Over 10 million people from across the world are now diagnosed with the disease known as Parkinson’s. This has prompted a research team to try and invite people from all walks of life to take part in several trials so that they can then find new ways of trying to understand what is going to happen both before and after it has been diagnosed. They also want to try and understand what role sleep plays in the overall development of the disease. It is said that over 10 million people across the world have the condition yet not many people know much about it. People are conducting studies to try and find out how much interplay there is between genetics, neurotransmitters and cells. They also want to find out how the impact is going to influence the overall development of the condition too.

According to the Parkinson’s UK website, it would seem that one in 37 people are going to be diagnosed with the condition. The three main symptoms include shaking and slow movement. People also suffer from things such as inflexible muscles. If you work in homecare or if you work in private nursing you will know how devastating this can be. Those who offer bespoke care packages or even those who have experience working with social workers will also understand the implications that this can have on mental health too.

If you do sign up for the trial then the team there will use state of the art imaging to try and understand how the genes act differently and how this happens to affect the molecular activity in the brain’s activity. This is all very interesting, to say the least and it just goes to show how things have changed overall.

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A Northumbria healthcare service that runs the NSECH alongside numerous district hospitals has found that they need help trying to deal with the demand for social care within the community. They also need to try and do their bit to free up as many hospital beds as possible. If you work in homecare or if you are experienced in the industry of private nursing then you will know how monumental this could be. Bespoke care packages are often offered to people who need it the most and it would seem that social workers are, at times, finding it hard to keep up with the mental health demand. Of course, all of this would change if they had more beds as well as the resources they need.

The trust has said that they will work with a lot of existing care providers to try and help with the demand for social care and that they are going to be trying to hire up to 250 staff members so that they can then deliver care to people’s houses. Creating a higher level of social care capacity would certainly help the NHS and it would also help them to meet any unmet demand in the community. Having a good health care system is vital and it would help hospitals to cope with things such as freeing up beds. It would also help them to deal with any new patients that might be coming in. This opportunity would help them to use their expertise to try and support the care system in the way that it needs it the most and it would also help them to take positive steps forward, which is major, to say the least.

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MPs are now calling for a much broader national health plan and this is going to be put in place by the year 2022. That is going to try and fix the adverse NHS backlog and it is also going to encompass emergency care. Primary care is going to be impacted and if you work in homecare, private nursing or with social workers you should be aware of this too. Bespoke care packages for mental health may also be affected, purely because of the NHS waiting list. Over time, MPS have found that the government are refusing to try and look at the independent workforce numbers. They believe that they can pull things back without even finding out if enough doctors or nurses are being trained. During the enquiry, they also found that a lot of the time, workforce shortages were one of the key and most limiting factors when you look at the success of dealing with the backlog.

They have also been warned against overlooking social care. They have heard about how a robust care system can easily support hospital charges and that it is a very good way of freeing up capacity. It is essential if they ever want to clear the backlog that is present, at the end of the day. Social care has not received enough settlement when you look at the spending review and the billions of pounds that have been invested fall short when you look at the amount of money that has been recommended over time. This is very shocking, to say the least but there are hopes that things can be turned around and that more positivity will come from all of this oversight.

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Half of the care homes have chosen to open their doors to any new residents and two out of three care homes are also turning down requests for home care. This is a lot to do with the staff shortages that are being caused by the pandemic. The mandatory vaccine is also having a huge impact. If you work in homecare or if you need to seek out bespoke care packages then you should know that these services are currently being impacted the most. Private nursing is also being affected, and social workers are having an incredibly hard time trying to make sure that people can access the mental health support they need.

Thousands of people who work in the care industry have been forced to leave their jobs as they refused to take the Covid vaccine that was made mandatory. A lot of staff are isolated as the result of Covid as well and this is leading to an immense struggle. People are finding it hard to cope with the shortages that are present and this is not putting the industry in a good position. 43% of people who work in a care home are now closing their doors to new residents and it would seem that 66% of people are also refusing any requests for things such as home care. Studies have also shown that 21% of home care providers are now handing back care packages too. This is not good, to say the least and it just goes to show how difficult things are right now.

Of course, things may change but right now it would seem that there is more that needs to be done to try and ensure that care homes are being given the support that they need to fulfil their jobs properly.

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