Monthly Archives: March 2013

Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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Making a Difference in Dementia: Nursing Vision and Strategy (Department of Health)

Summary The Making a Difference in Dementia strategy recognises the “unique and specialist contribution” that nurses can make in the care of people with dementia. The vision / strategy demonstrates the 6Cs for dementia care (Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, Commitment) … Continue reading

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Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … Continue reading

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NHS Commissioning Board Renamed as NHS England (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board is about to change its name to NHS England, from April 1st 2013.  NHS England carries overall responsibility for a £95 billion NHS commissioning budget. “The main aim of NHS England is to improve the health … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (Skills for Health and Skills for Care)

Summary Skills for Health and Skills for Care were sponsored by the Department of Health in 2011 to develop a Code of Conduct and a set of National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers. Read more: Code of Conduct and … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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