Monthly Archives: January 2016

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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Horizon Scanning: Alternative NHS Dementia-Related Current Awareness Services (TRFT Library & Knowledge Service)

Summary A new force has arisen in the UK dementia-related current awareness services arena during recent months. This NHS blogging service is just one of a family of similar products supplied to the public by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust … Continue reading

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Strikes Over Junior Doctors’ Dispute: Failing Patients’ Interests? (BBC News / Telegraph / NHS England)

Summary Dame Sally Davies has suggested that industrial action by the British Medical Association (BMA) would not be in patients’ interest, and requested that coming strikes by junior doctors should be suspended to permit talks resume without duress. Last week, … Continue reading

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Targeting Brain Inflammation May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research at the University of Southampton, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alzheimer’s Research UK indicates that blocking a receptor (CSF1R), which is responsible for regulating the production of new immune cells (microglia) in the brain, … Continue reading

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