Category Archives: In the News

Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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National Self Care Week 2017: Embracing Self Care for Life (NHS England / Self Care Forum)

Summary The Self Care Week (2017), organised by the Self Care Forum, occurs between November 13th – 19th 2017.​ This year’s theme is “Embracing Self Care for Life”. This is all about: “ …engaging and empowering people to look after … Continue reading

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UK’s First Dedicated A&E for Elderly Patients? (BBC News)

Summary Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are to open the first specialist A&E department for patients over 80 years old. This hospital’s existing emergency department typically receives 350 people per day, of whom 50 may be aged … Continue reading

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NHS Funding and Expenditure: Joint Statement on Health and Social Care, Pre-The Autumn Budget (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A joint King’s Fund, Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust report reviews NHS funding and possible implications for NHS performance against targets, and the likely impact on future access to health and care services. Full Text Link Reference The Autumn … Continue reading

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Broken NHS Promises: Democratic Deficits Versus Bottomless Pits (BBC News / BMA / King’s Fund / NHS England; NHS Improvement / NHS Providers)

Summary Simon Stevens has reminded the Government (and the voting public) of EU referendum claims that Brexit would deliver a further £350 million per week which could be spent on the NHS. This move appears to be part of a … Continue reading

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Young Blood Infusion Recapitulates Folklore: Vampire Therapy for Dementia? (Telegraph / CTAD / JPAD)

Summary A small trial to check the safety and tolerability of youthful blood infusions for the treatment or amelioration of Alzheimer’s Disease has detected early signs of improvement in activities of daily living. Randomly selected individuals from just 18 over-65 … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Blood Test for Inflammation May Predict Later-Life Dementia Risk? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Higher inflammatory marker scores in middle age, based on five blood-based markers of inflammation (fibrinogen, albumin, von Willebrand factor, factor VIII and white blood cell count) appear to be associated with reduced brain volume (thought to be neurodegenerative “shrinkage”) … Continue reading

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