Tag Archives: Medication

Report on CQC’s Comprehensive Inspections of Adult Social Care (BBC News / CQC / What Works Centre for Wellbeing)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s report, covering over 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 adult social care locations, found that many elderly people across England continue to receive care in nursing homes, care homes and from home-care services which is … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients for Medication Best Usage (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has release guidance which helps health and care professionals to assist patients with their medicines to improve outcomes and avoid waste. The “Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines” document offers four guiding … 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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Improving Person-Centred Dementia Care in Hospital (Nursing Times)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary The authors of this article are strongly in favour of nurses adopting a person-centred and individualised approach to care in … Continue reading

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