Angela Rippon speaks to The Daily Mail about her experience of seeing healthcare staff struggling to cope with her mother who suffers from dementia She welcomes a new leaflet launched by Alzheimer’s Society supported by the RCN, to help hospital staff improve care to people with dementia. The ‘This is me’ leaflet is filled out by the patient’s carer or relative to provide basic details such as name and address, as well as information about who knows them best, their hobbies, things that worry them and the state of their sight and hearing.
Arthritis treatment delay concern
The Commons Public Accounts Committee has reported that there has been no improvement since 2003 in the time it takes to diagnose and offer treatment to somebody with rheumatoid arthritis. Delays in accessing treatment can make disability worse and cause damage to a patient's heart and lungs.
MPs call for funding to be cut for alternative treatments
Patients should no longer get homeopathic treatment on the NHS because it is little better than 'active deception', according The Commons and Science and Technology Committee. They said there was no evidence the remedies work and dismissed them as 'sugar pills' which should not carry medical claims.
House of Commons
PQs: Health (topical questions from 3.15 pm)
Adjournment debate: myalgic encephalopathy [Annette Brooke]
East of England Regional Grand (9.00am)
The priorities for a future regional strategy
North West Regional Committee (2.15pm)
Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West
Witnesses: Julie Maykels, North West Regional Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear, Professor Colin Boxall, University of Lancaster (on behalf of the North West Universities Association), Mike Graham, National Secretary, Prospect & Rupert Steele, Director - Regulation, Scottish Power; Fergus McMorrow, Chief Executive, Copeland Borough Council, David Hayes, Energy Consultant, Cumbria Vision & Richard Leafe, Chief Executive, Lake District National Park (3.15 pm); Martin Forwood, CORE (Cumbrian Opposed to a Radioactive Environment) & Councillor Ralph Pryke, Nuclear Free Local Authorities England Forum (4.00 pm)
South East Regional Committee (4.00pm)
Housing in the South East
Witnesses: Partnership for Urban South Hampshire, Gravesham Borough Council & Oxford City Council; Home Builders Federation, People and Places & Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (5.15 pm); Campaign to Protect Rural England, South East Housing Coalition, South East Forum for Sustainability & South East Forum on Ageing (6.00 pm)
Statistics published: Quarter Two (DoH)
Health Secretary Andy Burnham & Health Minister Ann Keen to publish Chest Disease Care & Treatment Strategy
Chairman of Law Commission Sir James Munby launches consultation on Adult Social Care in London
Annabel Goldie MSP & Conservative Health spokesman Mark Simmonds visit NHS Walk-in Centre in Victoria
Written Ministerial Statements: Consultation on services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Department of Health’s and the Food Standards Agency’s departmental expenditure limits and administration cost limits for 2009-10