Monthly Archives: November 2011

Alzheimer’s Brain Damage Reversed by Deep Brain Stimulation? (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary Alzheimer’s Disease could be eased by regular small fleeting pulses of electricity. A small safety trial to test “deep brain … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework: Handbook of Definitions (Department of Health)

Summary This handbook of data definitions clarifies the technical detail of each measure in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF), with worked examples. The purpose of this handbook is to enable consistency in reporting and data interpretation. The ASCOF … Continue reading

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The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary The new “operating framework for the NHS in England 2012/13” defines the business and planning arrangements for the NHS in … Continue reading

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Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Families and Personalisation (Carers UK)

Summary BAME carers have specific cultural needs and often struggle to secure tailored support from traditional services. Personalisation should offer the ideal opportunity for BAME families in this regard, in that the recipients of personal budgets may exercise choice and … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Research: a Behind the Headlines Special Report (Bazian / NHS Choices)

Summary The “Behind the Headlines” service, from Bazian (the company behind NHS Choices and NHS Evidence), reviews medical topics in the news. NHS Choices has examined many news stories on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, some of which have been pulled … Continue reading

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CQC Inspections to Target Poor Home Care (Department of Health Media Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary On November 22nd the Care Services Minister Paul Burstow praised the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that it has planned a programme of … Continue reading

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UCL Institute of Health Equity: Narrowing the Health Gap

Summary The University College London (UCL) Institute of Health Equity has been launched to help reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants of disease. The UCL Institute of Health Equity is led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot and … Continue reading

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Close to Home, Inquiry into Home Care for Older People (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary Care for as many as one-quarter of a million elderly people in their own homes in England is so bad that it … Continue reading

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Making Personal Budgets Work for People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary This report recommends that the personal budget system be adapted to meet the needs of people with dementia. Currently more … Continue reading

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Scheme to Support Healthcare Assistants Announced (Department of Health)

Summary A scheme to support the training standards of healthcare assistants was unveiled by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on November 15th 2011. Speaking at the NHS Employers conference in Liverpool, Andrew Lansley described plans to develop a code of conduct and minimum training … Continue reading

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