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Journal article

We're seen the future

Authors:
THOMPSON Audrey, HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.10.99, 1999, pp.20-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Royal Commission on Long Term Care was set up by the government to recommend solutions to the problems of long term care in the UK. Looks at the systems in place in Sweden and Denmark.

Journal article

Promises, promises

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.6.99, 1999, p.1.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Takes a sharp look at the government's prevarication on long-term care.

Journal article

Commission steps up the tempo

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.2.98, 1998, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The chairperson of the Royal Commission on Long-term Care, Sir Stewart Sutherland, talks about his agenda, while members of the commission's reference group spell out their hopes and concerns.

Journal article

A time to dance

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.11.97, 1997, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Argues that the provision of services which promote the independence and social health of elderly people is the best way to prevent a spiral of dependency, and a rise in demand for expensive acute and emergency services later on.

Journal article

Twilight zones

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.5.97, 1997, p.12.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Discusses how sedative and potentially hazardous drugs are being given to elderly care home residents, often to keep them quiet. Describes how a report calls for a review of guidelines for drug administration in care homes.

Journal article

Pensions off?

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.3.97, 1997, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Argues that plans to privatise pensions will only benefit a minority of older people. The rest face an increasingly uncertain old age as the state relinquishes its responsibilities for their welfare.

Journal article

Onto the scrap heap

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.11.96, 1996, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Describes how elderly people who have spent a lifetime contributing to the NHS may lose GPs' services just when they need them most.

Journal article

A fresh start

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.7.96, 1996, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author explains about adult placement schemes, that they are not new, but they have been recently 'rediscovered', and are responding to the demands of community care legislation.

Journal article

Behind closed doors

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.11.95, 1995, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Inspection units are being accused of holding back progress on open reporting. Reports on the results of a new study conducted by the charity Counsel and Care which focused on homes for older people in the Greater London area.

Journal article

High and dry

Author:
HIRST Judy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.11.99, 1999, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how short-termist financial decision threaten many older people's care homes.

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