Cancer report highlights need for more research into quality of life issues @macmillancancer

We can all be heartened by the picture portrayed in Macmillan Cancer's 'Cancer: Then and Now' report published yesterday. The report is a fascinating look at how the life chances of people with cancer have changed over the last 25 years.  People on average are now twice as likely to survive at least 10 years after being diagnosed … Continue reading Cancer report highlights need for more research into quality of life issues @macmillancancer

Social care research opportunities

We don't talk nearly enough about social care research.  I sometimes wonder whether we have 'over-medicalised' the health research agenda at times, so that all we shout about are new medicines and treatments - me included.  It is a trend that seems counter to the needs of our society and also the changes in the … Continue reading Social care research opportunities

Long-term care, the long and short of it..

We can expect the news headlines to be dominated over the weekend ahead of Monday's publication of the Dilnot report on long-term care. And it may seem an unlikely candidate for this blog, but social care research will play an important part in evolving better and, yes, more efficient ways of delivering long-term care in … Continue reading Long-term care, the long and short of it..