Monthly Archives: February 2013

Online Training for Stroke Care Teams and a Patient Information Brochure (Wessex HIEC / University of Central Lancashire)

Summary Wessex HIEC (Southampton University and the Wessex Stroke Forum Clinical Leads Group for ESD) and local networks have developed a resource to assist earlier hospital discharge for stroke care patients with the support of community-based teams. This online training … Continue reading

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NHS Friends and Family Test: Publishing Results (Department of Health)

Summary This guidance helps providers of NHS funded services to calculate and present NHS friends and family test results. Full Text Link Reference Department of Health (2013). The NHS friends and family test: publication guidance. Leeds: Department of Health, February … Continue reading

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NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This contract is for use when commissioning healthcare services. It reflects the Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 report. The CQUIN Table of Goals includes: Friends and Family Test. NHS Safety Thermometer. Dementia Case Finding. VTE. Full Text Link (a) … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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Housing, Dementia and Staying Independent (Housing LIN)

Summary This Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) report was created originally for the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Alliance programme and has been updated by the ADASS Housing Policy Network / Housing LIN. The report examines recent developments in housing … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy to Slow Dementia Onset? (NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary This NHS Choices critical appraisal examines press coverage of recent research which investigated the relationship between the genetic variant APOE-e4 (which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and telomere length (an indicator of cell … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt Warns NHS Health Trusts Over Gagging Orders (BBC Health News)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has found it necessary to write to all English NHS Trusts to remind them that the use gagging clauses and pay-offs to stop staff raising concerns over care quality would be contrary to the duty of candour and … Continue reading

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Social Care Reform Plans in England (Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary The Government has announced new arrangements for the funding of care for the elderly, with a view to at least partially avoiding individuals having to incur unlimited costs. The plan is based loosely on the recommendations made by the … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society Holds Dementia Friends Information Sessions (Department of Health)

Summary Volunteers across England are now able to sign up for training / awareness sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Over 12,000 people have already registered an interest in becoming a Dementia Friend. Over 60 Dementia Friends sessions and 30 Dementia Friends Champion … Continue reading

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Elderly Suffer from Poor Home Care (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission found evidence of rushed appointments and poor care assessments in its review of 250 home care services. A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England appear to be failing to meet the necessary quality and … Continue reading

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