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New NHS Wheelchair Service launches for North East London

New NHS Wheelchair Service launches for North East London

2 days ago, Jan 17 at 8:01am
AJM Healthcare has been awarded a new Integrated Wheelchair Service for NHS patients in North East London, aiming to deliver a safe, effective, responsive and integrated service to meet the needs of Service Users, their families and carers.
Motability fleet declines as customers fail to quality under PIP reassessment

Motability fleet declines as customers fail to quality under PIP reassessment

1 week ago, Jan 12 at 10:56am
In Motability Operations' Annual Report for 2017, the organisation has revealed the Motability fleet size has declined from 648,000 in 2016 to 629,000 in 2017, a reduction of 2.9%, as over 40% of working-age customers fail to meet the Scheme’s criteria after PIP reassessments.
United Mobility Training campaigns for mandatory mobility scooter training

United Mobility Training campaigns for mandatory mobility scooter training

3 weeks ago, Jan 02 at 1:48pm
According to figures released by the Department of Transport, there were 260 reported accidents in 2016, equating to a 17% increase on the previous year. Alarmingly, the number of fatalities in 2016 increased by 75% of the eight fatalities reported in 2015.
Battery manufacturer questions Government's industrial strategy

Battery manufacturer questions Government's industrial strategy

Dec 07 at 4:23pm
Is the Government's industrial strategy failing an ageing population and missing a key component when investing in new products aimed at improving independent living? Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager of Accutronics shares his thoughts.
CMA calls for urgent action across the UK care home market

CMA calls for urgent action across the UK care home market

Dec 06 at 9:59am
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for urgent reform following its extensive review of whether the residential care homes sector is working well for people and their families.
New therapy centre adopts UK manufactured assistive exercise equipment

New therapy centre adopts UK manufactured assistive exercise equipment

Dec 05 at 10:12am
An innovative therapy centre designed to encourage exercise participation in older adults and to support the rehabilitation needs of those living with long-term health conditions has opened in Andover.
Extra £42m for Disabled Facilities Grants in 2017 Budget

Extra £42m for Disabled Facilities Grants in 2017 Budget

Nov 24 at 12:00am
In Wednesday's Budget, it was announced that an additional £42 million is to be provided for Disabled Facilities Grants in 2017-18, increasing the total budget for this year to £473 million.
Mobility company management face sentencing after aggressive selling tactics

Mobility company management face sentencing after aggressive selling tactics

Nov 14 at 11:01am
Senior management and staff at Peterborough firm Life Comfort Products have admitted to using aggressive sales techniques to elderly residents with mobility issues at Peterborough Crown Court. Six members of staff, as well as the firm itself, will be sentenced at the Court on Monday, January  8th 2018.
Are retailers unknowingly exposing employees to risks?

Are retailers unknowingly exposing employees to risks?

Nov 13 at 10:03am
A specialist provider of Compliance, Technical, and Safety training has warned retailers that their employees could be exposed to risk in confined spaces without realising it. 
NHS trusts to be ranked in 'procurement league table’

NHS trusts to be ranked in 'procurement league table’

Nov 10 at 4:19pm
A new initiative announced by the Department of Health will rank hospital based on the amount they procure goods and services in a new league table.
 
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