new diabetes care home training

New diabetes care home training and educational course have been produced by The Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) in a bid to improve the current poor standards of care.  In response to a growing demand to raise the quality of diabetes care in care homes, IDOP has developed a comprehensive training programme, including teaching [...]

Preventing Colds and Flu

Many people believe echinacea can prevent Colds, and vitamin C can cure the Flu. But is there scientific evidence to back this up? <h2>Can vitamin C stop a cold?</h2> "Research has found no evidence that vitamin C prevents colds," says Dr Hasmukh Joshi, vice-chair of the Royal College of GPs. In 2007, the authors of a review of [...]

Majority wait over six months before speaking to doctor about dementia symptoms

Over half of people with concerns about dementia symptoms in themselves or a family member have put off visiting a doctor or seeking professional help for six months. The results of two surveys published to mark Dementia Awareness Week have revealed dementia is the health topic people are most reluctant to open up and talk [...]

Programme to encourage people with learning disabilities to participate in sport

More people with a learning disabilities to participate in athletics, through a joint programme that is being run by The charity Mencap, Special Olympics GB (SOGB) and England Athletics. The announcement came at the launch of the first pilot session in Bexley, London. The London 2012 Paralympic Games showed that disabled people can achieve magnificent things [...]

Audit passed with flying colours

Alexander Chapel Healthcare Ltd ( is incredibly pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Excellent Status in the latest compliance and service audit with the preferred suppliers panel provider de Poel. The audit concentrated on the following: Audit - Legal and Compliance: Evidence that the temporary worker is eligible to work in the UK. [...]

Nurse shortage starting to hit hospitals

A Nurse shortage poses the biggest risk to the county’s hospital services in the future health chiefs have warned. Over the next two years the West Midlands will have 1,200 fewer nurses than it needs to meet demand and bosses at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust say they are already feeling the impact with difficulties [...]

learning disabilities residents regularly restrained and over-medicated

Learning disability charities have called it “utterly disgraceful” that people with learning disabilities living in specialist units are being “regularly restrained, over-medicated and kept in isolation”. The Learning Disabilities Census was commissioned in the wake of physical and psychological abuse suffered by people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View Hospital. It reveals that 68 [...]

Dementia Adventure gives sense of adventure

Dementia Adventure gives people living with dementia that sense of adventure, that is often lost, when they get the debilitating condition. The company organises holidays, which range from sailing trips on a barge to walking trips, cycling trips, abseiling trips and even kayaking and sea swimming trips. Trips reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression [...]