Category Archives: In the News

More on NHS Funding and Expenditure: Questions of Balance Regarding Income Versus Outgoings (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation)

Summary NHS England hopes to save between £100 – £400 million of spending annually, by no longer funding / prescribing products and services identified by NHS Clinical Commissioners as having little or no clinical value. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, … Continue reading

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The NHS Mandate: a Mandate from the Government to NHS England, April 2017 to March 2018 (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health’s updated “NHS Mandate 2017 to 2018” defines long-term NHS objectives and goals up to 2020. The Mandate is based around seven “big picture” objectives: Improving local and national health outcomes, and reduce health inequalities, through … Continue reading

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Findings of the CQC’s Comprehensive Hospital Inspections Programme (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “State of care in NHS acute hospitals: 2014 to 2016” report presents findings from the first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. Analysis shows variations in the quality of care between hospitals, … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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Variations in Excess Hospital Mortality Rates (BBC News)

Summary Significantly higher than expected death rates have been recorded at 19 of the 133 NHS Trusts in England, according to the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London. “There were 15,396 more deaths than expected at the trusts in … Continue reading

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Recent Assessments of Health and Social Care Integration in England: the Problems and the Promise (House of Commons Library / SCIE)

Summary The following House of Commons Library briefing investigates the challenges involved in the integration of health and social care. Recent Government policies to promote more integrated care are described, including Health and Wellbeing Boards, local strategic planning forums and … Continue reading

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BBC’s Reminiscence Archive Goes Open Source (BBC)

Summary The BBC’s online Reminiscence Archive (RemArc) has been designed, by researchers from Dundee and St Andrews universities, to aid reminiscence in people with dementia and to help stimulate conversations between people with dementia and their carers. It assembles photographs, … Continue reading

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