Yesterday our blog series examined why older people don’t always get cancer treatment when they need it. Today, Marie McWilliams, National Development Officer at OPAAL, the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance explains how advocacy can help to tackle such inequalities, and make a huge difference to the lives of older people.
“Things got better for me the day Christine was introduced to me”
In the next in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Jagtar Dhanda, Head of Inclusion at Macmillan Cancer Support calls for swift action to improve outcomes for older people living with cancer.
In the next in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Laura Stuart-Neil, programme manager for frailty & co-morbidities at UCLPartners highlights the importance of social relationships between older people and those involved in their care and support.
In the second in our series of blogs exploring the theme of age equality and older people's experiences of health and care, Andrew Kaye, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Independent Age, calls for more long-term thinking about care and support for older people.
There are a number of immediate issues facing the NHS right now.
In this blog, Howard Duff, Director for Team England at the RPS, shares his perspectives on centralised and localised models for commissioning pharmacy services – a key question for the consultation – and encourages all those with an interest in this area to get involved.
Carol Pearson is a retired chartered accountant. When her full-time career was cut short by complications from severe endometriosis, she had to re-create herself and she now works as an audit chair for NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group. Carol helps as a research assistant at Royal Surrey County Hospital, is a trustee for Endometriosis UK and co-leads endometriosis support groups in Brighton and Guildford. In 2013, Carol shared her story in a talk entitled ‘Rewriting Red Riding Hood’ at TEDxBrighton.
The World Health Organisation has recently published a new definition of health literacy, describing it as ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health’. There are many things I like about this new version.
This is the second of our case studies showing the difference Wellbeing Our Way is making for some of the organisations involved in the programme. Here, Lee Marriott-Dowding reflects on how new opportunities for partnership working are supporting her to develop the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer’s approaches to working with people with long term health needs.
This is the first of our case studies showing the difference Wellbeing Our Way is making for some of the organisations involved in the programme. Here, a programme participant reflects on how Wellbeing Our Way has enabled him to become a more influential change agent within his organisation – with inspiring results.