Monthly Archives: May 2013

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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National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health (Breakthrough)

Summary The National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health provide an opportunity to recognise positive work in mental health, anywhere in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. There are nine categories of award for teams and services, including a specific … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Proposed for Next Newsletter, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Game Creators Developing Digital Technologies to Help People with Dementia (BBC News Scotland / Glasgow Caledonian University)

Summary Young software experts and designers more usually at home in Scotland’s creative computer-games industry are taking part in a 48-hour “boiler-room” challenge, at Glasgow Caledonian University, directed towards the rapid development of life-changing digital products with the potential to … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, BBC News, For Carers (mostly), In the News, International, Management of Condition, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Scotland, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013

Announcement To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, Volume 3 Issue 7 of the Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence newsletter was published on May 24th 2013. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Week: Thinking Ahead (UKMi)

Summary This edition of Thinking Ahead, from UK Medicines Information  (UKMi), has been written for Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 25th 2013. Full Text Link (MS Word format). Reference Hall, J. (2013). Thinking Ahead: Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything. … Continue reading

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