Tag Archives: Clinical Integration

NHS Reform Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, has released an authoritative and thorough review of major reform and re-organisation within the NHS during the first three years of the coalition government. “He was agin’ it”. Mark Twain. Full … Continue reading

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Competitive Integration in the NHS (Policy Exchange)

Summary This report from the Policy Exchange think-tank asserts that NHS funding arrangements encourage acute hospitals to admit patients instead of trying to treat patients at a community level or in their own homes. It shows that by international standards … Continue reading

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Developing a Person-Centred Model of Care for the Patient with Dementia (International Conference on Person Centred Healthcare; London, September 13th / 14th 2012)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Professor Andrew Miles (Director of the International Conference and Publication Series on Person Centred Healthcare) has proposed the development of a … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Act 2012 Explained (Department of Health)

Summary This series of Department of Health factsheets on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 explains the topics and themes covered in the Act. The factsheets include case studies and try to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs). They fall into three … Continue reading

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Continuity of Care for Older Hospital Patients (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Most patients in hospital are older, and the length of time spent in hospital is related to age. Such patients … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill Given Royal Assent (Department of Health)

Summary The Health and Social Care Bill was given Royal Assent and became the Health and Social Care Act (2012) on March 27th. The Act enables doctors and nurses to tailor personalised services for their patients, and more choice (theoretically) should be given to … Continue reading

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Long-Term Conditions and Mental Health: Costs of Co-Morbidities (The King’s Fund)

Summary Approximately 12% – 18% of all NHS expenditure on long-term conditions is linked to poor mental health and wellbeing; this is between £8 billion and £13 billion in England every year. Co-morbid mental health problems are prevalent in hospital … Continue reading

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