Tag Archives: EHE: Enhancing the Healing Environment

Creating a Dementia Friendly Hospital: Local Contributions Have Global Influence (ICN / WHO / NHS England)

Summary International Nurses’ Day, taking the theme “Nurses – A Force For Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience” this year, fell on May 12th 2016. Just a few days earlier, International Day of the Midwife took place on May 5th 2016. … Continue reading

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Practical Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments: the Access Audit (Innovations in Dementia)

Summary Innovations in Dementia (ID) have produced a quick checklist on how to perform an audit with the aim of making buildings more suitable for people with dementia. The “access audit” includes an assessment of how persons with dementia typically … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, For Carers (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SCIE Dementia Gateway: Useful Dementia-Related Information Resources (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced, and maintains, an uptodate and impressively broad collection of links to dementia-related websites and information resources. A wide range of topics and themes in dementia care are covered, including: Dementia-Friendly … Continue reading

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Successful Bids for £50m Dementia Friendly Environments Funding (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has released a list of the successful bids for a share of the £50m funding of capital projects to improve care environments for people with dementia. This lists the 116 hospitals and care homes which have been awarded money, … Continue reading

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How Dementia-Friendly Is Your Hospital? The EHE Assessment Tool (King’s Fund, Enhancing the Healing Environment)

Summary Relatively inexpensive changes to the design of health care environments can enhance the wellbeing of people with dementia, improve staff morale and reduce costs. The Royal College of Psychiatrists‘ Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Enhancing the Healing Environment, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), King's Fund, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Delirium, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NIHR, NIHRSDO, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Successful Applications for £50m Dementia Fund: First Round (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has released a list of the successful applicants for Stage One of the £50m funding of capital projects to improve care environments for people with dementia. Read more: Successful applicants announced for stage 1 of … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, Department of Health, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Examples of Supportive Design for People with Dementia (King’s Fund)

Summary Twenty six Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) projects have now been completed in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England. The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme (2009-2012) involved exploring ways to improve the … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, Department of Health, Enhancing the Healing Environment, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), King's Fund, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, New Cross Dementia Project, New Cross Hospital, NHS, Person-Centred Care, Physiotherapy, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wolverhampton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Latest Guidance for Expressions of Interest Regarding Funding to Improve Care Environments for People with Dementia (Department of Health, Dementia)

Summary Expressions of interest for funding to improve the surroundings of people living with dementia are currently being accepted from care providers. Local authorities, working in partnership with social care providers and the NHS, are able to bid for a share of £50 million … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Department of Health, Enhancing the Healing Environment, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Recent Articles on Dementia-Friendly Hospitals and Dementia Care Improvements (HSJ)

Summary Two articles appeared in the Health Service Journal during October 2012 concerning the creation of dementia-friendly hospitals and improving dementia care in the community generally. Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals This article briefly reviews the impact of King’s Fund’s Enhancing the … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Antipsychotics, Community Care, Enhancing the Healing Environment, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), King's Fund, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments