Macmillan Cancer Research -
This report finds that nine in ten (89%) of health professionals who regularly deal with cancer patients agree friends and family caring for someone with cancer often neglect their own health whilst 85% believe a lack of support is the main reason carers reach breaking point and are forced to stop caring. The report calls for the prioritisation of the healthcare for carers in the NHS in England.
International Longevity Centre -
This new compendium of essays examines the social stigma which surrounds dementia, highlighting that stigma is impending early diagnosis, care and research into the disease. It discusses the impact of the fear around dementia has on those living with the condition, their families and carers, which prevents the research community capturing a full picture of the disease.
One of the recommendations of the Francis Report and the government’s response was that every hospital patient should have the name of the consultant and nurse responsible for their care above their bed: the ‘responsible consultant/clinician’ and ‘named nurse’. This letter to all foundation trust medical and nursing directors outline details of the implementation of the ‘responsible consultant/clinician’ and ‘named nurse’ recommendation. Each NHS trust has been asked to provide the relevant information on the implementation of these recommendations.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) -
The final report of this inquiry calls for sweeping change to ‘inject humanity’ back into care homes, with personal relationships put at the heart of how they are run and regulated. It highlights the current blame culture, bureaucracy and business model have contributed to the ‘permanent sense of crisis’ within the sector. The inquiry argues human relationships and caring needs to be central to the system and the sector - replacing the impersonal and insecure culture that currently shrouds the whole care environment.