Monthly Archives: October 2015

Better Care in the Community, Instead of Hospitals, for People With Learning Disabilities (NHS England / LGA / ADASS / BBC News)

Summary People with a learning disabilities and / or autism are to benefit from improved care options in the community, instead of hospitals. The number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England. … Continue reading

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Innovation in the NHS: Accelerated Access Review Interim Report (NHS England / Department of Health / AAR)

Summary The Accelerated Access Review: Interim Report (AAR) explores innovation within the NHS in terms of accelerated access of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health products. There are said to be five emerging themes: Proposition One: Putting the patient centre … Continue reading

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Dementia Drug Effective in Helping Avoid Transitions into Care Homes (MRC / BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Analysis of data from the DOMINO-AD Trial indicates that the drug Donepezil may be effective in avoiding care home admissions in more advanced cases of Alzheimer’s Disease. Discontinuation of donepezil appears to be associated with an increased risk of … Continue reading

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Dementia: the R&D Landscape: Mapping UK Dementia Research and Workforce Capacity (RAND Europe / WDC / OHE)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society commissioned RAND Europe to analyse the UK’s dementia research “landscape” and workforce capacity. The following report relates to the state of funding and capacity in dementia research. It covers: An audit of the types of research … Continue reading

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Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias: Three Reviews (Lancet)

Summary The Lancet has published a series of three up-to-date reviews concerning non-Alzheimer’s dementia. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Dementia – not all about Alzheimer’s. [Editorial]. … Continue reading

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Brief Introduction to the DIAN-TU Study (BBC News)

Summary The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) is based at University College Hospital in London, and has the aim of finding ways to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease in people at high risk, before physical / clinical … Continue reading

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NICE Guideline on Mid-Life Interventions to Delay or Prevent Dementia Onset (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline concerning mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia, disability and frailty in later life. This guideline is based on evidence, such as … Continue reading

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Lord Carter’s Proposed Plans for NHS Efficiency Savings (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary In his latest report on the potential of good leadership for providing NHS cost savings, high-quality patient care and more efficient use of resources, Lord Patrick Carter has released further plans as to how hospitals might collectively save up … Continue reading

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National Audit of Inpatient Falls: Audit Report 2015 (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme involves a national clinical audit of the care received by patients in hospital. The following annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls. Although … Continue reading

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