death rates to be monitored by Care Quality Commission | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Plan represents attempt to assess whether elderly people are being failed by social care system Death rates in nursing homes are to be monitored by the health regulator in an attempt to assess whether elderly people are being failed by the social...

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How to achieve integration between social care and health

How to achieve integration between social care and health | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Rather than comic book heroes, it is often local heroes and the efforts of individual staff that produce co-ordinated care

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Social care is part of the solution.

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Empowering Our Digital Sixth Sense with Google Glass, Augmented Reality and Wearable Health Gadgets | TIME.com

Empowering Our Digital Sixth Sense with Google Glass, Augmented Reality and Wearable Health Gadgets | TIME.com | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
All of us will soon be able to tap into digital technology in ways that will allow us to embrace our digital sixth sense.
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Study to understand teenage brain

Study to understand teenage brain | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Researchers in Cambridge have begun a study to understand the teenage brain (Study to understand teenage brain http://t.co/eOLGej0Uzd)
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Elderly patients face longer hospital waits for care home transfer - Telegraph

Elderly patients face longer hospital waits for care home transfer - Telegraph | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Elderly patients are waiting more than a month in an NHS hospital before being transferred into a care home, campaigners warn today.
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2013

Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
A week in which we help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. (Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness week...
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Men With Sleep Problems at Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men With Sleep Problems at Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Men with sleep-related problems such as inability to fall asleep or stay asleep are twice more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who have no such problems, according to a new study.
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Measles cases rise outside Swansea

Measles cases rise outside Swansea | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Health officials say 22 new cases of measles are reported in the Swansea measles epidemic area and another 32 cases in other parts of Wales.
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Compassion, respect and dignity must be at the heart of social care practice

Compassion, respect and dignity must be at the heart of social care practice | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Sector leaders seem to need help in translating these values into specific behaviour – such as eye contact, smiling and listening, says Bill Mumford ("Compassion, respect & dignity must be at the heart of social care practice" via Guardian...
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The answer isn't complicated is it?  Getting the right people working in care who are doing it for the right reasons, supporting them with processes and targets that are meaningful and centred around personalised care, and effective monitoring to maintain standards.

 

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Share your ideas for solving the problems of poor homecare

Share your ideas for solving the problems of poor homecare | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
The Social Care Network is teaming up with the Department of Health to launch a project to find ways to improve the system – and we want to hear from managers, commissioners, frontline staff, service users and carers, explains Clare Horton (RT @GdnSocialCare:...
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Much work needed to improve but also to rebuild trust and repair reputation.

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Ed Miliband pledges NHS reform repeal

Ed Miliband pledges NHS reform repeal | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband promised today to repeal the Government's NHS reforms and restore the Health Secretary's legal duty to provide a comprehensive health service.
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Charge for some NHS services as part of shake-up of health and elderly care, says ex-minister

Charge for some NHS services as part of shake-up of health and elderly care, says ex-minister | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Elderly people could be asked to pay for some NHS services such as non-emergency GP appointments in return for greater state support for social care, one of the architects of the Government's care reforms has suggested.    ...

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Martin Green: Care homes should become community hubs | David Brindle

Martin Green: Care homes should become community hubs | David Brindle | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
As private care homes face more scandals, the head of the English Community Care Association explains why they are throwing open their doors Hundreds of care homes across the UK will throw wide their doors on Friday in the first National Care Home...

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Letters: Panorama's care home investigation

Letters: Panorama's care home investigation | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Panorama's Elderly Care: Condition Critical? was not, as Martin Green of the Community Care Association, alleges, "sensationalist" (Not a full or balanced picture, Society, 19 June).

Via Jane Young
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Criticises Martin Green of English Community Care Association.

 

 

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Will Osborne be convinced by economic case for social care? | Adult Care Blog

Will Osborne be convinced by economic case for social care? | Adult Care Blog | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Read social work news, health and social care articles and information on social worker from Community Care. Find community care jobs or social work jobs (RT @mithransamuel: Will Osborne be convinced of economic case for social care?
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A thoughtful piece.  More research needed.

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5 cool new health care apps

5 cool new health care apps | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
PokitDok, Caremerge, MangoHealth, Asthmapolis, and Allayo are our picks for HealthBeat 2013's 5 coolest consumer apps (5 cool new health care apps http://t.co/cL9bWT18uy via Lauren Wagner)...
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A&E 'must change or face collapse'

A&E 'must change or face collapse' | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Urgent changes must be made to the way A&E units are run - or the system could collapse, doctors and managers say.
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Health and social care 'join up' plans unveiled

Health and social care 'join up' plans unveiled | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Minister announces proposals to integrate services by 2018 to stop people being passed around hospital and social care staff (Health and social care 'join up' plans unveiled http://t.co/uZ80Tu2tM2...
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A&E demand unsustainable - watchdog

A&E demand unsustainable - watchdog | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by the head of the health service regulator.
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Health and housing: show us what you can do

Health and housing: show us what you can do | UK health and care news stories | Scoop.it
Everything a social landlord does has the potential to improve local health and wellbeing.
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