Catch up with the latest news, reviews and stories in the world of health and social care

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A Minute With... Gary Clinton (Age UK Essex)

An interview with Gary Clinton, the Head of Services for Information, Advice & Advocacy at Age UK Essex

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The Motability Scheme: Empowering Disabled People

The Motability Scheme empowers disabled people by enabling them, their families and their carers to lease a brand new car (or other vehicle) using their disability benefit. Here, we discuss its history and how it works.

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The Vaccine: What You Need To Know about BNT162b2

Information about the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA Vaccine (BNT162b2) due to be rolled out this week across the U.K.

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The Story of A Queen, Dementia and IKEA

We continue our series looking at innovations in dementia care with the story of Queen Silvia of Sweden, who joined forces with the home-furnishing giant IKEA to design dementia-friendly, prefab homes that could soon be appearing in the UK

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Care Home Visits During a Pandemic: Can Rapid Testing Help?

A new scheme is being trialed to introduce rapid Covid-19 testing so that care home residents can safely receive visitors. Can testing help keep residents, and staff, safe?

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Tech Review: NeuroNation - Brain Training & Brain Games

A review of one of the most popular brain training apps around, with over 10 million downloads. But is it any good?

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The Challenge of Dementia

By 2025, one million people in the U.K. will have dementia. In our upcoming series, we discuss some innovative solutions for tackling this growing health and societal challenge.

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Tech Review: Facebook Portal

Review of the Facebook Portal communications device which is being piloted in the NHS as a way to alleviate social isolation

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The CQC: An Important (but Anonymous) Organisation

The CQC regulates all health and adult social care services in England. Despite its incredibly important role, chances are you have never heard of it! In this post, we will introduce this important, but anonymous, organisation.

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