start: 01 May 2018 end: 29 Mar 2018NACCCareCatering
Soft Drinks Industry Levy or 'Sugar Tax'
The Soft Drinks Industry Levy was announced at the 2016 Budget. It isn’t a tax on all sugar but directly targets the producers and importers of sugary soft drinks to encourage them to remove added sugar, promote diet drinks, and reduce portion sizes for high sugar drinks.
“Dynamic pricing” has been a factor in booking tickets for trains, hotels andflights with prices fluctuating hour by hour, apparently according to availability but often in response changes in demand by consumers. These principles have made their way into all aspects of online retailing with pricing that is not only dependent on availability or stock, but also, increasingly, on the data that has been stored and kept about your shopping history.
A new part of the NHS Choices website (currently in Beta) bring together a number of digital tools that you can be used for health and care. As the pages are still in Beta, the opportunity exisit to provide feedback on every aspect of the pages and their contents.
start: 15 Dec 2016 end: 01 Aug 2017NACCIoHCatering
Health Of The ‘Baby Boomer’ Generation
In her annual report on the state of the public’s health, ‘Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future’, Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, focuses on the health of people aged between 50 and 70.
It considers topics such as the impact of lifestyle choices on current and future health, mental health, sexual health, and screening and immunisation programmes.
Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities Experimental Statistics, 2014-15
Just over 50 per cent of patients registered at General Practices in England are represented in this dataset, including 127,351 people with a learning disability and 28,832,342 people without a learning disability.
Care catering is rarely seen as offering the same quality, choice and appeal as that in restaurants and hotels. But as highlighted in a recent article in The Guardian on the need to tackle outdated perceptions of care home food, a pioneering new training programme could soon chage that.
To see the original article in The Guardian, click here.
The BBC Rado 4 consumer affairs programme, You & Yours, recently focused on the national shortage of nursing staff and its impact on nursing homes in England based on figures from the Care Quality Commission.
start: 07 Oct 2016 end: 31 Dec 2018Nursing Shortage
Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
Dysphagia is defined as difficulty in swallowing solids or liquids, or both. It affects individuals of every age and contributes to reduced dietary intake, dehydration and malnutrition. Other consequences may include aspiration and asphyxiation.
Telecare technologies are being increasingly adopted by health and social care authorities in order to support people to live in their own homes for longer, reducing costs associated with hospital and nursing home care and improving people's independence
Healthcare is changing rapidly. Diseases like AIDS that were a death sentence only several years ago well on the way to being cured thanks to new treatment. This is of course due to the painstaking research and development performed by scientists. It is also due to the progress of medical technology.