Tag Archives: Former Care Services Minister Paul Burstow

Working Group to Help Families Combine Work and Care (Department of Health)

Summary Paul Burstow, Care Services Minister has announced a new working group, combining representatives from government and employers, to help support carers in their efforts to stay in work alongside their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. This statement appeared, as … Continue reading

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FITS Training Programme to Reduce Antipsychotic Prescriptions (Department of Health / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A training programme entitled “Focussed Intervention Training and Support (FITS)” has been launched by the Alzheimer’s Society, with the support and funding of the Department of Health and the HC-One Care Home Group. This programme aims to help in … Continue reading

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Family Carers in England to Have Legal Rights? (BBC News)

Summary There are plans to grant legal rights to carers in England following recommendations by the Law Commission. An estimated 1.25 million people spend 50 hours a week or more caring for family members who are ill and unable to cope … Continue reading

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Three Million Lives to be Improved by High Technology Health Project (Department of Health, National News Distribution Service)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary Three million lives could be improved across England by using new high-tech healthcare. After seeing the technology in practice in Cornwall on … Continue reading

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Concordat Between the Department of Health and Telehealth and Telecare Industry (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services, has confirmed the Department of Health‘s commitment to telehealth and telecare. This “”Concordat” (agreement of … Continue reading

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First Report of the National Audit of Dementia (BBC News / Royal College of Psychiatrists)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary The national audit of dementia care across 210 hospitals in England and Wales, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has found … Continue reading

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CQC Inspections to Target Poor Home Care (Department of Health Media Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary On November 22nd the Care Services Minister Paul Burstow praised the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that it has planned a programme of … Continue reading

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