Monthly Archives: March 2015

Potentially Avoidable Costs of Parkinson’s Disease Hospitalisations in England (Parkinson’s UK / UCB / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary Research from the University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, concerning preventable hospital admissions and sub-optimal outcomes for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, points to various potential problems and inefficiencies in patient care: Parkinson’s Disease sufferers … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Improving End-of-Life Care (BBC News / House of Commons Health Committee)

Summary The House of Commons Health Select Committee has issued a report which makes a range of suggestions for improving end-of-life care. Many people still die in hospital, rather than their preferred place of death. It is proposed that social … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories for Well Being: Masterclass for Organisers of Care Home Activities (Hospice UK / Sharing Stories for Well Being / Age Exchange)

Summary Hospice UK and Sharing Stories for Well Being are running a masterclass on April 22nd 2015, at the at the London offices of Hospice UK, which may be of interest to care home activity organisers. This session introduces the … Continue reading

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Pressures Upon the NHS: Ongoing Questions About the Relationship(s) Between Proxy Targets and Underlying Standards (BBC News / Nuffield Trust)

Summary Patients increasingly wait longer for key services in many hospitals in England. A Nuffield Trust report investigates whether this is a significant problem. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Best hospitals ‘now struggling to see patients’. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Government Consultation on Francis Freedom to Speak Up Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Government has launched a public consultation to assess recommendations from the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, to support NHS staff in speaking up about poor care and patient safety. This open consultation allows staff, patients and the … Continue reading

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Vanguard Sites: Local Exemplars of New Care Models Programme (NHS England / BBC News / Monitor / NHS TDA)

Summary A series of local pilots have been initiated to explore novel approaches whereby hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes can work together in a more “joined-up” manner to provide better integrated care for patients in England. The 29 … Continue reading

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Standards for the Care of Patients with Dementia in Acute Hospitals (CHKS)

Summary CHKS was assisted by the Alzheimer’s Society in developing their assurance programme specifying standards for the care of patients with dementia in acute settings. This programme combines a framework of standards concerning the organisational structure and processes in acute … Continue reading

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Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme Pilot Sites (NHS England)

Summary NHS England and the Local Government Association have announced the first eight sites which will combine health and social care funding, in the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme. The eight demonstrator sites initially comprise: Stockton-on-Tees. Barnsley. Cheshire West and … Continue reading

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Patients With Dementia: Analysis of Excess Costs in Acute Care (CHKS)

Summary People with dementia are a significant proportion of all patients in English hospitals. They tend to use more resources, and typically have a longer length of stay. Further, dementia is thought to remain widely under-diagnosed and under-reported, despite recent … Continue reading

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