Research 'important' when looking into healthcare

1 June 2012

Brits have been given advice when it comes to the topic of providing adequate healthcare to a beloved family member or a close friend.

Jean French, head of advice at Carers UK, believes that research should always be the starting point that anyone in this situation needs to undertake.

In this regard, those concerned about the wellbeing of a family member or friend are wise to study the level of healthcare already being given to the person in question.

"There is an excellent factsheet on NHS continuing health care on the Age UK website which you can download, and it explains to you a basic checklist that you can go through that might give you some indication as to whether it is relevant or not," Ms French pointed out.

When it comes to healthcare in the UK, Alastair Henderson, chief executive of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, believes more needs to be done to rid the country of 'Black Wednesday'.

The date refers to the first Wednesday in August, when a high number of medical graduates start their new jobs at the same time that the UK's death rates skyrocket.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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