Outline of Government’s Work to Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Care and Research 2015 (House of Commons Library)

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Coinciding with publication of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020, this House of Commons Library Standard Note discusses the Government’s objectives for the next five years, in relation to Government’s, NHS’s and other statutory bodies’ efforts to improve dementia diagnosis, care and support and research. This document presents statistics and maps on age-adjusted dementia prevalence across the UK, including local level data on dementia diagnoses in English Parliamentary constituencies.

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Blow, E. [and] Baker, C. (2015). Dementia: statistics on prevalence and an outline of the Government’s work to improve diagnosis, care and research 2015. London: House of Commons Library, February 23rd 2015. Standard Note: SN07007.

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Beyond Integrated Care: Population Health Systems? (King’s Fund / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary

Persons concerned about integrated care and public health are invited to consider population health as a broader, all-encompassing, construct for addressing local public health and a broad range of socio-economic determinants of health inequalities.

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Alderwick, H. Ham, C. [and] Buck, D. (2015). Population health systems: going beyond integrated care. London: The King’s Fund, January 22nd 2015.

Pooled Budgets in Greater Manchester

Possibly also of interest, the £6 billion health and social care budget for Greater Manchester is to be controlled by local councils under devolved NHS powers:

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Greater Manchester Councils ‘to control £6bn NHS budget’. London: BBC News Manchester / BBC Health News, February 24th 2015.

10 local authorities, 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups, 14 NHS providers, NHS England and the government are discussing this groundbreaking agreement for health and social care.

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Discussions in Greater Manchester around a new partnership for health and social care are underway. London: NHS England, February 25th 2015.

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Greater Manchester £6bn NHS budget devolution begins in April. London: BBC News Manchester / BBC Health News, February 27th 2015.

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Pym, H. (2015). ‘Devo Manc’ and the NHS. London: BBC Health News, February 27th 2015.

“ …no-one should pretend that combining two leaky buckets will magically create a watertight solution”. (Simon Stevens [2014], paraphrased).

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Join Dementia Research: Clinical Trials Matchmaker Service (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / BBC News)

Summary

The “Join Dementia Research” website assists people with dementia to learn about, and become involved in, dementia research. A new enhancement to this service allows people with dementia (or their families / carers for example, acting on their behalf) to register an interest in participating in research studies. This is hoped to remove barriers to public and patient engagement in research trials, while helping researchers find suitable participants as and when required.

Functions of Join Dementia Research include:

  1. Finding studies matching a person’s profile.
  2. Connecting with researchers.
  3. Discovering / learning about new studies.
  4. Helping to find better treatments and improvements in dementia care (to help future generations).

“Join Dementia Research is a collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and UCL Partners, and has been funded by the Department of Health and NHS England through the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI) Healthcare Programme”.

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Scheme launches to help people take part in dementia research. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge, February 24th 2015.

Possibly also of interest:

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Dementia research matchmaker scheme. London: BBC Health News, February 24th 2015.

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Knowledge for Healthcare: HEE’s Development Framework for Library and Knowledge Services (Health Education England)

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Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for planning investment in healthcare Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) on behalf of the NHS in England. These services support education, lifelong learning, research and evidence based practice. HEE has released plans to develop LKS roles and delivery, with the ambition of making healthcare knowledge services “business critical” for informed decision-making and innovation in the NHS.

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Knowledge for healthcare: a development framework for NHS library and knowledge services in England, 2015 – 2020. London: Health Education England; Library and Knowledge Services, December 2014.

There is also an Executive Summary:

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Knowledge for healthcare: a briefing on the development framework for NHS library and knowledge services in England, 2015 – 2020. London: Health Education England; Library and Knowledge Services, December 2014.

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NHS Indicators: February 2015 (House of Commons Library / BBC News)

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The following House of Commons parliamentary paper covers statistical indicators for NHS England including the following broad categories:

  1. Hospital activity and capacity.
  2. Staff numbers.
  3. Waiting times and other performance indicators.

A description of the indicators, showing trends over several years, is provided for the following topics:

  • Accident and emergency attendance and performance.
  • Ambulance call volume and response times.
  • Waiting times for routine treatment.
  • Waiting times for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Cancelled operations.
  • Delayed transfers of care.
  • Diagnostic waiting times and activity.
  • Waiting times for mental health treatment.
  • Workforce numbers for doctors, nurses and other staff
  • Hospital activity, referrals and admissions.
  • Bed availability and occupancy.

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Baker, C. (2015). NHS indicators: February 2015. Research paper RP15/7. London: House of Commons Library, February 17th 2015.

Possibly also of interest:

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Mundasad, S. (2015). NHS misses urgent cancer therapy targets for whole year. London: BBC Health News, February 18th 2015.

NHS Winter Tracker (BBC’s Weekly Statistics)

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Triggle, N. (2015). A&E waits improve across England. London: BBC Health News, February 13th 2015.

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A&E waits improve across England. London: BBC Health News, February 13th 2015.

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A&E waits worsen across England. London: BBC Health News, February 20th 2015.

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Fit for Frailty Guidance: Part 1 and Part 2 (BGS)

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The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has issued guidance on the care of frail older people in community and outpatient settings. Their “Fit for Frailty” guidance emerged from workshop meetings in June 2014. Part 1 supplies advice in the form of a “consensus statement” on care of older people living with frailty.

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British Geriatrics Society (2014). Fit for Frailty. Consensus best practice guidance for the care of older people living with frailty in community and outpatient settings. A report by the British Geriatrics Society in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Age UK. London: British Geriatrics Society (BGS), June 2014.

Part 2 of Fit for Frailty covers commissioning and managing these services.

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British Geriatrics Society (2015). Fit for Frailty. Developing, commissioning and managing services for people living with frailty in community settings. Guidance for GPs, Geriatricians, Health Service managers, social service managers and commissioners of services. A report from the British Geriatrics Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners. London: British Geriatrics Society (BGS), January 2015.

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