Monthly Archives: September 2015

Commitments to Carers: Progress Update (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has published a review of progress against on 37 “Commitments to Carers” made earlier in the “NHS England’s Commitment to Carers” document of May 2014. Full Text Link Reference Change is happening for carers – Dr Martin … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease? (JAMA)

Summary Combination dextromethorphan-quinidine shows early signs of being a safe and effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s Disease-related agitation. Full Text Link Reference Cummings, JL. Lyketsos, CG. [and] Peskind, ER. [et al] (2015). Effect of dextromethorphan-quinidine on agitation in patients with … Continue reading

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Acute Care Collaboration Vanguards: Thirteen New Hospitals Collaboration Vanguards (NHS England / NHS Improvement)

Summary The search for new models of care, as proposed in the NHS Five Year Forward View, has previously entailed four types of vanguards: Integrated Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS): which involve local integration of GP, hospital, community and … Continue reading

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More on Diabetes in Later Life as a Dementia Risk Factor (Diabetes Care)

Summary Further epidemiological evidence indicates that diabetes onset in late life is a risk factor for dementia. A cohort study involving 169,114 new cases of dementia in Ontario (Canada) found that dementia risk was 16% higher among the subgroup with … Continue reading

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Social Value Argument Supports Investment in Dementia Support Services (Health Innovation Network)

Summary A report from the Health Innovation Network highlights the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers. It is estimated (based on just three such groups evaluated) that each pound of investment … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer’s Day (BBC News / ARUK / OHE / NHS Choices)

Summary To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, life-expectancy and dementia incidence statistics, commissioned from the Office of Health Economics, have been used to arrive at the projection that perhaps one in three people born in the UK this year could develop … Continue reading

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Carers Charged For Support? / Social Care Funding Shortfalls (Carers Trust / BBC News)

Summary Councils are reported to be increasingly likely to consider charging unpaid carers for the support they receive… despite the valuable role these people themselves play in relieving the pressures of growing demand for local health and care services. Such … Continue reading

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Moving Care Closer to Home: Resource Collection (Monitor)

Summary Monitor has released a collection of resources to support healthcare providers and commissioners when making evidence-based decisions about the costs and benefits of different approaches to moving care closer to patients’ homes (i.e. away from hospitals and into the … Continue reading

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NHS Atlas of Variation (BBC News / NHS England / NHS Right Care / PHE)

Summary The NHS Atlas of Variation, produced by NHS England, NHS Right Care and Public Health England (PHE), compares service performance across over 200 local areas. This latest Atlas includes over 100 maps covering data, at the level of individual … Continue reading

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