Monthly Archives: December 2013

MiNDbank Database: World Health Organization (WHO)

Summary The World Health Organisation’s MiNDbank database includes international information about mental health, substance abuse, disability and human rights. It covers the various policies, strategies, laws and service standards implemented in these fields by different countries. “Launched on Human Rights … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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NHS Culture Change Moves Forwards / Waiting Time Targets (BBC News / CQC / Nuffield Trust / QualityWatch)

Summary David Prior, the Care Quality Commission chairman, has commented that the NHS had become “too powerful to criticise” in the recent past, despite some patients receiving an unsatisfactory service. Even the most senior staff were sometimes afraid to speak out. He … Continue reading

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Digital Health: Working in Partnership (Department of Health / Healthcare UK)

Summary The “Digital health: working in partnership” report on digital health from the Department of Health and Healthcare UK explores the potential gains, in terms of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery, to be derived from telecare, telehealth, mobile … Continue reading

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Right Care Resource Centre (Right Care)

Summary Right Care has created a resource centre of casebooks, tools and assorted resources to help commissioners identify local opportunities. The categories of resources available include: Casebooks: Right Care Casebooks cover how local health communities have implemented aspects of the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Evaluation for Slowing Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary A trial is underway at Imperial College London, King’s College and sites in Oxford, Southampton and Swindon, to determine whether the drug Liraglutide used to treat diabetes might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study will involve 200 patients with … Continue reading

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SCIE Dementia Gateway: Newly Improved (SCIE)

Summary The SCIE Dementia Gateway has been relaunched. This is now produced in partnership with the Salford Institute for Dementia. At the G8 Dementia Summit, SCIE’s Chair Lord Michael Bichard reminded delegates about the “essential role of social care and support for people … Continue reading

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Salford Institute for Dementia (University of Salford)

Summary Introducing the University of Salford‘s Salford Institute for Dementia: “Working together with local, regional, national and international partners to make a positive difference to living with dementia”. Read more: Salford Institute for Dementia. School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. University of Salford, … Continue reading

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Information Resource on Lewy Body Dementia (National Institute on Aging: USA)

Summary More than 1 million Americans may be affected by Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). This information resource from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has been written to assist people with … Continue reading

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