Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Health and Social Care Act 2012: Get in on the Act (Local Government Association)

Summary This narrative review from the Local Government Association offers a quick guide to recent legislation, summarising the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the provisions which are of relevance to local government. This review goes further, in pointing out … Continue reading

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Medical Generalism: Expertise in Whole Person Medicine (RCGP)

Summary The “Medical generalism: why expertise in whole person medicine matters” report represents the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)’s response to the October 2011 report produced by the Independent Commission on Generalism. This report shows how medical generalists provide … Continue reading

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Medical Generalism: Report of an Independent Commission for the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Health Foundation (Commission on Generalism / RCGP)

Summary This 2011 report considered the contribution of medical generalism and the role of the generalist in the healthcare system. Amongst its many finding, this report repeats evidence that people with long-term conditions account for 50% of all GP appointments, … Continue reading

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Working Locally: Micro-Enterprises and Building Community Assets (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation paper covers some lessons which NHS decision makers might be able to learn from the examination of micro-scale approaches in social care. This document reviews the potential role of micro-enterprise development in integrated health, care and … Continue reading

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Checklist for Dementia Friendly Communities (Housing Learning and Improvement Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This checklist for developing dementia friendly environments at the housing level offers a list of useful points to consider when … Continue reading

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Failures in NHS Standards Exposed by Watchdog (BBC News / CQC)

Summary More than a quarter of NHS and social care services in England are failing to meet all of the essential standards required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Read more: BBC News. Failures in NHS standards exposed by watchdog. Reference … Continue reading

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The Quest for Dementia Friendly Communities (Housing Learning and Improvement Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Housing LIN Viewpoint No.25 from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) examines current policy and practice in relation … Continue reading

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