Monthly Archives: May 2013

Assessing the Quality of Memory Services (BMJ / CCQI)

Summary This article discusses work underway to assess the quality of memory services across the UK as the provision of these services expands. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP), which adopts a three … Continue reading

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Hazel Blears Praises Salford’s Efforts to Support People with Dementia (Manchester Gazette)

Summary Hazel Blears, Salford and Eccles MP, praised work in Salford to support people with dementia during an event marking Dementia Awareness Week. Read more: Hazel Blears Praises Salford’s Efforts to Support People with Dementia. Manchester Gazette. Reference Hazel Blears Praises Salford’s Efforts to Support … Continue reading

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High-Dose Painkiller Heart Risk (NHS Choices / BBC News)

Summary Commonly-used painkillers, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, can increase the risk of heart problems slightly if taken in high doses over a long time. This conclusion was arrived at by meta-analysis of data from 639 separate clinical trials. The risks remain … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Guidance for Commissioners of Home Care (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

Summary This guide has been created to assist local authority elected members and staff, involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care, to understand the obligations upon them under the Human Rights Act 1998. The main section headings cover: … Continue reading

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Stroke Patients Show Signs of Recovery in Stem-Cell Treatment Trial (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary An early piece of research into the safety and tolerability of stem cell therapy called ReN001 for the treatment of ischaemic stroke (where blood supply to the brain is blocked by blood clots) suggests that the nine people included … Continue reading

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Mandate to Health Education England (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health document is the government’s mandate to Health Education England (HEE). It covers strategic objectives for workforce planning, health education, and training and development. HEE works, with the networks of employers and Local Education and Training Boards, … Continue reading

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Funding Extra Care Housing Technical Brief (Housing LIN)

This Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) Technical Brief explains the methods of Funding Extra Care Housing. This document provides details about the sources of capital and revenue funding available to support investment for developing new extra care housing, and for maintaining existing extra care housing … Continue reading

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Narrative for Person-Centred Coordinated Care (National Voices / TLAP)

Summary This narrative on care integration has been developed to encourage local areas accept the challenge of re-designing services with due regard to the perspectives of their users. “National Voices welcomes ambitions to make joined-up health and care the norm by 2018, … Continue reading

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Older People with High Support Needs in Housing With Care (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) briefing discusses the promises and the challenges of Housing With Care (HWC) as a model for improving the quality of life of older people with high support needs. The main messages and practice examples … Continue reading

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Patient-Centred Leadership: Rediscovering NHS Purpose (King’s Fund)

Summary This report explores findings from the Francis Inquiry about failings of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust regarding NHS leadership and culture. It discusses what steps might help to avoid comparable failures in future, and looks into three … Continue reading

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