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Antibody testing on children: What's acceptable?

Between 18-21 June 2020, an engagement and research team at Imperial College London carried out an online public involvement survey to ...

  • 03/07/2020
  • Health & Social Care Research, Blood & Immune System, Carers, Children & young people, Infectious diseases
  • Philippa Pristera

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Unequal Ageing: Responding to health inequalities in later life

Thank you all for coming along to our first Research and Innovation matters event of 2020. Unequal Ageing: Responding to health inequal...

  • 19/02/2020
  • Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Big Data & Digital Health, Carers, Healthy living & wellbeing, Social Care
  • Charlie Wilkinson

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Dixon Chibanda: Why I train grandmothers to treat depression

Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe -- for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would nev...

  • 06/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Carers, Social Care

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More than 1m childless people over 65 are 'dangerously unsupported'

More than 1 million people aged over 65 without children are “dangerously unsupported”, and at acute risk of isolation, loneliness, poo...

  • 03/07/2019
  • Culture & Society, Ageing, Carers, Social Care, Healthy living & wellbeing

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Have a 'Good Book' suggestion on personal experience of health & care? Add it to our list

To celebrate World Book Day (23 April) this year, staff from the Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) tweeted a list ...

  • 17/05/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Carers, Social Care, Healthy living & wellbeing

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As home care packages become big business, older people are not getting the personalised support they need

The Royal Commission into Aged Care has unleashed a spate of claims of system failure within the residential aged care sector. Now, as...

  • 19/04/2019
  • Housing, Carers, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing

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Would you like to grow old at home? Why we’re struggling to meet demand for subsidised home care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is this week turning its focus to aged care in the home. So far it has heard ev...

  • 16/04/2019
  • Culture & Society, Housing, Carers

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Older people are more digitally savvy, but aged care providers need to keep up

Older adults are more digitally connected than ever, even though their uptake of internet-based technologies remains lower than for you...

  • 05/04/2019
  • Big Data & Digital Health, Ageing, Carers, Culture & Society

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Explainer: what is a home care package and who is eligible?

During the first round of hearings in the aged care royal commission, we heard many Australians would prefer to receive help at home th...

  • 24/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Carers, Ageing, Finance

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Teaching archaeology in care homes, I learned how older people are often the best students

As health care improves and more people live healthier and longer lives, the elderly population of Earth will balloon. There were 66m p...

  • 03/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Ageing, Carers

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End of life care: how to save hospices from collapse? Less medicine and some lessons from India

For the first time ever, one of Britain’s 200 independent hospices has closed its doors. St Clare’s in Jarrow near Newcastle had been s...

  • 24/02/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance, Housing, Carers

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We all want increased choice in elder care – but neoliberal health policies make this difficult

We can all agree that older people should have the choice to stay at home, and be cared for there, if that is what they wish to do. But...

  • 19/02/2019
  • Culture & Society, Housing, Ageing, Carers

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