Tag Archives: Community Care Assessments

Improving Care for Older People (NHS England / Age UK / PHE / Chief Fire Officer’s Association / JGCR)

Summary The guide to Improving Care for Older People, developed by NHS England in partnership with Age UK, Public Health England, and the Chief Fire Officer’s Association, is actually a collection of resources (some dating back several years). This collection … Continue reading

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Healthy Caring Guide (NHS England / PHE / Age UK / Carers Trust / Carers UK)

Summary NHS England, Public Health England (PHE) and partners (Age UK, the Carers Trust and Carers UK) have released a healthy caring guide, which provides practical advice and information to carers (particularly older carers). Full Text Link Reference New guide gives … Continue reading

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Call to Ban 15-Minute Home Care Visits (BBC News / Leonard Cheshire Disability)

Summary The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has discovered that short care visits to elderly and disabled people are becoming more common. Their report shows that 60% of councils in England use 15-minute visits, which are more often than not too short to provide adequate … Continue reading

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Benefits of Integrated Care: Findings from 16 Integrated Care Pilots in England (RAND Europe)

Summary This RAND Europe evaluation report summarises the results from 16 different pilot projects sponsored by the Department of Health to explore ways of integrating patient care from different local providers. Local decision-makers should not underestimate the challenges involved in … Continue reading

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Integrated Care and Support: Landmark Shared Commitment (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health framework document on the integration of health and social care establishes the agreement to create “joined-up” care. It explains how multi-agency working in local areas can use existing structures to bring together Local Authorities, the … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Assistive Technology, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Health Education England (HEE), Housing, In the News, Integrated Care, King's Fund, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, NICE Guidelines, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, SCIE, Standards, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shared Commitment Between NHS and Local Government Leaders to Integrate Care (BBC News)

Summary Figures from Age UK, based on analysis of government statistics, show that elderly hospital patients face increasing delays for social care help before they can be discharged. Hospital patients awaiting discharge typically wait for more than 30 days on average … Continue reading

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Elderly Suffer from Poor Home Care (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission found evidence of rushed appointments and poor care assessments in its review of 250 home care services. A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England appear to be failing to meet the necessary quality and … Continue reading

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Audit Commission Indicates Potential £300m Social Care Assessments Savings (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary English councils performed approximately 1.8m assessments of people’s needs and reviews of their care during 2010/11, at a cost of about £2.2bn; which is around 12% of gross spending on adult social care. Councils in England could save £312m annually on … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: a Legal Guide for Practitioners (SCIE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health commissioned this document in 2009, which is up-to-date to December 2010. This guide is a response … Continue reading

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