Category Archives: Practical Advice

Practical advice for practical people

Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework (NHS Improvement)

The Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework supports ongoing quality improvement towards the provision of “outstanding care” for people living with dementia during their stay in acute, community or mental health settings. There are eight constituent framework standards: Diagnosis. Person-centred care. … Continue reading

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Under-Claimed SMI Council Tax Discount? (BBC News / MoneySavingExpert)

Summary People diagnosed as severely mentally impaired (SMI) should by rights be exempt from paying council tax, with the result that two-person households often qualify for a 25% discount on council tax. Persons with a severe mental impairment living alone … Continue reading

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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s. “A PHE survey found that 41% … Continue reading

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Person-Centred Approaches in Healthcare: a Framework (HEE / Skills for Health / Skills for Care)

Summary Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care have produced a framework which is designed to help staff (at every level) communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally, in order to better tailor the care and advice they … Continue reading

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National Diabetes Week 2017 (NHS England / NEJM / NHS Choices)

Summary National Diabetes Week falls between June 11th 2017 to June 17th 2017. To mark this event NHS England has released a short animation for the general public offering basic advice, and promoting the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Healthier You. … Continue reading

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2017 Heatwave Plan for England (Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England has again issued a collection of resources deigned to guide the public generally, and health and social care professionals, about how to prepare for, and prevent, the avoidable harmful effects of hot weather. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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