Monthly Archives: January 2012

Integrated Commissioning Improving Health and Social Care in London (London Councils / King’s Fund)

Summary The “Improving health and social care in London: supporting integrated commissioning” report indicates how the integration of support services for health and social care services could make available £50 per head, which could be used to support local planning … Continue reading

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Nutritional Optimisation for Older People with Dementia (Nursing Standard)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary This article examines interventions to establish and maintain adequate nutritional intake in older people with dementia. The problems of inadequate hydration … Continue reading

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Building Capacity to Strengthen the UK’s Research in Dementia (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary This report urges the Government and other policy makers to show still greater commitment to a UK national dementia research … Continue reading

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Emergency Readmissions to Hospital: a Scoping Review Concerning their Prevention and Reduction (RAND Corporation)

Summary It was proposed in The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 that data on inappropriate emergency admission / re-admission rates should become a performance measure in national reporting. The study examines the evidence and potential for use … Continue reading

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Defining Mental Health Services: Promoting Effective Commissioning and Supporting QIPP (NHS Confederation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary There has not been a consistent definition of what constitutes an inpatient bed in mental health, and this has resulted … Continue reading

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Alistair Burns Spotlights the Healthcare Environment (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary In this Department of Health video web blog posting,  Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) talks about the … Continue reading

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