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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Food & Nutrition

29th November 2016

Celebrate World COPD Day

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

November 16th was World COPD Day, and what better to celebrate it than by improving our knowledge of this condition,...

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25th November 2016

Allergy Responsibility – How much do you know?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

As a care provider, it is your responsibility to ensure that  allergen information is provided for the food you serve,...

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18th November 2016

Coffee and Dementia: News That’s Cold, Lukewarm or Hot?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Some of the most recent headlines on dietary factors and dementia prevention involve cups of coffee. Yes, coffee. In fact, the...

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13th November 2016

Could A Holistic Approach to Mealtimes Help Dementia Sufferers?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Dementia is one of the most pressing challenges for the care of older people. It’s also a major contributor to...

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23rd October 2016

Yes, We Do Need Education on Dysphagia!

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

It is always gratifying to see some of the important health issues prevalent in care homes raised in the health...

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15th October 2016

Care Homes – What Grade is Your Food Safety?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

We often discuss safety issues on this blog in respect of service users receiving adequate nutrition and hydration, but this...

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02nd October 2016

Looking After Our Hearts – The Facts

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Age is the dominant driver of cardiovascular risk, that is the risk of conditions that affect the heart (cardio) and...

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19th September 2016

Equipping Staff To Tackle Malnutrition

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

We know it is essential that malnutrition and dehydration problems are recognised and treated. Yet despite many standards and initiatives...

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09th September 2016

Roast Beef and Custard – Patient-Centred Care

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

An article published in Care Home  Catering, reporting on the presentations given at their latest Forum event focussing on patient-centred...

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26th August 2016

Friendship, Respect and Excellence

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

There can be few of us that were not moved by the heroic feats of our UK sports people at...

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