Tag Archives: NICE

NHS in England: New Structure and Accountabilities (Nuffield Trust / House of Commons)

Summary This online slide-show, from the Nuffield Trust, offers a concise visual summary of the main reforms to management, accountability and funding structures in the NHS as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The slides compare … Continue reading

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Transforming Health and Social Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health, Dementia Health and Care Champion Group)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary Health and care organisations are working on improvements to dementia services as defined in the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge.  The … Continue reading

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Consultation on Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) Indicators (NICE)

Summary As a step in the development of a Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF), stakeholders have been invited to comment on suggested new quality indicators. The indicators have been mapped against the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework, and encompass … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Treatment of Depression in People With Dementia (NHS Evidence)

Summary Depression is common in dementia. It often causes distress, reduces quality of life, worsens cognitive and functional impairment, increases mortality, and also brings about stress and depression in carers. Earlier Guidance The NICE Clinical Guideline on Dementia (CG42) recommends … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaches: Could Your Expertise Help to Develop “Care of People with Dementia” Quality Standards? (NICE / SCIE)

Summary A review is underway to assess whether the joint NICE/SCIE dementia care guideline, published in 2006, needs to be updated. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the provisional review decision. Closing date: January 23rd 2012 (5pm). “Registered stakeholders for this guideline are invited … Continue reading

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Guidance for Commissioners on End of Life Care for Adults (NICE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This guide supports commissioners in the design of high quality, evidence-based services to improve outcomes for patients, with an eye … Continue reading

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Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (NICE Clinical Guideline CG90)

Summary People with dementia are at higher risk of depression. Much of the mental health comorbidity which affects older people in general hospitals relates to dementia, depression and delirium. The main NICE dementia guideline provides guidance on the management of … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Report Called for Better Dementia Care Training (NICE News Update)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Approximately 750,000 people currently live with dementia in the UK, and this number will rise to over a million by … Continue reading

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Common Mental Health Disorders (NICE Guideline CG123)

Summary This new NICE guideline on the identification of – and pathways to care for – common mental health disorders focuses on primary care. It draws on existing NICE guidelines and makes new recommendations on how patients are assessed, and … Continue reading

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NICE Commissioning Guide: Memory Assessment Services

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Summary Note: This NICE guideline has been amended to incorporate the updated NICE technology appraisal of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, published in … Continue reading

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