Two Further Improvements: Dementia Services Seven Days a Week / Dementia Awareness for People Aged Over Forty (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary

Two further aspects of the latest implementation plans for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 were emphasised a week ago.

Seven day NHS services are planned to benefit dementia patients, with more frequent patient assessments and better care planning helping to ensure these patients don’t remain in hospital any longer than necessary.

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Health Secretary unveils plans for safer 7 day dementia service. London: Department of Health, March 6th 2016.

People over the age of forty in England will receive better information about dementia during free NHS health checks, to help improve early diagnosis. Patients will be advised when to report memory problems to their GPs.

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Dementia awareness boost planned for over-40s. London: BBC Health News, March 6th 2016.

This relates to:

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020: Implementation Plan. London: Department of Health, March 5th 2016.

Possibly also of further interest:

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020: Implementation Plan. Annex 2: Roadmaps to 2020 delivery. London: Department of Health, March 5th 2016.

More on NHS Seven Day Services

Possibly of further interest on the seven-day services topic:

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Triggle, N. (2016). Not enough doctors for 7-day NHS, says Royal College head. London: BBC Health News, March 15th 2016.

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Triggle, N. (2016). NHS consultants: Employers ‘close to 7-day contract offer’. London: BBC Health News, March 11th 2016.

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Triggle, N. (2016). Will consultants take the scalpel to Hunt? London: BBC Health News, March 18th 2016.

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