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The Sad Side Of Christmas


By Dr Gero Baiarda, Private GP & Primary Care Dermatologist at GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app Christmas Day will soon be upon us. For most of us, it’s a time of joy and happiness as we gather with loved ...

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7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu


Influenza (also known as flu) is a very common infectious disease which spreads easily and can have serious consequences for some people. Most flu infection occurs during the winter months. Care home residents are extremely vulnerable to flu because: • ...

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Dementia Care Training and the Law


For those of us who work alongside people with cognitive difficulties – including those with dementia – a working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the confidence to use this knowledge, is essential and empowering. The Mental Capacity ...

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Taking Care Of The Care Home System


The care home system is facing one of its biggest crises to date, with growing costs triggered by regulatory changes and employee pay legislation, increased insolvencies leading to less choice for consumers, and recruitment and retention challenges. Despite soaring demand ...

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