Monthly Archives: May 2012

RCN’s New Technology Guide: Using Technology to Complement Nursing Practice (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced a set of five guides to help nursing staff use new technology. … Continue reading

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Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Donepezil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine and Memantine for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (Health Technology Assessment)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The purpose of this Health Technology Assessment was to review and update guidance to the NHS in England and Wales … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge: Official Website (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The Dementia Challenge was launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron. The Prime Minister’s dementia challenge defines ambitious aims to … Continue reading

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Bulletin for Proposed / Emerging CCGs: Issue 14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board has released Issue 14 (May 24th 2012) of the “Bulletin for Proposed CCGs”. This edition covers the latest commissioning topics, including the proposed configuration and member practices for 212 proposed CCGs and their indicative running … Continue reading

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PM Endorses Work of the Dementia Friendly Communities Champion Group (Department of Health, Dementia)

Summary Work is underway at the Dementia Friendly Communities Champion Group. The group is one of three champion groups set up as part of the dementia challenge to explore how to create dementia friendly communities, improve dementia research and improve … Continue reading

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Proposed CCG Configuration and Member Practices (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published the proposed configuration and member practices for 212 proposed CCGs, which represents a major step towards establishing the new clinical commissioning landscape by April 2013. The publication of running cost allowances should help proposed CCGs to develop and become … Continue reading

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The Best of the Rest: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (April / Early May 2012)

Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined during creation of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter. It is impractical to include all of these articles in any given month’s newsletter. A … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care of Patients with Dementia in the Acute Setting (Complete Nutrition)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article discusses the role of the dietitian in an acute hospital working with dementia patients. It outlines various causes of … Continue reading

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Supporting Dementia Workers: a Manager’s Guide to Learning and Development for Social Care Workers Supporting People with Dementia (Skills for Care)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This guide is designed to assist managers in developing their workforce to enable them to provide high quality of care … Continue reading

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National and Regional CCG Maps (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) has published national and regional maps showing the proposed geographical boundaries for CCGs. Full Text Link Reference Clinical Commissioning Groups in England: proposed geographical boundaries. London: NHS Commissioning Board, 2012.

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