Monthly Archives: May 2016

Exploring the Emerging Framework For Integrated Personal Commissioning (NHS England / LGA)

Summary NHS England and the Local Government Association (LGA) have published their Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Emerging Framework. The aim is to enable patients and their families to commission their own care through personal budgets. This framework explains the future … Continue reading

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Statistics Imply Improvements in Care Homes Sector (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced a tougher inspection system for England’s 11,000 care homes in October 2014. While there are no grounds for undue complacency, nearly three-quarters of 372 care homes rated “inadequate” in 2014 have improved their … Continue reading

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Challenging Reflections on Personal Wealth and Age (BBC Radio 4)

Summary Personal unselfish reflections from Will Self (William Woodard Self: novelist, journalist, political commentator and humorist). A counter-intuitive solution to the thorny “dementia tax” problem? Full Audio Link Reference Self, W. (2016). I gave it all away. London: BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Coordination of Care for People With Long-Term Conditions and Dementia (NIHR Signal / BMJ / Department of Health)

Summary A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) “Signal” expert commentary refers to research  indicating that almost one fifth of people with dementia have other serious conditions, such as stroke and diabetes, whereas current services are not typically aligned to … Continue reading

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More On the Costs and Harms of Delays in Discharging Older Patients From Hospital (BBC News / NAO / NIHR Signal / NHS England)

Summary The National Audit Office (NAO)’s report on delayed discharges from hospital clarifies the extent to which such delays cause unnecessary harm to older patients and waste NHS money. Delays in discharging older patients cost an estimated £820 million per … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plan for England 2016 (Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England has re-issued guidance for the public, and for health and social care professionals, about how to minimise the potential harmful effects of hot weather. Most of the resources are unchanged from 2015; there is a 2016 … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure: a Risk Factor for Vascular Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society / Stroke / BHF)

Summary Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, following 4.28 million individuals, have shown a statistical association indicating that high blood pressure in middle age significantly increases the risk of developing vascular dementia (the second most common form of … Continue reading

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Headache: a Predictor for Dementia? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary The researchers conducting the HUNT Study are aware that the possible reasons behind any association between headache and the likelihood of going on to develop dementia are at present unknown. They examined the association between headache and dementia, via … Continue reading

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Timely Reflections on Dementia Awareness (NHS England / UKMi)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, marks National Dementia Awareness Week. Full Text Link Reference Great strides are being made in dementia awareness – Professor Alistair Burns. London: NHS England, May 20th 2016. Further elaboration, … Continue reading

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