Tag Archives: Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb: Former Health Minister (Coalition Government)

Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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An Emerging Consensus on the State of NHS and Social Care Funding? (BBC News / Health Foundation / King’s Fund)

The Health Select Committee, chaired by Dr Sarah Wollaston, have addressed the much-debated question about whether the NHS has enough funding for sustainability. The main concern is about cuts to local authority budgets for social care (and public health). The … Continue reading

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Guidance on Use of Covert or Visible Cameras to Monitor Care (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission Guidance (CQC) has issued a short document offering guidance to people considering use of hidden cameras to monitor the quality of care in care homes, or hospitals, in England. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. … Continue reading

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Department of Health Met US Congressional Delegation About Dementia Challenge (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary A Congressional Delegation from the United States visited the Department of Health on March 17th 2014, focusing on dementia. The aim was to develop further ways in which US and UK policymakers and healthcare leaders might work together on meeting the challenges of dementia and … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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Use of Face-Down Restraint in Mental Health Hospitals (BBC News / NHS Choices / Mind)

Summary Research by the mental health charity Mind has revealed figures showing the extent to which face-down restraint is used in some trusts. The government is considering a ban on the use of this method of restraint in English mental health hospitals. … Continue reading

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The Right Care: Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has written to acute trusts reminding them of a campaign run by the Dementia Action Alliance which urges hospitals to become dementia-friendly. Hospitals are requested to commit to becoming dementia-friendly during March 2013. This letter … Continue reading

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Extra Funding to Support People in Their Own Homes (Department of Health)

Summary Norman Lamb, Care and Support Minister, has announced an extra £40m for the Disabled Facilities Grant. The money will be used to help older people have better quality of life and remain independent in their own homes for longer. … Continue reading

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Care Home Regulation Unfit for Purpose: Care Minister Norman Lamb (BBC News)

Summary Care minister Norman Lamb has concluded that regulation of the care sector is not fit for purpose. New proposals on care homes are open for consultation. One proposal is for regulators to be given greater powers to examine the books of the … Continue reading

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Liverpool Care Pathway: Updates to the NHS Constitution (BBC News)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Liverpool Care Pathway, developed at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the city’s Marie Curie Hospice, … Continue reading

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