Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Big Picture: Department of Health Corporate Plan 2014-15 (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health Corporate Plan discusses the priorities for the year, focusing on how strategic objectives will be delivered. Section headings in this report comprise: About the Department of Health: The Department in 2014-2015 – Summary. Chapter 1: … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Protection of Personal Health and Care Data (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has published a consultation document on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of health and care data. The aim is to reassure people that their personal data will not be not open … Continue reading

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Brief Guide to the New NHS (NHS England)

Summary This updated guide, from NHS England, clarifies the structure and function of the NHS, reflecting changes from the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Topic headings include: Introduction The NHS belongs to us all. Foreword (Sir Bruce Keogh). NHS … Continue reading

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Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology Networks: Local Profiling Tools (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with NHS England (and support from the Department of Health) have developed local profiles of mental health, dementia and neurology. The purpose is to assist people commissioning and / or providing care to … Continue reading

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Statistical Focus on the Health and Care of Older People (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published a summary of information about older people living in England. This collection of statistical information presents a broad picture of the health, care and wellbeing of older people in … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter, developed as one part of the Dementia Friendly Communities component of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, is about ensuring people with dementia benefit from the many forms of new technology created with their interests in … Continue reading

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Living Spaces for People Living With Dementia and Sight Loss (University of Stirling and Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Summary Research from Stirling University, published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, shows that good design of living spaces can improve the lives of people living with two common conditions which often occur together: dementia and sight loss. Evidence-based guidelines have … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. It concludes that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) and atypical antipsychotics could improve neuropsychiatric symptoms in these patients, but with poor patient … Continue reading

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