Tag Archives: Readmissions

Guidance for CCGs on Proactive Care Programme (NHS England)

Summary NHS England’s guidance for CCGs about avoiding unplanned admissions is available. This enhanced service to reduce avoidable unplanned admissions operates by improving services for vulnerable patients and persons with complex physical or mental health needs. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Putting Dementia on the Map (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary An interactive map presents what is known currently about dementia care, support and research across the country. There are three major topic areas: In the community. At hospital. The future of care. Full Text Link Reference Putting Dementia on … Continue reading

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GP Access Fund Could Help 7 Milllion Patients (BBC News)

Summary The GP Access Fund, intended to make it easier for people to access their GPs during evenings or weekends, and/or to contact them remotely by phone, email and Skype, could benefit over seven million patients (a higher number than … Continue reading

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Transitions Between Health and Social Care (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a social care guideline on coordinated transitions between health and social care, for use in England. The draft scope of this guideline on integrated care defines the aspects … Continue reading

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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators: December 2013 (HSCIC)

Summary Diagnosis is an important factor for the quality of life of people with dementia. The indicator “Estimated diagnosis rate for people with dementia” (2.6.i) aims to capture the quality of life of people with dementia. It identifies the proportion … Continue reading

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Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: DSD (Journal of Hospital Medicine / Medical Express)

Summary This research investigated the influence of cognitive impairment and delirium in older adults during the 30 days following acute care hospitalisation. The authors were specifically interested in the incidence, risk factors and outcomes concerning Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). … Continue reading

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Payment by Results: Payment Systems in the NHS (HFMA / Kings Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and Monitor held a workshop for finance leaders to debate the NHS payments system. While the benefits of payment by results (PBR) are acknowledged, the system governing payments is said to … Continue reading

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Opening Doors: Nursing Care for Homeless People (QNI / NHS England)

Summary The homeless represent a widely marginalised group who suffer significant and multiple health inequalities. This report from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is about the Opening Doors project, which supports the development of nursing care for homeless people. Full … Continue reading

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