Huge impact on people living with dementia as COVID-related care home mortality rates are released

8 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Over 60,000 care home residents died in the past few months, said a report released on 7th July by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of those residents who died, 49.5% had a recorded pre-existing condition of dementia and Alzheimer disease. These shocking statistics suggest that almost 30,000 people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Essential neurorehabilitation in the aftermath of COVID-19

6 July, 2020 | Posted in:

The impact of coronavirus on our health service has been highly documented, but with the first wave passed, the burden has not lifted, but altered, in the form of rehabilitation. Earlier this week, we highlighted an article in Reuters which has since been echoed in multiple publications – the long-term implications of COVID-19 on a […]

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The long term implications of COVID-19 are becoming apparent

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

We have become increasingly aware, over the past few months, that the symptoms of COVID-19 are wider ranging than initially thought.  A recent article in Reuters has highlighted the full extent of this, and called into question whether we are prepared, as a society, for the rehabilitative process that will be needed by many who […]

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Palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 April, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Advance care planning, discussions about palliative care and end of life wishes are as essential in the midst of a health pandemic as at any other time. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be less time available to have these vital discussions, the conversations may be taking place remotely or in time-compressed circumstances, and […]

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NHS volunteer responders available to anyone who feels at higher risk of contracting COVID-19

23 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Health and social care professionals have been informed today that they can refer people directly to the NHS volunteer responder scheme.  The scheme, established in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, was launched as a means of supporting those who are self-isolating or have been told to shield* because they are at higher risk from […]

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‘Rapid guidance’ from NICE released on managing COVID-19 in primary care

9 April, 2020 | Posted in:

New guidance on community management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, alongside specific advice on managing those with pneumonia, have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidelines, released last week, are part of a series of ‘rapid guidance’ that NICE is developing in response to the coronavirus […]

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