Catch up on developments in clinical practice for GPs, hospital doctors, geriatricians, and all medical professionals with an interest in conditions affecting the 50+ patient.
Clinical practice news
Sharp drop in public satisfaction with the NHS, new analysis shows
Dissatisfaction in the NHS has risen to 29% which is the highest in a decade, according to an analysis of the National Centre for Social Research’s (NatCen) British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, a gold standard measure of public views on the NHS, by the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund think tanks.
NHS England urge GPs to order most effective flu vaccines for the population
Identifying frailty in older patients can predict adverse outcomes after surgery
Over half of people aged 65 and over say they aren’t getting enough sex, new survey shows
Global Council of Brain Health publishes report on impact of diet on brain
Use paracetamol to relieve a sore throat rather than antibiotics, says NICE and PHE
Opportunity to improve care for people with suspected late stage macular degeneration, says NICE
New report shows that mental health funding gap has widened
Poorest pensioners almost solely dependent on the State Pension to get by
Impact of inactivity on muscles more severe for older people
According to a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, researchers have been able to document for the first time how the same period of inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscle power of the lower limbs of the elderly than young people, which is essential for movements like climbing the stairs.