Monthly Archives: May 2014

NHS England Supports Smaller Community Hospitals (BBC News / Monitor / NHS England)

Summary Smaller community hospitals have a continuing role in the NHS, particularly in the care of older patients and in providing care closer to home. Chief executive Simon Stevens has said hospitals serving smaller communities are sustainable and have important … Continue reading

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World Dementia Council: Statement of Purpose (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary The World Dementia Council have published their Statement of Purpose, explaining the council’s aims and how they intend these to be achieved. The main thrust is to help deliver accurate and early diagnosis, more effective treatments and better care … Continue reading

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Errors Common in Wikipedia Medical Entries? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)

Summary Wikipedia is widely used and loved, without question. US research indicates that 9 out of 10 health-related entries on the Wikipedia online encyclopedia selected for review contain statements which are “contradicted” by recent medical research. Medicine is a quickly … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in Hospitals (RCN Development Programme / University of Worcester)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has published a report on the programme about the role of nurses in dementia care. It investigates the need to … Continue reading

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NICE Guidance on Obesity and Physical Activity (BBC News / NICE / NHS Choices)

Summary National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England advise people to lose a little weight and keep it off over time. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). Weight loss: NHS … Continue reading

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The State of Caring 2014 (Carers UK)

Summary This report presents the results of a survey of nearly 5,000 carers across the UK. Topics covered include: carers’ health, financial hardship, the impact of caring on the ability to remain in employment, statistics on how caring influences relationships, … Continue reading

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