Monthly Archives: May 2018

System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Statistics on Falls in Hospitals: National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017 (RCP / NHS Improvement)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s most recent annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, with recommendations for improvement. This report supplies: “ …detailed results from all individual hospitals, enabling comparison with their own performance … Continue reading

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Clinical Anxiety as a Dementia Risk Factor? (BMJ Open)

Summary There are some indications that anxiety in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia, even after allowing for any anxiety which might have been expected to arise as a result of prodromal cognitive decline / pre-clinical dementia. … Continue reading

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Reducing Health Inequalities and Premature Mortality for People With Learning Disabilities (BBC News / HQIP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the University of Bristol’s Norah Fry Research Centre have published an interim update report, commissioned by NHS England, on the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities in NHS care. The Learning … Continue reading

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The Hospital Frailty Risk Score: a Simpler Method of Screening for Frailty and Patients at Greater Risk (Lancet)

Summary The Hospital Frailty Risk Score is a risk score designed for the identification of older people at risk of harm or adverse outcomes in hospitals. It is based on standard diagnostic codes from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Community-Based Interventions for Persons With Dementia: Deciding What Works and What Does Not (Trials)

Summary Work is underway in developing a standardised Core Outcome Set (COS) for use in the evaluation of non-pharmacological health and social care interventions for people living with dementia at home. “ …this study will move closer to providing researchers … Continue reading

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On the Not Yet Fully Realised Potential of Integrated Care (NHS England)

Summary It has been said before probably, but perhaps by none so great? Full Text Link Reference Leading healthcare professor Don Berwick says NHS could be world number one if it integrates care. [Online]: NHS England, May 1st 2018.

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