Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dustbins and Carers

If the government is to make councils find the money to take away our bins weekly, why couldn’t they have put more money into caring?

Do you agree with the weekly bin collection, or do you think more money should have gone to carers?
How have they managed to find £250 million for this while cutting esential services for the vulnerable?
What do you think?

Is technology the way forward for Carers?

Telepresence and video conferencing

Telepresence and video conferencing were supposed to replace business travel, but face to face contact is still seen as important.

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When should businesses use technology to replace travel, and which option is most appropriate?

Online tools have been developed to ensure patients and clinicians can work together

New online tools can help transform patients’ lives

30 Sep 2011

Patients are being given the tools to help them make informed decisions about their treatments and to encourage a shared decision making process between them and their clinicians.

In line with the ‘no decision about me, without me’ pledge made by the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley to every NHS patient, a new range of online tools have been developed to ensure patients and clinicians can work together more effectively to make the right decision for the patient at that time.

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