Policy proposal: Address the needs of older alcohol drinkers by enforcing action against age inequalities in existing services and developing a range of specialist services to support older adults who drink.
When NHS health checks for everyone aged between 40 and 74 were introduced in England a decade ago it was hoped that they would prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes. The idea of screening...
Dr Tony RaoDo GP health checks reduce death rates? From the evidence so far, apparently not. But I would argue that there should be other outcome measures such as disability, quality of life and independence.
The BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern has apologised for making a dig at Boris Johnson over his “girly swot” remarks. McGovern, 37, made the comments after a speech by the prime minister at...
Dr Tony Rao“What the BBC doesn’t do enough of is thinking about getting people from more working-class backgrounds.” Never a truer word spoken @stephbreakfast. But it’s also about addressing the north-south divide among presenters.
Matt Hancock has criticised Treasury plans to reinstate duty free in the event of a no deal Brexit, amid warnings the measure could harm public health.
Dr Tony RaoThanks for acknowledging public health burden of alcohol @MattHancock. We already have a growing population of older people from whom alcohol has already become increasingly more affordable and more harmful to their health. This will simply things worse.
I’m writing this blog as I drink my flat white following my yoga class where the yoga teacher was wearing a fab ‘Carbs and cuddles’ sweatshirt; this is the life I think, this is my choice, this is …
Dr Tony RaoSpot on @ADPHUK@Jeanelleuk@UK_HF. Affluent health savvy individuals might buy the "lifestyle" cliché. For my older patients, living in deprivation does not often give them the choice to modify their health, particularly their risky drinking patterns.
Treating high blood pressure could slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests. A study of almost 11,000 people indicated that people who were taking medication for hypertension...
Dr Tony RaoIt’s amazing how policy lags so far behind research. My MD was in vascular dementia and that was 21 years ago. The association between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s has been known for a long as that, if not longer
BY TOBY PORTER [email protected] A 13-year-old is celebrating becoming the youngest person in the UK
Dr Tony RaoWorking with vulnerable people in the community, acutely aware that social housing needs talented & committed professionals. Huge accomplishment. Young people need to have a voice. This is an excellent start to get this heard. @phoenixtogether #ukhousing
Dr Tony Rao% of @MaudsleyNHS older adult CMHTs (including memory services, HTT & care home intervention teams) with AUDIT screening rates of 50% or more has increased from 25% to 75% in past 6 months. #integratedcare for #DualDiagnosis. Find out more at @MCA_med 2019
September 2, 2019: Jacinda Ardern posted on LinkedIn
Dr Tony Rao😮Just watch @jacindaardern on camera answering questions on housing; addressing nuclear non-proliferation and tackling zero carbon admissions. Please can we loan her to Westminster. A global leader with global values.
Neurologist is called ‘remoaner’ after asking what death rate Commons leader would accept
Dr Tony RaoMy school produced many communicators, some of whom went into the media. Thank goodness it didn’t produce people who thought that sounding posh meant taking the moral high ground in such a sanctimonious fashion. It’s not @djnicholl who should be ashamed.