Category Archives: Northern Ireland

Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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Brexit Dividend to Cover NHS Funding Settlement: Assisted by Undisclosed Tax Increases? (BBC News)

Summary The announcement of a 3.4% annual funding increase, over the next five years, represents a significant and politically astute compromise development, in advance of the NHS’s 70th birthday. Wise heads in the Treasury wanted to limit annual NHS budget … Continue reading

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Shaping Policy on the Dementia Care Crisis: Alzheimer’s Society Report in Advance of Government’s Green Paper (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A report on inadequacies in the care system regarding dementia patients. The number of potentially unnecessary hospital admissions among dementia patients has risen by 73% across 65 hospital trusts, from 31,000 in 2012 to around 55,000 in 2017. Some … Continue reading

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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

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BBC’s NHS Tracker Service: Re-Launched (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has launched a new improved version of the online NHS Tracker, in readiness for anticipated Winter-pressures. This service allows local variations in service performance to be viewed by postcode. Updates will be added to reflect monthly and … Continue reading

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Residential Care: Exploring the Options, the Costs and the Alternatives (BBC News / Good Care Group)

Summary Following a recent review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, which revealed that perhaps one in four care homes may to be failing in terms of safety and the adequacy of care provided, a BBC News item provides a … Continue reading

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Specialist Geriatric Wards for Older Patients With Dementia: in Ireland / N. Ireland (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Data on 900 patients, taken from the Irish and Northern Irish audits of dementia care, was analysed to determine whether admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward yielded improvements to acute care for patients with dementia. It was found … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Antipsychotics, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Northern Ireland, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Standards, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment