Monthly Archives: July 2016

Future of UK Ageing Population Report (Government Office for Science)

Summary A Government Office for Science report has assembled a range of evidence about the older population, in the attempt to identify trends and make projections of likely relevance for the UK government and others developing policies for an ageing … Continue reading

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Patients Aged Over of 75 Caused Over Half of Physical Assaults on NHS Staff? (BBC News / BBC Radio 5 Live / NHS Protect)

Summary Statistics from NHS Protect on physical assaults against NHS employees indicate that patients aged 75 and over accounted for 57% of violent incidents on wards, between 2010 and 2015 in England. It is estimated that 4% of the assaults … Continue reading

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Five Year Forward View For Mental Health: Implementation Plans (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary Implementation plans are outlined regarding NHS England’s response to the Mental Health Taskforce’s recommendations for improving mental health care. The following report is a “blueprint” for coming changes in the NHS. It indicates what the public and service users … Continue reading

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Expert Consensus Guidelines for Family / Unpaid Carers on Assisting Persons With Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (BMC Geriatrics / Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Summary Experts were consulted with a view to developing a set of indicative guidelines for family and non-professional carers when assisting older persons either developing cognitive impairment or with dementia (or delirium). A list of potentially valuable skills (based on … Continue reading

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Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers: Review of Integration of Care For Older People Across Health and Social Care (CQC)

Summary A new Care Quality Commission (CQC) report reviews the integration of care for older people, and examines the impact of existing arrangements for older people – and their families and carers – using these services. Some older people do … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People Living With Dementia in Walsall Care Homes (Housing LIN)

Summary The following Housing LIN case study covers end of life care services in Walsall, provided by a collaboration between Pathways 4 Life (itself a partnership between the Accord Group and Age UK Walsall) and St Giles Walsall Hospice. The … Continue reading

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A Steady Hand on the NHS Tiller? (BBC News)

Summary Jeremy Hunt continues to be Secretary of State for Health. “ …reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…” Mark Twain. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2016). Hunt’s Houdini act: what next? London: BBC Health News, July 15th … Continue reading

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