Monthly Archives: March 2014

Supporting Employees Caring for Persons With Dementia (Carers UK)

Summary The impact of dementia is an increasingly significant issue in the workplace. People are often struggling to combine work with caring for family member or friend. Carers UK and Employers for Carers performed a survey of employers and employees … Continue reading

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Professional Standards Authority Report on NMC (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been criticised by the Professional Standards Authority over its handling of disciplinary cases. Full Text Link Reference Hughes, D. (2014). Mid-Staffs scandal: Nursing and Midwifery Council criticised. London: BBC Health News, March 31st … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organisations in the USA and England (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report investigates Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) in the United States and England. The relevance of ACOs for integrated care initiatives in England are assessed. “In the United States, accountable care organisations ACOs – a group of … Continue reading

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On the Future of Mental Health (NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network)

Summary This paper from the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network (MHN) discusses the challenges facing mental health services during the next ten to twenty years. It considers changes to population demographics, new technologies, increasing demand, financial constraints in the NHS, plus the … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Mental Health Network (NHS Confederation), Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NICE Guidelines, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia Action Alliance Webinars for 2014 (DAA)

Summary The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) has organised a series of free webinars on dementia and related topics. The list of events, so far, includes: What Living With Dementia Is All About. Presented by Peter Ashley, Living With Dementia. Thursday … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Society, Charitable Bodies, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chief Medical Officer’s Second Public Health Surveillance Report (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s second surveillance report offers a broad review of England’s public health. This second surveillance volume, “Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Surveillance Volume, 2012: On the State of the Public’s … Continue reading

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Brain Cell Death Resulting From Sleep Deprivation? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary There is some evidence to indicate that prolonged lack of sleep in mice may result in 25% permanent loss of certain brain cells. Full Text Link Reference Briggs, H. (2014). Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study … Continue reading

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