They are concerned confidentiality will be breached as it will be relatively easy for others to look up sensitive information, and urge NHS officials to delay the plans to ensure patients' privacy is protected.
As we grow older we may naturally reach a point at which we, or our loved ones, can no longer fully support ourselves without additional help. At such a time, a difficult decision is faced regarding the best and most appropriate way to obtain the care needed in order to maintain a desirable quality of life. Read the article to find out more!
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David Cameron sets out a new, long-term strategy focused on boosting research, improving care and raising public awareness about dementia. Britain will expand its efforts to combat dementia over the next 5 years, the Prime Minister David Cameron said today as he set out a new, long-term strategy focused on boosting research, improving care and raising public awareness about the condition. Britain has emerged as the world leader in fighting dementia since 2010 with investment in research doubled, hundreds of thousands of NHS staff given specialist training and 1 million ‘Dementia Friends’ taking part in awareness sessions across the country.
Nearly 70% of NHS nurses in England often delay discharging older patients because there is no support for them after hospital, a survey suggests. The poll of 189 nurses for the Royal Voluntary Service charity indicated that medically fit elderly patients were being kept in much-needed beds. The RVS says pressures on hospitals and local authorities could be relieved by more volunteers in people's homes. Ministers say extra council funding has helped move people out of hospital. The RVS survey also found that 95% of nurses said delayed discharge was a serious problem in their hospitals, with 82% reporting that it had worsened in the last 12 months. Just over half of the nurses surveyed online in January and February said they were frequently pressured by relatives to keep patients in hospital.