Tag Archives: NHS West Midlands

Brief Audit of the New Cross Hospital Specialised Dementia Unit: a “New” Discovery (European Geriatric Medicine)

Summary A short conference abstract relating to the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project has been discovered, entirely fortuitously, over three years after the event held in Brussels. This brief piece communicates the results of an audit into the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Dementia Care Bundle: a “New” Discovery (Health Foundation)

Summary The following case study from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust covers how the Dementia Care Bundle (DCB) was implemented at New Cross Hospital and how this has improved patient safety. This apparently neglected item from the University of Worcester, … Continue reading

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Integrated Care for People with Complex Chronic Conditions: Research Summary (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report summarises the findings from a 2-year research project (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) which involved looking at five UK-based programmes delivering coordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs. The aim has … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, King's Fund, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia Care in the Acute General Hospital: Revisited (Journal of Dementia Care)

Summary This article summarises the range of interventions involved in improving care for people with dementia at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Key components of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project comprise: A specialist dementia acute medical ward (currently called … Continue reading

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Integrated Care: the Esteem Team at Sandwell’s Integrated Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (King’s Fund)

Summary This case study from the King’s Fund (funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation) covers one of five UK-based models of care co-ordination. It is about the Sandwell Esteem Team, at the Sandwell Integrated Primary Care Mental Health and … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt on ‘Complacent’ Hospitals (BBC News)

Summary Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that some hospitals are coasting along and settling for minimum standards instead of striving for excellence. He has criticised a culture of “complacency” and low expectations which may be placing unnecessary limits on performance in the NHS. The challenge is to … Continue reading

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Improving Dementia Identification and Timely Diagnosis: Skills and Competencies for Primary Care Liaison (University of Worcester / Victoria University)

Summary This article examines possible ways to improve the effectiveness of identification of people with undiagnosed dementia in primary care. The role of Primary Care Liaison is a possible solution. An in-depth consultation, and search of the literature and policy … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), International, Local Interest, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News: Evaluation Report Published for Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary We have just this week learned that the final evaluation of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Falls, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, New Cross Dementia Project, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nutrition, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Universal Interest, Wolverhampton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nutritional Care of Patients with Dementia in the Acute Setting (Complete Nutrition)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article discusses the role of the dietitian in an acute hospital working with dementia patients. It outlines various causes of … Continue reading

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Automated Pill Dispenser Project Evaluation (Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This end of project evaluation report, from Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands, covers the PivoTell automated pill dispenser. Mark 3 … Continue reading

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