Monthly Archives: January 2015

NHS Model(s) of Care Essential for Ageing Population (NHS England / Guardian)

Summary Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, has written about the NHS needing a revised model of care to meet rising demands for treatment from an ageing population. The existing model of delivery and service, involving an … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Dehydration Prevalence in Patients Admitted to Hospitals From Care Homes (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary Research appearing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine implies there is evidence, derived from patients admitted to hospital from care homes, that care home residents are commonly prone to dehydration and hypernatraemia. Patients admitted from care … Continue reading

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Hibernation Offers Clues? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary It is possible that light may be shed on the prevention (or possibly the reversal, allegedly) of neurodegenerative diseases, based on insights derived from the regenerative power at work in hibernating animals. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2015). … Continue reading

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Physical Inactivity and Obesity Compared as Causes of Mortality (BBC News / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition / Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Summary A 12-year study involving more than 300,000 people suggests that lack of exercise could be responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity in Europe. It is estimated that 676,000 deaths per year are attributable to inactivity, compared with … Continue reading

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Use of Quality Standards to Improve Practice in Care Homes for Older People (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a brief resource explaining how NICE quality standards fit together and relate to improvement initiatives relating to care homes. It explains how to use NICE quality standards to … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance (European Commission)

Summary This report summarises statistical data on health, and health systems, in 35 European countries, including all European Union member states, candidate European countries (not Albania) and European Free Trade Association countries. There is a section on dementia prevalence (among … Continue reading

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The Impact of Cancer on the NHS: Fresh Approaches (BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support / NHS England / British Journal of Cancer / NICE)

Summary Macmillan Cancer Support has made available a collection of the key evidence about the prevalence, needs and experience of people affected by cancer. Around 2.5 million people today are living with cancer in the UK. This figure has increased … Continue reading

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Interim “Big Picture” Review of Progress and Developments in the NHS (Department of Health)

Summary This document provides a brief summary of progress made against the Department of Health’s objectives, financial performance, people and major projects (in the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio) between April and September 2014. Full Text Link Reference Mid-year report 2014-15: … Continue reading

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