Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hospital2Home Resource Pack for Housing and Care Integration (Housing LIN / Healthcare Today UK)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary A resource pack has been developed to support cross-sector co-operation across housing, health and social care. The “Hospital2Home” … Continue reading

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Health Secretary Announces Funding for Care Homes and Wards: Enhancing the Healing Environment for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced additional funding to promote the creation of care environments for people with … Continue reading

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Re-Admission to National Health Service (NHS) Hospitals in England Within 30 Days of Discharge (Nuffield Trust / BMJ Open)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary An algorithm has been developed for identification of  in-patients at high risk of unplanned re-admission to NHS … Continue reading

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Diagnosis and Lewy Body Dementia: Making Most of Taxpayer’s Millions (Guest Post: Cecilia Yardley, Lewy Body Society)

Extracted Summary The Lewy Body Society, the only European charity focused exclusively on Lewy body dementias, the second most common type of dementia, warmly welcomes the Health Minister Jeremy Hunt’s pledge to invest £50M on dementia care environments and urges readers … Continue reading

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Care Integration Awards: Recognising and Rewarding Excellence in Collaborative Healthcare Practice (HSJ / Nursing Times)

Summary The Care Integration Awards celebrate and recognise health services which provide high quality, effective and “joined-up” care solutions for patients and service users. The awards acknowledge organisations and individuals “at the forefront” in offering integrated care geared to ensuring … Continue reading

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Developing a Payment Mechanism for Mental Health (HFMA)

Summary The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) mental health faculty has published a discussion paper on the development of mental health payment by results. The aim is to develop a reimbursement system, based upon need, which delivers and incentivises quality … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Use of the STOPP and START Criteria

Summary Many drugs which can be prescribed safely and effectively for younger patients are potentially inappropriate for the elderly.  A screening tool has been developed in Ireland. Reference Vermeulen Windsant-van den Tweel, AM. Verduijn, MM. [and] Derijks, HJ. [et al] … Continue reading

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