Tag Archives: Falls

Enhanced Support: Reducing Hospital Admissions From Care Homes (NHS England / Health Foundation)

Summary Care home residents in Rushcliffe (Nottinghamshire) receiving an enhanced care package, delivered by the Principia Partners in Health multispecialty community provider vanguard – which includes regular visits from named GPs and independent support from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire … Continue reading

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Safe and Well Visits: Partnership Working Between Health, Social Care, Fire and Rescue Services and Volunteers (NHS England, PHE, LGA / CFOA / Age UK)

Summary Further information has become available concerning the programme of “health checks” for the homes of elderly people and patients with complex long-term conditions. Collaboration on establishing the working principles of these “Safe and Well” visits has involved cooperation between … Continue reading

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FallSafe Project: Falls Prevention Care Bundle (Nursing Times / Clinical Medicine)

Summary This article describes a regional initiative to falls prevention, involving the development of champions to give falls avoidance a high priority on hospital wards. It discusses lessons learned. “There should be no complacency: on a 36-bed ward, even a … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Referral Statistics Update (NHS England)

Summary Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection has been mandatory since April 2013 for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services. Data collection statistics (supplied in Microsoft Excel format) have recently been updated to January 2014. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Care Homes (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most … Continue reading

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Hip Fractures in Hospitalised Medical Patients (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Summary The incidence of hip fracture among people admitted to internal medicine units in Spain was analyzed. 1127 (0.057%) people received a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalisation, and the hospital mortality rate was 27.9%. (versus 9.4% for comparable non-fracture … Continue reading

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Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the … 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

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Carers UK, Dementia Action Alliance, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NHS Alliance: Changes to the NHS Should Keep Elderly Out of Hospitals (Daily Mail: Mail Online / BBC News)

Summary Dr Michael Dixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has adopted the now widespread view that hospitals can be dangerous places for frail elderly patients and people with long-term conditions. It is the NHS Alliance‘s policy that hospitals are better suited for only the … Continue reading

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