Tag Archives: Diagnosis and Referral

NHS Atlas of Variation (BBC News / NHS England / NHS Right Care / PHE)

Summary The NHS Atlas of Variation, produced by NHS England, NHS Right Care and Public Health England (PHE), compares service performance across over 200 local areas. This latest Atlas includes over 100 maps covering data, at the level of individual … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Persons With Suspected Dementia Who Refuse a Diagnostic Assessment (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A study investigated the traits and characteristics of patients who screened positive for dementia (in a USA primary care context) but who refused a formal a diagnostic assessment. The Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) … Continue reading

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New Dementia Diagnosis Data Collection Requirements for GPs (HSCIC)

Summary Data on dementia diagnoses is collected to support the National Dementia Strategy. The aim of improving diagnosis rates was specified in the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge and the NHS Mandate. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has … Continue reading

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Latest Dementia Assessment and Referral Data: to May 2015 and June 2015 (NHS England)

Summary Dementia assessment and referral data collection has been mandatory for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services, since April 2013. These statistics indicate the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and older, admitted as an emergency for more … Continue reading

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Investigating Simplified Approaches to Diagnosis / Screening of Dementia (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary This article reports on research to discover a simplified, quick and easy method of dementia diagnosis, where clinical assessment has already suggested possible dementia. The aim is to reduce the need for specialist referrals and more expensive detailed, time-consuming … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Older Women: Be Clear on Cancer Campaign Survey (BBC News / CRUK / PHE)

Summary One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged over 70. A survey from Public Health England (PHE) indicates that many older women are unaware of the early warning signs of breast cancer (other than lumps), and are … Continue reading

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Dementia 2015 UK Policy Report: Improving the Quality of Life for People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s fourth annual report exploring the quality of life for people with dementia (and their families and carers) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is entitled “Dementia 2015: Aiming higher to transform lives is in England”. This … Continue reading

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Post-Diagnostic Dementia Support Too Patchy? (BBC News / RCGP / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey of GPs, commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society, indicates that it is felt there is often inadequate post diagnosis support for people with dementia (and their families and carers) from the NHS and social services in the UK. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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