Category Archives: UK NSC

UK National Screening Committee

Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The number of people aged over 100 in the UK increased by 73% during the decade to 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 13,350 centenarians living in Britain in 2012, compared with 7,740 people … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Person: Scottish Scheme to Improve Care of Dementia Patients (The ALLIANCE)

Summary This scheme, with the aim of improving the care and experience of dementia patients and their carers in hospital settings in Scotland, was released by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) earlier this Summer. Getting to … Continue reading

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Commissioning Older People’s Mental Health Services (Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health)

Summary The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH) has produced a guide on commissioning older people’s mental health services. This document advocates an integrated approach, involving health and social care services. Most older patients with mental health problems have … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society Urges Screening for Dementia at Age 75 Years

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The NHS should offer checks for dementia when people reach 75, the Alzheimer’s Society has suggested. The Arguments For… Roughly 750,000 people in … Continue reading

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UK NSC Policy on Alzheimer’s Disease Screening in Adults (No Change)

Summary This document is unchanged from when it first appeared in 2009. Screening should not be offered. Quote: “This policy was reviewed in June-September 2010 but no significant changes were made. It is due to be considered again in 2013 … Continue reading

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