Tag Archives: Royal Free Hospital (London)

Google’s “Moonshot Project” on Tackling Ageing (Financial Times / Reuters / BBC News / ICO / Health and Technology)

Summary Arthur Levinson, formerly of Genentech, has left Roche to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his role as chief executive of Google’s Calico start-up company. Calico recently agreed a $1.5bn alliance with AbbVie, a rival of Roche, to develop treatments for … Continue reading

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Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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Hospital Best Practice Examples: Care of People with Dementia in Hospital Settings (RCN)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) guide “Commitment to the care of people with dementia in general … Continue reading

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Exercise: Helping People with Dementia (BBC News)

Summary This BBC Health News webpage illustrates how mild to moderate exercise regimes with simple gym equipment are being used, at the Redholme care home in Liverpool, to improve the quality of some residents’ lives and reduce the over-prescription of antipsychotics … Continue reading

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