Monthly Archives: October 2013

Avoidable Hospital Admissions Crisis (BBC News / NAO)

Summary Too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England take place according to the National Audit Office. There were 5.3 million such admissions during the last financial year, which represents a 47% rise over 15 years. Many of the individuals involved are frail elderly patients who … Continue reading

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Community Resource Teams in Pembrokeshire: Integration of Health and Social Care (King’s Fund)

Summary The final King’s Fund case study (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation), in the “Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions” series, investigates integrated health and social care teams, known as Community Resource Teams (CRTs), working with … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Patient Journey into Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary This research report, from Lilly UK and the Alzheimer’s Society, explores the experience of progression through stages in the development of dementia, from the early signs to diagnosis and beyond. Full Text Link Reference The ‘patient journey’ for people … Continue reading

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Three Patient Information Leaflets from Parkinson’s UK (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Three further briefings, tailored specifically to the information needs of patients, families and carers, have been produced by the charity Parkinson’s UK. Mild Memory Problems This briefing offers insights into the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and offers practical … Continue reading

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South Devon and Torbay: Community Virtual Wards and Proactive Case Management (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund case study (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) investigates community virtual wards based in GP practices within South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The community virtual wards were introduced by Devon Primary Care … Continue reading

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NHS Complaints Review Report (BBC News)

Summary The government-backed review investigating how the NHS in England handles complaints has been published. An achievement of this review is to have persuaded twelve important organisations to sign-up to a series of pledges. Recommendations include improving quality of care, improving how … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Genetics Research Breakthrough (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Genetics)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists from 145 academic institutions investigating Alzheimer’s Disease have performed a meta-analysis of data about the DNA of 17,000 patients and 37,000 healthy people. Their analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified 21 genetic … Continue reading

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