Emergency medical info – SET IT UP!!

Setting up the emergency medical features on your phone could save your life. It allows ambulance staff to see information like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact in case of an emergency. Most smartphones have a feature that can help ambulance staff to access your information in case of an emergency without needing your … Read more

Infant mortality rates rise for third consecutive year, hitting poorest communities hardest

  Infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year in a row with families in the poorest communities worst affected, official data shows. Between 2016 and 2017 the infant mortality rate rose from 3.8 deaths per 1,000 births, to 3.9 per 1,000, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. This means the infant mortality rate … Read more

How easy is it to travel to medical appointments?

  How can health and care professionals help with the issue of patient transport? 1. Supporting people to find out if they are eligible for non-emergency transport services 2. Promoting how patients may be able to get a refund on their transport costs In our latest review of people’s experiences of NHS and social care … Read more

END OF LIFE CARE

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. Take a look at this guidance to help you know what to expect, how to plan ahead and how to manage your day to day decisions.

New national strategy to tackle Gypsy, Roma and Traveller inequalities

Communities Minister Lord Bourne launched a national strategy to tackle entrenched inequality and improve the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities on Thursday 6thJune. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to lead the national strategy, working with several government departments and the Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit to improve outcomes … Read more

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