New analysis by Age UK reveals that Government investment of an additional sum equivalent to less than four per cent of the annual NHS budget of £112bn per annum would address the unmet care needs of the million plus aged 65+ who are currently struggling to cope on their own - and help sustain the NHS at the same time.
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A new set of principles for ensuring consistent end of life care in hospitals, care homes and in hospices has been published.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that for workers who have no fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling from home to their first appointment and from their last appointment back home does count as working time under the WTR.
A pensioner who died at a Manchester nursing home was "unlawfully killed", a coroner has ruled.Ivan Emmanuel Campbell, 73, who had dementia, was a resident at Victoria Nursing Home in Rusholme when he died in April 2012.
A woman who used bleach to poison colleagues at a West Midlands care home is to be admitted to a high-security psychiatric unit.
Commenting on today"s ONS report, "English Life Tables No.17, 2010 to 2012", Andrew Kaye, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Independent Age, the older people"s charity, said: