Monthly Archives: November 2013

Winter Friends Pledge (NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS Winter Friends campaign hopes to encourage 100,000 people to sign the NHS Winter Friends Pledge. This involves making a small commitment to take some time this winter to enquire after the wellbeing of an elderly friend or neighbour occasionally, and to make … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit: a Message to International Leaders (Alzheimer’s Society / Alzheimer’s Research UK / Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society and other international charities have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Health in advance of the G8 Dementia Summit on December 11th 2013 in London. The letter calls for a collaborative global action plan on dementia research; … Continue reading

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Alistair Burns Reviews Current Position on Dementia and G8 Dementia Summit (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia from NHS England, talks about the current position on dementia, including dementia research and dementia friendly communities. Read more and view the video: The current position on dementia and the G8 dementia summit – Alistair … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Reporting Systems: Integrated Development (E-Health Insider)

Summary NHS England and the MHRA are working to integrate the two national reporting systems for patient safety in the NHS. The National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), previously run by NPSA, and one run by MHRA are being merged … Continue reading

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CQC Inspection Report Criticises Furness General Hospital Dementia Unit (BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) attributed problems in the standards of care in the Ramsay Unit at Furness General Hospital primarily to “chronic staff shortages”. New admissions to the unit were halted by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust briefly, after an … Continue reading

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UK Patients’ Association: New President to Improve Care Standards (BBC News)

Summary Robert Francis, the man who authored the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal (the Francis Inquiry Report), has been appointed as the president of the Patients Association. He has vowed to do all he can to rid the NHS of bad … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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Nursing: a Force for Change (NHS England)

Summary Jane Cummings, NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer, gave a “one year on” report at the CNO Conference in Birmingham, a year since publication of the Compassion in Practice strategy. Read more: NHS England. Nursing as a force for change – Jane Cummings. … Continue reading

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Loneliness and Social Isolation: Review of HWBs’ Priorities (Campaign to End Loneliness)

Summary An earlier Campaign to End Loneliness publication, “Ignoring the health risks?”, examined the importance Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) across England had given to the public health issues arising from loneliness and isolation within their strategies. This “Still ignoring … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2014/2015 (HSCIC ASCOF)

Summary The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) defines the indicators for measuring adult social care outcomes in 2014 and 2015. “The website presents ‘outcome measures’ from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) for 2012/13, published by the Health and … Continue reading

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