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Helen Goodman lives on £18 a week to show what the Bedroom Tax really means

From February 18th 2013 Helen Goodman MP will be living on £18 a week - the food budget some of her constituents will be left with, following the Government'...

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Disabled voters are being locked out of our democracy

Disabled voters are being locked out of our democracy | People First | Scoop.it
Ros Wynne-Jones asks why disabled voters are not being given a right to democracy

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britishroses's curator insight, March 11, 2015 8:19 AM

 #ToriesMustGo #DodgyDave #DuckingDave #EdForPM

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‘Tens of thousands of children could gain from new wheelchair laws’

‘Tens of thousands of children could gain from new wheelchair laws’ | People First | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of disabled children could benefit from a change in the law that now allows under-17s to use more advanced powered wheelchairs, campaigners claim. The amendment to existing highwa...

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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: At last, Atos turn whistle-blower!!!!

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: At last, Atos turn whistle-blower!!!! | People First | Scoop.it

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Go on the internet - or lose access to government services, Francis Maude tells pensioners - Telegraph

Go on the internet - or lose access to government services, Francis Maude tells pensioners - Telegraph | People First | Scoop.it
Elderly people will have to have to go on to the internet or risk losing access to key government services, Francis Maude has said

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"My way or the Highway", in public service!!
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AGENDA 21 ALLOWS GOVERNMENTS TO EXERCISE ANY AMOUNT OF UNFAIR AND CRIMINAL PRACTISE TO THEIR CITIZENS AND INHABITANTS AS LONG AS THEY ARE MOVING FORWARD TO THE AGENDA 21 GOALS, THESE CRIMINALS ARE PROVIDED FULL IMMUNITY.

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Top Judge: Virtual Collapse Of WCA Process

Top Judge: Virtual Collapse Of WCA Process | People First | Scoop.it
Judge Robert Martin, the outgoing president of the social entitlement chamber which deals with benefits tribunals, has claimed that the work capability assessment (WCA) process has virtually collap...

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This is not wartime Nazi Germany and Cameron's attacks on the vulnerable and needy must be stopped

This is not wartime Nazi Germany and Cameron's attacks on the vulnerable and needy must be stopped | People First | Scoop.it
SONIA POULTON: This Coalition have long since crossed the line of decency with its policies on the Workfare programme and disability benefit cuts.

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TUC won't be joining government's new disability alliance

'The ATOS work capability assessments, the closure of the independent living fund, the switch from disability living allowance to the personal independent payment, and the bedroom tax - every single one of these changes is ...

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UK to encourage doctors to prescribe health apps | mobihealthnews

UK to encourage doctors to prescribe health apps | mobihealthnews | People First | Scoop.it

In an effort to cut down on unnecessary doctor office visits, the UK’s Department of Health plans to ask general practitioners and physicians working at hospitals across the country to encourage their patients to use mobile health apps to track biometrics and symptoms. According to various reports in local newspapers, the Department of Health claims that some 15,000 NHS patients are already using mobile health apps that transmit such information to their physicians. The apps are used by pregnant women, and people with cancer, diabetes, heart problems, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The information transmitted from patients using the apps will be monitored by healthcare providers who will urge patients to visit their doctor or nurses immediately if an abnormal reading comes in, according to a report in the DailyMail. The Department of Health hopes to save the NHS “millions of pounds” assuming the apps help cut down on unnecessary visits. Health ministers also contend that more frequent monitoring will help providers keep tabs on patients so that their condition, which will make it less likely that their condition’s will suddenly deteriorate and require a trip to the emergency room.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the health minister claim that about 25 percent of the people who use the NHS Choices website and app visit their physicians less frequently as a result. In November the NHS Direct app announced more than 1 million downloads.

“So many people use apps every day to keep up with their friends, with the news, find out when the next bus will turn up or which train to catch,” the UK Department of Health’s Secretary Andrew Lansley said in a statement. “I want to make using apps to track blood pressure, to find the nearest source of support when you need it and to get practical help in staying healthy the norm. With more information at their fingertips, patients can truly be in the driving seat.”

Lansley assembled a list of 500 apps and tools that the NHS plans to recommend physicians prescribe to patients, but the NHS is looking to hear feedback from the UK public on which apps they think should be included. The government said the apps should be free or cheap to use, according to the Telegraph report.

One of the apps helps people with food allergies avoid reactions by using their smartphone camera to scan food barcodes and receive alerts and warnings when an allergen is an ingredient. Another app on the list is from Diabetes UK and it provides people with reminders about checking blood glucose levels and taking their diabetes medications. The list includes apps for post-traumatic stress, breast cancer screenings, blood pressure trackers, and more.

The Telegraph asked Phil O’Connell, an IT specialist at the Department of Health who developed some of the apps for the list. O’Connell told the publication these apps did not intend to “replace clinical judgment.” He also said the apps actually reduce anxiety among healthcare providers since they can better detect when a patient’s condition begins to worsen.

Big (and obvious) questions remain: How will physicians and nurses sift through the information streaming in from all these mobile health apps? How accessible will these apps be for the elderly? Will the encouragement of physicians to use these apps be enough to change the health habits of patients in the UK?

 

- See more at: http://mobihealthnews.com/16401/uk-to-encourage-doctors-to-prescribe-health-apps/#sthash.2J5ccl3H.dpuf


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Art Jones's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:03 PM

Is the UK more forward thinking regarding Healthcare and the use of SOCIAL + TECHNOLOGY?

 

test457's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:34 PM

that's interetsing !! 

what do you think of it ? 

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Social Care Portability now accepted as right | Disability Rights UK

Social Care Portability now accepted as right | Disability Rights UK | People First | Scoop.it

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Hunt ‘ignores Dilnot’ on funding care for working-age disabled people

The government looks set to force tens of thousands more working-age disabled people to pay towards their long-term care and support than was recommended by an independent commission.

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Bus and train staff ‘should be disciplined’ if they fail on access

Transport staff who fail in their duty to provide an accessible service for their disabled passengers should face disciplinary action, a former Disability Rights Commission (DRC) director has told a parliamentary meeting.

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Welfare benefits: 'The Lords regret…' « Vox Political

Welfare benefits: 'The Lords regret…' « Vox Political | People First | Scoop.it
This deadly pest, who is likely to cause disease and infirmity among many of the lower-earning members of society, began his political career when he was appointed by the Labour Party to review the welfare to work system – and he led ...

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Labour admit it would keep the Bedroom Tax

Labour admit it would keep the Bedroom Tax | People First | Scoop.it
Labour MP and Shadow Cabinet member Helen Goodman says Labour would keep the bedroom tax for people who refused to move if offered smaller accommodation.
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Access to Work: Plans for new cap on awards ‘is huge concern’

Access to Work: Plans for new cap on awards ‘is huge concern’ | People First | Scoop.it
Government plans to restrict how much support any individual can receive through the Access to Work (AtW) scheme are a “huge concern” and will damage efforts to encourage Deaf people to become teac...

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britishroses's curator insight, March 13, 2015 2:11 PM

#ToriesMustGo #DuckingDave #DodgyDave #EdForPM

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New Statesman | 5 benefit changes the government don't want you to know about

New Statesman | 5 benefit changes the government don't want you to know about | People First | Scoop.it
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Disability benefits - who's really faking it?

Disability benefits - who's really faking it? | People First | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, both Channel 4 and the BBC gave us new documentaries about the way disabled people's claims for state benefits are assessed. On Channel 4, Dispatches offered "Britain on the sick...

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Dr Lorna Wing OBE – 1928-2014 - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Dr Lorna Wing OBE – 1928-2014 - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | People First | Scoop.it
Dr Lorna Wing OBE – 1928–2014

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This is not wartime Nazi Germany and Cameron's attacks on the vulnerable and needy must be stopped

This is not wartime Nazi Germany and Cameron's attacks on the vulnerable and needy must be stopped | People First | Scoop.it
SONIA POULTON: This Coalition have long since crossed the line of decency with its policies on the Workfare programme and disability benefit cuts.

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Changes to mobility allowances under PIP – ask your MP to stop this ...

Changes to mobility allowances under PIP – ask your MP to stop this ... | People First | Scoop.it
In April 2013 Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by a new benefit called Personal Independent Payment (PIP). The government has said it aims to save 20% through the change and it is expected that 330,000 ...

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Personal Independence Payment: is it fit for purpose? | Citizens Advice blog

Personal Independence Payment: is it fit for purpose? | Citizens Advice blog | People First | Scoop.it
Citizens Advice assesses whether the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will really support disabled people to live more independent and active lives. (Personal Independence Payment: is it fit for purpose?

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New electronic pump may increase heart failure survival

New electronic pump may increase heart failure survival | People First | Scoop.it

Scientists have created a novel "electronic smart pump" that they say will "revolutionize" the treatment of patients suffering from chronic heart failure.


Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK say the smart aortic graft would be implanted in the patient's body and is entirely self-contained, eliminating the need for the patient to be hospitalized and wired to machinery.

 

The battery-operated device would be implanted into a section of the aorta that has previously been removed in order to improve the heart's efficiency.

 

The aorta is the large artery situated in in the left ventricle of the heart.

 

A tube is connected to the device, which is surrounded by a material that expands when a voltage is applied to it, causing it to act as a pump.

 

The device would then create a counter blood flow by "beating out of phase with the diseased heart."

 

Once the heart fills with blood, the tube contracts, therefore increasing pressure in the heart. The heart then pumps oxygenated blood around the body. This causes the tube to expand, releasing the pressure and increasing blood flow.

 

The researchers say they hope to have the device tailor-made to each patient using 3D printing techniques and data from MRI scans.



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The Government's War on Welfare Sickens Me

The Government's War on Welfare Sickens Me | People First | Scoop.it
The attacks on the poor, working poor and disabled under the guise of "Welfare Reform" by the Tory-led Government has caused untold damage to households and families up and down the country.

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Minister’s ‘hypocrisy’ over pledge on transport barriers

A minister has been accused of hypocrisy after pledging to break down the barriers to disabled people’s access to public transport, only days after confirming lengthy delays to new European bus and coach access rules.

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Respond to the Independent Review of the Disability Committee

Deadline 6 March 2013

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