Category Archives: International

Research involving non-UK agencies and/or international bodies. Includes both foreign and UK non-English e.g. Scottish, Welsh etc.

Transformational Change in Health and Care: Learning From Case Studies (King’s Fund)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores diverse examples of successful transformational change, i.e. those which tend to focus on improving the lives of patients, to see if there are lessons for leadership style and organisational culture. Four case studies … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, King's Fund, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia-Friendly Hospital Design (Gerontologist)

Summary A more recent review of remaining uncertainties in dementia-friendly hospital design principles. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Parke, B. Boltz, M. [and] Hunter, KF. [et … Continue reading

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Investigations Into the Early Signs, Symptoms and Family Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease (BMJ Open / International Psychogeriatrics)

Summary A literature review analyses the sequence / timing of the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors distinguish between the early signs of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) and those of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). Full Text Link … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Depression, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), International, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Quick Insights, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Systematic Review of Falls Reduction Interventions for Older Adults Recently Discharged From Hospital (Age and Ageing)

Summary A joint Australian and American review has examined the evidence concerning the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults discharged recently from hospitals. Twelve falls prevention interventions were considered. Home exercise interventions were not found to be … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Systematic Reviews, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Statistics on Life Expectancy and Healthy Life Expectancy (BBC News / Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Summary The BBC has launched an interactive calculator to help people assess how long they might live typically. Life-style and demographic factors are covered briefly. Full Text Link Reference How long are you going to live? London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, International, Northern Ireland, Patient Information, Quick Insights, Scotland, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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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