Health

Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford and Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow have Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections being carried out in June 2016.  The CQC want know your experiences, you can tell them at this link on their website CQC or call National Customer Service Centre in Newcastle 03000 616161 now.

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Living Will/Advance Directive – making your wishes known in advance with regard to medical treatment or social care in the future if capacity is lost – to for example be able to refuse treatment. A living will is limited to deathbed concerns and not having life-prolonging measures taken.

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Coping with end of life diagnosis or life limiting illness? Remember there may be free help and advice 24 hour a day by your local hospices.

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Stress incontinence.  Pretty and clever pants created by Carol Smillie and Annabel Croft called Diary Dolls in conjunction with the Bladder and Bowel Foundation.  Changing attitudes towards stress incontinence for woman available at Boots.com. www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org  Carol & AnnabelleContinued

Bladder and Bowel Problems?  Recent report from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation shows that as with anxiety, depression may be a cause as well as a consequence of incontinence.  Call them if you need advice. 0845 345 0165  www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org

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Help memory with coconut oil.  It has been reported that ingesting of the primary type of fat found in coconul oil may help boost cognitive performance and help with memory disorders and Alzheimers.

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Get involved in assessments now! WhereIsTheCare is! The public can be part of govt PLACE (Patient-Led Assessments in the Care Environment), assessing NHS hospitals, hospices, day treatments centres.  More Info NHS England

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Centres in US focussing exclusively on elderly health care. Patients spend 38% less time in hospital but high ratings  for care quality, health outcomes and patient satisfaction.  Govt spending is 15% lower – some of the savings from reduced hospital stays goes on increased investment in primary care.   THE GUARDIAN.COM LINK

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More Joined Up Working in the Community for the Frail, Elderly.  See article by Dr Bryan Spencer, Clinical Lead for the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group written for WhereIsTheCare here ARTICLE or go to Articles from our Home Page.  Thanks Bryan for your support.  Have “you” got an I.A.M. form?  Do you know about … Continued

New bridging job role between nurse and senior healthcare assistant is being tested by the Govt to free up nurses time, with option to go on to become registered nurse via apprenticeship.  see www.nursingtimes.net

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