This week it's pensioners who have been mis-sold. But we're all victims of bad advice.
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Tuesday 23 September 2008
Campaigners for age equality today lost a key stage in their legal battle to banish the compulsory retirement age in the UK.
Thursday 11 September 2008
Gordon Brown ran into a fresh onslaught of criticism today as his much-anticipated energy package was derided.
Friday 22 August 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Elderly people are dying of neglect and spending their final years in pain and discomfort because basic care is not being provided, a study has found.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Older people with depression are being denied help, according to a report released today. Those seeking help are often fobbed off, misdiagnosed or given inappropriate treatment.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Care for elderly, infirm and disabled people could be stripped from local authority control under radical new government plans in an effort to end the so-called "postcode lottery" that sees wildly different standards of care across the country.
Monday 04 August 2008
Janet Askham's early focus as a sociologist was on family formation, intimate relationships, fertility and marriage; later, she was drawn to study how people adapt as they grow older or interact with health professionals. Her most perceptive work explored how family and the quality of friendship patterns help or constrain the way people handle the processes of becoming old or ill. Respect for the autonomy and dignity of the patient struck her as central to successful encounters with the vagaries of illness, ageing or healthcare, and were a constant theme in her research, teaching and advice.
Tuesday 15 July 2008
A solicitor fighting a test appeal after being forced to retire at 65 has a "fundamental" right not to be discriminated against because of his age, an employment tribunal was told yesterday. Leslie Seldon, a former partner at the Kent-based law firm Clarkson, Wright and Jakes (CWJ), is challenging an earlier ruling that he was not discriminated against when forced to retire.
Monday 30 June 2008
The Government pledged to put quality at the heart of patient care today as health minister Lord Darzi set out his vision for the NHS.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
The number of British pensioners and children living in poverty has risen by nearly 400,000 in a year, figures have revealed.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Sunday 04 May 2008
The Retail Distribution Review sounds a classic bit of financial industry mumbo-jumbo. But in plain English, RDR is a study of how financial products are sold to the public. It is crucial because if change is carried out properly, it could help prevent future mis-selling scandals.
Friday 18 April 2008
Sunday 13 April 2008
Wednesday 13 February 2008
More than £180m in compensation has been paid to patients wrongly charged for long-term nursing care in a bureaucratic blunder by the NHS.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
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Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence