Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fifteen Minute Visits for Personal Care Remain (BBC News / Unison)

Summary Research by the union Unison has identified the persistence of 15-minute home care visits, which are too short for all but the most minimal “flying visits”. Such short home care visits are acceptable, for example, when dropping by to … Continue reading

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Quality Standard for People with Sight Loss and Dementia (Royal College of Ophthalmologists / Vision 2020 UK)

Summary The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Vision 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group Committee have released their quality standard for patients with dementia and sight loss. It is based upon seven quality statements, intended to help … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People’s Report (BBC News / NHS Confedertation)

Summary The NHS Confederation’s Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People has provided further evidence that many persons aged over-65 are admitted to hospitals via accident and emergency (A&E) unnecessarily, usually with relatively poor outcomes and incurring higher costs … Continue reading

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UK’s Oldest Woman (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman, Gladys Hooper, celebrated her 113th birthday recently. Full Text Link Reference UK’s oldest person Gladys Hooper turns 113. London: BBC Health News / BBC News Hampshire & Isle of Wight, January 18th 2016. Recent and … Continue reading

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Variable Standards of Hospital Dementia Care in England (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society may have found further evidence of poor and variable care in a review of acute hospital care for dementia patients. Their report is based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to which not all Trusts were … Continue reading

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NHS Health Checks in England: Evaluation of First Four Years (NHS England / BMJ Open)

Summary The first major evaluation of four years work from the NHS Health Check service in England reports that among the 1.68 million people eligible, 214,295 attended between 2009-12; identifying 7,844 new cases of hypertension (38 cases identified per 1000 … Continue reading

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Almost £1 Billion Funding for Mental Health Treatments (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary David Cameron recently announced an “assault on poverty”, which will include various reforms including improvements to mental health services, mentoring schemes and better housing. Mental health services-related plans see increases in funding for specialist pre- and post-natal care for … Continue reading

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Historical Perspective on Patient History Taking (BBC News / BBC World Service)

Summary A short BBC World Service “Witness” video about Dr Konrad Maurer, who back in 1995 discovered the missing case study of the first ever “recognised” Alzheimer’s Disease patient as described by Dr Alois Alzheimer. Full Text Link Reference The … Continue reading

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