Tag Archives: NHS West Midlands

Unorthodox Care Home: a Beacon of Excellence (NHS Local)

Summary Founded and managed by Anne Fretwell,  the pioneering Merevale House care home is a private residential home for people of all ages living with the various forms of dementia. Their organisational culture places emphasis on the importance of people living and working together. … Continue reading

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Dementia Pathway Coordinator Role in the West Midlands (Proposals, 2010)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract This report, commissioned by the Workforce Deanery of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, and conducted in collaboration with … Continue reading

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New Cross Hospital Pioneers Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (NHS Local)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary This NHS Local web page pays tribute to how the New Cross Hospital (part of the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust) has made extraordinary efforts to care for … Continue reading

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Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this article appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Introduction A project dedicated to improving acute hospital admission for older patients with dementia has the title “Delivering Excellence in Dementia Care in the Acute Hospital“. The … Continue reading

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Dementia Clinical Pathway Group (CPG) Metrics: West Midlands, Clinical Measures

Summary Dr Karim Saad, the West Midlands’ Dementia CPG Clinical Lead explains the tasks and challenges involved in measuring progress in the implementation of the regional dementia pathway. Innovative new metrics are presented. The priority has been to select metrics which score highly on validity and responsiveness, while attempting to avoid perverse … Continue reading

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Dementia in the West Midlands (NHS Local)

Summary By 2021 it is predicted one million people in the UK will have dementia. In the West Midlands 62,000 people have dementia; by 2021 this figure is expected to rise by 37 per cent to more than 85,000. In … Continue reading

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West Midlands’ Dementia Expert and Some Statistics (NHS Local)

Summary Dr Karim Saad is commonly hailed as the West Midlands’ leading expert on dementia. The NHS West Midlands web site introduces this expert and provides some statistics about dementia from the Alzheimer’s Research Trust: An estimated 820,000 people in the UK live … Continue reading

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