Tag Archives: Health and Social Care Information Centre

Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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Resources to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia (UKMi / East & South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services)

Summary This document assembles a collection of resources to support primary and secondary care pharmacists in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics for patients showing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The resources are based on the “Medicines Use … Continue reading

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Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England: 2011-12. Experimental Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

Summary This report summarises statistical information about alerts and referrals to adult social care safeguarding teams in England. It is based on the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults (AVA) data collection for 2011-12. Read more: Health & Social Care Information Centre. A total 136,000 safeguarding alerts, 108,000 … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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Consultation on Additional Indicators for the 2014/15 Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is consulting opinion on the 32 CCG outcomes indicators for inclusion in the 2014/15 Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS); formerly known as the “Commissioning Outcomes Framework”. The consultation … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework: Provisional Results (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published the first figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). The report includes data for 14 measures designed to enable comparisons of the effectiveness of care delivered by councils … Continue reading

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Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients Declined Sharply in England 2006-2011 (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary The percentage of dementia patients being prescribed antipsychotic drugs fell sharply over the period 2006-2011 according to a statistical report … Continue reading

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