Articles by Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

Feb 4, 2014 1 min

Carer finances are under strain; what can be done?

95% of care is delivered by family members, which can put long-term strain on domestic finances. Can home care ever be an affordable option? Whatever your political views about benefit cuts and the struggle to access statutory care services, the…

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Jan 29, 2014 2 min
control over care

Personal Health Budgets

Dr. Jamie Wilson talks about the introduction of Personal Health Budgets, the positive impacts it may have and the various oppositions to the change. Personal Health Budgets and the medical establishment In April this year (2014), 56,000 patients receiving NHS…

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Jan 7, 2014 4 min

How to plan a granny annexe

Planning a granny annexe requires consideration of: the nature of your home, tax and financial implications, and long-term suitability. Planning to move your parents or other elderly relatives into your existing property can be a challenge. However, it can have…

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Mar 18, 2013 5 min
Loneliness in old age

Battling the Loneliness Epidemic

As your elderly loved ones age they inevitably lose lifetime friends and close family members, which can leave them feeling both bereft and isolated. Isolation and loneliness in older people are growing problems in the UK.  The number of people…

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