NHS and social care ‘could be merged’ under plans being considered by Government

Meanwhile, the former pensions minister Baroness Altmann told The Telegraph that there would have been fewer deaths from Covid-19 in care homes if social care had been merged with the NHS.  She said: “The pandemic has highlighted just how inadequate our current care system is” and spoke in support of merging social care with the […]

Simple blood test could help researchers detect Alzheimer’s earlier

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease – capable of spotting the condition years before memory loss and confusion occur – is on the horizon. Scientists found that tiny fragments of a protein which appears in the brain of people with dementia, also starts to circulate in...