Monthly Archives: October 2014

Loneliness in Old Age: Male Perspectives (BBC News / ILC-UK / Independent Age)

Summary Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age. While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also … Continue reading

Posted in Age Concern (England), Age UK, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Community Care, Depression, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Mental Health, National, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Professional Duty of Candour (GMC)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC), with seven other UK professional healthcare regulators, has published a joint statement on the professional duty of candour. This statement clarifies the expectations upon health professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, National, Physiotherapy, Quick Insights, Standards, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cracks in the Dementia Care Pathway (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected care of people with dementia in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals across England during 2013 and 2014, in their thematic review of the care people living with dementia. There are examples of excellent … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, Falls, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nutrition, Pain, Patient Care Pathway, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Green House® Model of Dementia Care Home Living (Housing LIN)

Summary The Green House® Model of personalised care originated in the USA about a decade ago.  Housing & Care 21 (formerly Housing 21) translated the Green House® model, adapting it to dementia care home living to achieve an example of supporting people with dementia … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, End of Life Care, For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Housing LIN, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mental Health Service Providers on MyNHS Comparison and Transparency Site (NHS Choices / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary Coinciding with World Mental Health Day (October 10th 2014) NHS Choices launched a section of easy-to-access ratings for mental health hospitals on MyNHS. Data covers general quality indicators, patient safety, efficiency and hospital food standards. Everyone can view this quality … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, NHS Digital (Previously NHS Choices), NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

International Consensus on Quality Indicators for Palliative Cancer and Dementia Care (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary Quality indicators have been developed concerning palliative care for patients with cancer and / or dementia in different settings in various European countries. This article presents the efforts of a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to compile a set … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Care Fund Planning (NHS England / PHE / YHPHO)

Summary There are now a range of tools, templates and calculators to assist with commissioning under the £3.8bn Better Care Fund (formerly the Integration Transformation Fund): Full Text Link Reference Better Care Fund Planning. London [Online]: NHS England, July / … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Studies, Commissioning, Community Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NHS Evidence, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Care Quality Commission Statement on Camera Use to Monitor Care (CQC/ BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement about the potential use of cameras to monitor care. Full Text Link Reference Statement about the use of cameras to monitor care. London: Care Quality Commission, October 6th 2014. An Ofsted … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mental Health Services: Improving Access by 2020 (Department of Health / NHS England / MHF)

Summary This Department of Health report outlines the steps to be taken by the government in order to provide better access to care in mental health services. The commitments include the introduction of new national waiting time standards and an … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, Depression, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment