Monthly Archives: November 2012

Quality of NHS and Social Care Declining? (BBC News / Care Quality Commission)

Summary The latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England may be beginning to suffer. The report presents a summary of over 13,000 inspections … Continue reading

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Latest Patients’ Association Report on NHS Care (BBC News / Patients’ Association)

Summary The third annual report on NHS care from the Patients’ Association presents disturbing new examples of poor care, where patients are thought to have been neglected, left in pain and / or without food and water. Read more: BBC New: Action urged … Continue reading

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Care Home Resource “carehome.co.uk” Joins DeNDRoN’s Research Ready Care Home Network

Summary The Research Ready Care Home Network is run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). One of the ambitions of the NIHR’s Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN), under the “Improving Dementia Research” component of the Prime … Continue reading

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Patterns of Health and Social Care at the End of Life (The Nuffield Trust)

Summary This report summarises findings from a study – which was commissioned by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network – following more than 73,000 people using publicly funded health and social care services during the last months of … Continue reading

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Housing and Care for Vulnerable Older People: Social Housing Providers and Older People’s Organisations Working Together (Orbit Charitable Trust)

Summary This report from the Orbit Charitable Trust discusses the outcomes from a programme of research and policy work into the needs of older people with dementia, mental illness and other health-related problems and the ways in which different organisations … Continue reading

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NHS Performance for Quarter 1, 2012/13 (Department of Health)

Summary According to this broad-ranging report on the NHS’s performance during the first quarter of this year, the NHS saved £1.2 billion. Full Text Link Reference Department of Health (2012). thequarter. Quarter 1 2012/13 An update from David Flory, Deputy … Continue reading

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Two “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Lancet Neurology / BMJ Open)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: New Drug NA-1 Could Reduce Stroke Risk of … Continue reading

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Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of … Continue reading

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Time to Think Differently Programme: Future Trends Analysis (King’s Fund)

Summary This section of the King’s Fund‘s “Time to Think Differently Programme” attempts to offer a comprehensive overview and analysis of the trends which are likely to influence how health and social care is delivered in the future.  The authors of these web pages aim to ensure … Continue reading

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Overview of Future Health and Social Care Trends (King’s Fund)

Summary This overview represents the King’s Fund’s summary of the main “trends and drivers” which are likely to shape health and social care services over the next 20 years. It analyses these trends as a contribution to the evidence base … Continue reading

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