Tag Archives: Delirium

National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on the Assessment of Delirium (HQIP / RCP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published a spotlight audit on delirium in the care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. This audit finds: A large proportion (32%) of patients with dementia admitted … Continue reading

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Our Invisible Addicts: Updated Edition (Royal College of Psychiatrists / BBC News / ONS / Wiley)

Summary The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a second edition of the “Our Invisible Addicts” report, which presents updates to evidence concerning mental health aspects of alcohol and substance misuse in the “baby boomer” generation. It advises that substance … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement Plans for Dementia Care: CQUINS and Enhanced Services (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) has written an account of developments regarding the national dementia CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation), which is now in its fourth year. The emphasis on dementia case finding has … Continue reading

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Use of Quality Standards to Improve Practice in Care Homes for Older People (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a brief resource explaining how NICE quality standards fit together and relate to improvement initiatives relating to care homes. It explains how to use NICE quality standards to … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways for NICE Guidance

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary NICE Pathways is an online tool which brings together summaries of selected NICE guidelines, and related information, … Continue reading

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Standardised National System for Monitoring Vital Signs (BBC News / RCP / RCN / SIGN)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary A joint group of doctors and nurses suggests that moving to a standardised national bedside chart scheme, called the National Early … Continue reading

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Guiding Framework for Education and Awareness in Person Centred Dementia Care. National Dementia Education Project (Republic of Ireland’s Health Service Executive)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary In Ireland there are over 41,000 people living with dementia currently, and this number is expected to increase to over … Continue reading

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