Tag Archives: Home and Community Care Services

BBC’s Cost of Care Project (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has launched an online calculator, and guide, explaining how the care system for people aged over-65 works in England. It illustrates how much services might actually cost. Full Text Link Reference Holt, A. [and] Triggle, N. (2015). … Continue reading

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Cuts to Adult Social Care (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary Using statistics, Age UK has shown that older people in England are being increasingly left “high and dry” by councils which have cut care and support. Spending on adult social care has fallen by £1.1 billion since 2010; hundreds … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Integrated Health and Care Opportunities From the Better Care Fund (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund evidence-based guide has been produced to assist discussions between Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and Health and Wellbeing Boards about best use of the “Better Care Fund” for achieving integrated care. “The June 2013 Spending Round … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Integrated Care, King's Fund, Management of Condition, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NHS Culture Change Moves Forwards / Waiting Time Targets (BBC News / CQC / Nuffield Trust / QualityWatch)

Summary David Prior, the Care Quality Commission chairman, has commented that the NHS had become “too powerful to criticise” in the recent past, despite some patients receiving an unsatisfactory service. Even the most senior staff were sometimes afraid to speak out. He … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Integration Transformation Fund (NHS England / Local Government Association)

Summary NHS England and the Local Government Association have jointly outlined plans about how £3.8 billion of pooled funding is intended to transform integrated health and social care. “The Local Government Association and NHS England have today published their planning ‘vision’ for … Continue reading

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Two Thirds Feel Older People are Treated Poorly by Government Over Care (Age UK)

Summary In the context of the Government’s spending review 2015/16, Age UK / Ipsos Mori conducted a poll into the issues about which the over-50s have concerns regarding how the Government is perceived as treating older people. Over half (56%) of survey respondents said that they … Continue reading

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Emergency Services and Emergency Care (Carers UK / King’s Fund / FTN)

Summary This briefing presents the response of Carers UK to the inquiry into emergency care. It asserts that family carers play an important daily role in the prevention of critical healthcare needs and thereby in preventing the avoidable hospital admissions … Continue reading

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