Tag Archives: Government Policy

Opening Statement From National Clinical Director for Integration and the Frail Elderly (NHS England)

Summary NHS England’s new National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Care has released an initial statement of intent concerning future directions in national ageing policy and NHS commissioning. “As the new NCD for Older People I intend to pursue all available … Continue reading

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Incidence of Dementia May Be Decreasing Slightly – Relative to Previously Expected Rates (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary The prevalence of dementia in western Europe may be increasing less rapidly than previously predicted. The reason(s) why rates of dementia may be levelling-off, or even falling, is not certain; but improvements in general wellbeing and ongoing work towards … Continue reading

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Health Inequalities, Social Inequality and Inequalities in Life Expectancy: Recent History and Policy Implications (King’s Fund)

Summary It has been known for some time that persons living in neighbourhood areas with higher levels of income deprivation have statistically lower life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy. This relationship has become known as the “Marmot curve”. This report … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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Adult Safeguarding: Updated Statement of Government Policy (Department of Health)

Summary This document from the Department of Health updates the government’s policy on safeguarding adults vulnerable to abuse and neglect. “It includes the statement of principles for Local Authority Social Services and housing, health, the police and other agencies to … Continue reading

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Policies on Ageing (Centre for Policy on Ageing)

Summary This online resource, from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, offers an easy to browse list of important policy documents, reports and briefings relating to issues concerning the care of older people and broader implications of an ageing population. … Continue reading

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