Tag Archives: Managing Transitions

Transitions Between Health and Social Care (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a social care guideline on coordinated transitions between health and social care, for use in England. The draft scope of this guideline on integrated care defines the aspects … Continue reading

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Health and Care System Struggling Over Dementia (BBC News / CQC’s Care Update 2013)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded that the health and social care system in England is struggling to cater for the needs of people with dementia. It has found that both hospitals and care homes have been failing … Continue reading

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Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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Care Management Programs Reduce Hospital Admissions and Readmissions in Chronically Ill and Vulnerable Patients (Commonwealth Fund)

Summary Three USA-based case studies are used to illustrate the potential of care management programs for reducing preventable hospital admissions and readmissions by improving the coordination of care and patient transitions. Full Text Link Reference McCarthy, D. Cohen, A. and … Continue reading

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Factors in Patients’ and Carers’ Experiences of Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (PLoS Medicine)

Summary Early diagnosis and intervention for people with dementia is becoming a priority, as has been reflected in the “Dementia Case Finding Scheme”. Some GPs are concerned about the effects of early diagnosis and disclosure on patients and carers, however. … Continue reading

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My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The“My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes” report summarises a three-year action research study. … Continue reading

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