Dementia Services: a Survey of Quality (Healthwatch Network / BMJ Open)

Summary

A Healthwatch England report summarises feedback from over 1,000 people across the country about their experiences of dementia care, plus the results of findings from over 120 care homes visited. This document attempts to clarify what may be working well and what needs to be improved, whether regarding the services provided by GPs, the support offered through hospitals, social care and / or care homes. Provision of information, support services and the environment of care are considered.

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Reference

Dementia services: findings from the Healthwatch network. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Healthwatch England, January 19th 2017.

Healthcare Provision for People With Dementia and Comorbidity (BMJ Open)

Possibly also of interest, a study of primary and secondary care in the South and North East of England has explored the impact of dementia on access to non-dementia services, with a view to discovering possible quality improvements in service delivery.

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Reference

Bunn, F. Burn, AM. [and] Robinson, L. [et al] (2017). Healthcare organisation and delivery for people with dementia and comorbidity: a qualitative study exploring the views of patients, carers and professionals. BMJ Open. January 18th 2017; 7(1): e013067.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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