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‘Housing in Later Life’ – one size fits all won’t work

HousesThe launch of  a new Age UK report, ‘Housing in Later Life’, coincides with several important policy developments which are likely to impact on the housing options open to all older people, both now and in the future.

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New rules to serve up better food for NHS patients and staff

Spaghetti bolognaiseIn this blog post, Dianne Jeffrey,  Chairman of Age UK and Chair of the Hospital Food Standards Panel, discusses the new mandatory food standards for the NHS.

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Ageing policy in 2013/14 – curate’s egg or turning point?

DorothyAge UK has just published its annual overview of how public policy is meeting the needs of our ageing population, Agenda for later life 2014. It reveals that the answer is a bit of a curate’s egg: parts of it are excellent, my lord. Continue reading

Government aiming to transform primary care

On the 14 April, the Government and NHS England announced two programmes aiming to improve primary care.

The first, the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, was in reality a re-launch. In October last year, GP practices were invited to bid for a share of a £50 million pot to improve access to their services.

This could involve extending opening hours; setting up systems for online consultations, using Skype for example; creating new services such as care coordination for people with complex needs.

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