Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tackling Long-Term Conditions: the Coalition for Collaborative Care (NHS England)

Summary More than 15 million people in the UK live with a long-term health condition. The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) was launched last week at the Future of Health Conference. This coalition of national groups and organisations aims to … Continue reading

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Intelligent Monitoring of Trusts Providing Mental Health Services (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ranked mental health NHS trusts in England to indicate their risk of providing poor care. About 12% (5 trusts) of the 39 mental health trusts are in band one indicating the highest level … Continue reading

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Parity of Challenge for NHS Mental Health Services? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary Staff cuts and bed shortages, in the face of increasing demand, pose questions about the credibility of the NHS “parity of esteem” policy for mental health services. Full Text Link Reference Nurses warn of mental health services strain. London: … Continue reading

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Dementia and Sight Loss Group: Eye Examinations for People With Dementia Factsheet (VISION 2020 UK)

Summary A new factsheet is available to improve public knowledge and supply information for people living with dementia and sight loss, their families and friends. The factsheet aims to improve the lives of individuals with both dementia and sight loss: … Continue reading

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Infographic on Hearing Loss and Dementia (MD Hearing Aid / Digital Third Coast / JAMA / Neuropsychology / Archives of Neurology)

Summary Hearing loss is thought to be a contributing factor to dementia. Hearing loss has some symptoms in common with dementia and can be misdiagnosed. The following resource from the United States presents a simplified (“infographic”) examination of the possible … Continue reading

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Clarity on Debate Over Use of Hidden or Visible Cameras to Monitor Care? (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expected to issue guidance in the new year for people wishing to install hidden cameras to monitor standards of their own, their friend’s or a relative’s care. Issues such as privacy and dignity … Continue reading

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The Ongoing March Towards NHS Transparency (BBC News / CQC / MyNHS)

Summary Two further major developments have been announced this week in the drive to improve transparency and standards across the NHS. GP Surgeries (CQC) The Care Quality Commission now ranks GP surgeries in England for various criteria of excellence and … Continue reading

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Link Between Repetitive Head Injuries and Long-Term Cognitive Decline? (BBC Health News / BBC Wales)

Summary There is some evidence from Wales that multiple blows to the head experienced by rugby players may accelerate the rate of brain ageing and could potentially lead to early dementia. Full Text Link Reference Dementia fears for rugby players, … Continue reading

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Primary Age Related Tauopathy (PART): A New Type / Cause of Cognitive Impairment?

Summary The authors of this article propose the introduction of a new term to describe a pathology found to be commonly present in the brains of aged persons; namely “Primary Age-Related Tauopathy (PART). Autopsy studies indicate brains with neurofibrillary tangles … Continue reading

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