Tag Archives: RCN

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) E-Learning Module (RCN)

Summary An estimated 25,000 people admitted to hospital die from preventable VTE each year, and the Department of Health has made prevention a priority for the NHS. To raise awareness and understanding of the NICE VTE guideline, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) developed a free interactive e-learning module … Continue reading

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NHS Future Forum Reports (Second Phase, January 2012)

Summary The NHS Future Forum has published a second set of reports for the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. These reports present recommendations for improving the quality of patient care and achieving better outcomes. The full documentation set includes: Summary Report. … Continue reading

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Putting the Quality into the Care Quality Commission (Royal College of Nursing)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report presents the results from a survey of more than 5,000 RCN members concerning the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Nurses broadly support the work of this health care regulator and welcome the need … Continue reading

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Improving the Quality of Care for People With Dementia in General Hospitals (University of Worcester / RCN / Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary Another neglected gem from the University of Worcester, RCN and Department of Health. Although this report was published officially in … 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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National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011: Full Report (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary The first full report of the National Audit of Dementia across 210 hospitals in England and Wales, by the Royal College … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Care in Dignity for Older People: Royal College of Physicians Consultation Response

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This report represents Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) response to the Dignity in Care consultation. The Commission on Improving Dignity … Continue reading

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Dementia: Learning Resources (Royal College of Nursing)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary On September 21st 2011 the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched a range of resources to support their commitment to … Continue reading

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RCN Dementia Project Update & RCN Supports Dementia Awareness Week (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary The Royal College of Nursing is supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2011, which is taking place this week in England and … Continue reading

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Dementia Care Impeded by Workload (RCN)

Summary An RCN survey reveals improved recognition of patient needs, but low staffing levels in some care environments prevent best practice. Erin Dean reports. Full Text Link (Note: A subscription to the RCN’s Nursing Standard is required to view – or even … Continue reading

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