Tag Archives: Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Dementia Action Alliance)

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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Findings of the CQC’s Comprehensive Hospital Inspections Programme (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “State of care in NHS acute hospitals: 2014 to 2016” report presents findings from the first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. Analysis shows variations in the quality of care between hospitals, … Continue reading

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Government Policy: Improving Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary From late March 2013 the Department of Health’s website is being archived and will no longer be updated. It should still be possible to access old content on their previous site using the existing links supplied throughout this information … Continue reading

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D:Kit Self-Assessment Resource Pack (DAA’s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals)

Summary The D:Kit Self-Assessment resource has been compiled using a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources in order to support acute hospitals in meeting the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)‘s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals. It reflects the National CQUIN for … Continue reading

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The Right Care: Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has written to acute trusts reminding them of a campaign run by the Dementia Action Alliance which urges hospitals to become dementia-friendly. Hospitals are requested to commit to becoming dementia-friendly during March 2013. This letter … Continue reading

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The Treatments Doctors Would Themselves Avoid: Many a True Word Said in Jest? (The Guardian: Life and Style)

Summary A national expert on dementia from the University of Stirling is clearly of the “NHS hospitals are very bad places when it comes to the standards of care for frail elderly patients” viewpoint. Read more: What doctors won’t do. Life … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients to be Treated in the Community Where Possible (The Independent)

Summary Sir David Nicholson, head of the NHS Commissioning Board, has expressed the view that NHS hospitals are “very bad places” when it comes to the standards of care for frail, elderly patients. He proposes that new ways must be … Continue reading

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