Tag Archives: Identification and Referral

New Dementia Diagnosis Data Collection Requirements for GPs (HSCIC)

Summary Data on dementia diagnoses is collected to support the National Dementia Strategy. The aim of improving diagnosis rates was specified in the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge and the NHS Mandate. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has … 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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UK Policy Report: the Quality of Life for People with Dementia in 2014 (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society has published the third annual report “Dementia 2014: Opportunity for change”, which examines many aspects of the quality of life for people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Similar to the two previous reports … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Referral Statistics Update (NHS England)

Summary Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection has been mandatory since April 2013 for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services. Data collection statistics (supplied in Microsoft Excel format) have recently been updated to January 2014. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Standards for the Structure and Content of Patient Records (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s healthcare record standards covers the recommended clinical structure and content of electronic health records. Section headings in this report comprise: Introduction. Standardised electronic health records. Developing the standards. Using the standards. Section 1: … Continue reading

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Guidance on National Commissioning for Quality and Innovation “CQUIN” Payment Framework (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework is intended to link a proportion of each service providers’ income … Continue reading

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National Dementia CQUIN Coming Soon (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health is working on a national commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) aimed at improving dementia care in hospitals. This CQUIN is due to … Continue reading

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Great Western Ambulance Service: Initiatives in Dementia Identification

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been involved in raising awareness among ambulance crews so that they may better help patients with dementia. Ambulance … Continue reading

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More Information on the Take Heart Project (NHS Local)

Summary The Take Heart project does not aim to improve people’s memory. Instead, it helps people with suspected dementia to understand the causes of their condition and provides advice and information to help control contributory cardiovascular factors. 97 per cent of the people referred … Continue reading

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