Issue : 1998-05-07
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Predicting demographic change is a tricky business. The one thing certain, says John Appleby, is that people will live longer and this will have a considerable impact on healthcare costs
on the recordSubscription
JUNE McKERROW has been director of the Mental Health Foundation since 1992. She previously worked for 25 years in housing and homelessness, most recently at Stonham establishing community-based alternatives to institutional living for people with special needs.
PHARMACY OF THE FUTURE 19 May, Birmingham MEL Research and Aston University's school of pharmacy are organising Pharmacy in the 21st century: where next? Details: Stacey Sadler, 0121-604 4664.
Looking into the futureSubscription
Dr Hywel Lloyd demonstrates equipment from Telediab, a project that uses eye examinations to check for signs of diabetes, at the Wales telemedicine conference in Cardiff.
Prime Minister Tony Blair marked his first year in office last week by stepping up action on hospital waiting lists, which he said were still 'unacceptably high'.
In Brief: Former nurse Gloria JusticeSubscription
Former nurse Gloria Justice, whose career ended when she injured her back lifting a patient at Newcastle's Walkergate Hospital eight years ago, has been awarded £90,000. Ms Justice claimed she had not been trained in safe lifting techniques.
In Brief: Values into Action studySubscription
Hundreds of thousands of pounds are being wasted keeping people with learning difficulties in residential care when it would be cheaper to help them live at home, a government-funded study by the charity Values into Action says. The Cost of Opportunity: purchasing strategies in the housing and support arrangements of people with learning difficulties. Tel: 0171729 5436. £12.95.
In Brief: Expert consortium set upSubscription
An expert consortium has been set up by the NHS Executive and the Department of Health to examine the feasibility of developing occupational standards defining national good practice for scientists and technicians within the NHS.
Neil Woodward, a medical scientist who exposed the extent of misreporting of cervical smears at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital on Channel 4's Dispatches programme last year, has received a Campaign for Freedom of Information annual award.