Monthly Archives: July 2014

Commissioning for Quality (NHS England / Commissioning Assembly)

Summary An interactive web resource “Commissioning for Quality: Views from Commissioners” is based on the Commissioning Assembly’s analysis of CCG quality frameworks and strategies (and the literature). It has been launched to help commissioners with quality improvement and assuring the … Continue reading

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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Role of Community Nurses in Carer Support (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health guidance covers support for adult carers by community nurses. It is aimed at district and general practice nurses, health professionals generally, commissioners and service providers. This guidance relates, partly, to an earlier document “Care in local communities: … Continue reading

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Potential Transmission of vCJD (BBC News / House of Commons Science and Technology Committee / SaBTO)

Summary The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has asserted that the government has a too casual approach to the human form of mad cow disease. Roughly one in 2,000 people in the UK could be a carrier of … Continue reading

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Better Care Plans to Improve Dignity, Promote Independence and Reduce Hospital Admissions (Department of Health)

Summary Up to £1 billion of the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund will be allocated to local areas for spending on out-of-hospital services. Full Text Link Reference Better care plans to provide dignity, independence and reduce A&E admissions. London: Department … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care to Prevent Malnutrition Among Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are believed to be malnourished in the UK. This article touches on steps to improve the nutritional status of patients at New Cross Hospital, among other related topics. Full … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Finances in Roughly One Third of NHS Trusts (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers given concerns about their financial sustainability. This follows an Audit Commission investigation of the 98 trusts which have not achieved foundation trusts status so far. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. … Continue reading

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Guidance for CCGs on Proactive Care Programme (NHS England)

Summary NHS England’s guidance for CCGs about avoiding unplanned admissions is available. This enhanced service to reduce avoidable unplanned admissions operates by improving services for vulnerable patients and persons with complex physical or mental health needs. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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We Are Primary Care (Pharmacy Voice)

Summary This document clarifies the roles of different primary care services for the general public, with a view to encouraging their use for all but the most serious emergencies. The role primary care in supporting public health is discussed. “Pharmacy … Continue reading

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South East Coast Strategic Clinical Networks (SECSCNs)

Summary Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are networks to improve health services for specific patient groups or conditions. They work in partnership with commissioners (including local government), and support strategic planning and commissioning decisions. Such networks work across commissioner, provider and … Continue reading

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