Monthly Archives: December 2014

Public Health Reasearch Priorities and Related Developments (BBC News / PHE / NAO)

Summary A consultation document presents Public Health England (PHE)’s plans for research, development and innovation. The seven priorities are: Tackling obesity. Reducing smoking. Reducing harmful drinking. Ensuring every child has the best start in life. Reducing dementia risks. Tackling antimicrobial … Continue reading

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Promoting Awareness of Current Trials and Encouraging Public Engagement in Dementia Research (NIHR / Join Dementia Research)

Summary The “Join Dementia Research” website has been designed to assist people to learn more about dementia research which is ongoing, whether in their local areas or across the UK. This service offers the public opportunities to get involved in … Continue reading

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Best Practice in Memory Services (NHS England / NHS Improving Quality)

Summary The “Best Practice in Memory Services: Learning from across England” report presents the findings from visits to memory services led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. The memory … Continue reading

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Key to Care Report: the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce (BBC News / LGiU)

Summary The “Key to Care” report, published in early December by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the home care provider Mears, predicted that the home care system in England could be close to crisis because of the extent … Continue reading

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ALIP: Telecare eNewsletter December 2014 (Telecare LIN)

Summary The December 2014 newsletter from Innovate UK (previously the Technology Strategy Board), HealthTech Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Telecare Learning and Improvement Network is available early this month. This remains an amazingly informative publication / current awareness service. … Continue reading

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Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Phase III Gantenerumab Trial for Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease Discontinued (Biospace Inc)

Summary The Scarlet RoAD study (a Phase III trial), researching the anti-amyloid drug Gantenerumab for the possible treatment of prodromal (pre-dementia) Alzheimer’s Disease, has been abandoned following disappointing results. Gantenerumab-related research (in a different Phase III investigation) is still underway … Continue reading

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Possible Weekend Effect in Palliative Care (BMJ)

Summary The mortality rates of patients in a German palliative care unit on working days were compared with those for weekends and public holidays. The mortality rates on weekends and public holidays were 18% higher than on working days. Patients … Continue reading

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Eleven Genomics Medicine Centres Planned for England (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary The NHS has announced further steps in a genetics project, which will involve 11 Genomics Medicine Centres being created in English hospitals to gather DNA information. The aim is to support the 100,000 Genomes Project in research towards the … Continue reading

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Global Clinical Trials Fund: GCTF (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched the Global Clinical Trials Fund (GCTF) to help finance trials which aim to translate discoveries in the lab into clinical treatments for the 830,000 people living with dementia in the UK. The GCTF aims … Continue reading

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