Tag Archives: General Hospitals

Escalating NHS Trust Deficits: Not Unexpected (BBC News / Monitor)

Summary NHS Trusts in England have run-up a £930 million “worst for a generation” deficit in the first three months of this financial year. Regulators have also noted that performance measures on waiting times for access to hospital treatment and … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Current – and Likely Future – State of the NHS (NAO / Dods)

Summary The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a “Short Guide to the Department of Health” as one of their collection of short guides about different government departments. This guide includes a wealth of statistical information in summary form, concerning … 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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Rising Deficits and the Search for Better Value in the NHS: New Approaches to Financial Sustainability? (King’s Fund / BBC News / Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary Regulators have demanded that hospitals and NHS trusts in England review their financial plans, because rising deficits indicate that existing plans are increasingly unaffordable. Full Text Link Reference Health regulator tells NHS trusts to ‘look again’ at finances. London: … Continue reading

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Updates to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (SCIE Social Care Online / Department of Health)

Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) “At a Glance” document summarises the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and their use, particularly in the light of a recent Supreme Court Judgement (March 2014). The Supreme Court judgment (March 2014) … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Dementia Care Bundle: a “New” Discovery (Health Foundation)

Summary The following case study from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust covers how the Dementia Care Bundle (DCB) was implemented at New Cross Hospital and how this has improved patient safety. This apparently neglected item from the University of Worcester, … Continue reading

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Behaviour and Pain in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals (Alzheimer’s Society / BMC Geriatrics / PAIN® / QMM)

Summary Research into pain in 230 people with dementia at two hospitals, conducted by University College London, indicates that the occurrence of pain experienced in hospitals may be significantly under-reported. This observational study found around two-thirds (57%) of people with … Continue reading

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Review of NHS Performance Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support)

Summary The following review of NHS performance by the King’s Fund finds that waiting times for A&E, cancer care and routine operations have been deteriorating recently, and that Trust deficits are increasing in scale and extent. The report analyses NHS … Continue reading

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Pressures Upon the NHS: Ongoing Questions About the Relationship(s) Between Proxy Targets and Underlying Standards (BBC News / Nuffield Trust)

Summary Patients increasingly wait longer for key services in many hospitals in England. A Nuffield Trust report investigates whether this is a significant problem. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Best hospitals ‘now struggling to see patients’. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Standards for the Care of Patients with Dementia in Acute Hospitals (CHKS)

Summary CHKS was assisted by the Alzheimer’s Society in developing their assurance programme specifying standards for the care of patients with dementia in acute settings. This programme combines a framework of standards concerning the organisational structure and processes in acute … Continue reading

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