Tag Archives: Services Maximising Independence

Pressure on District Nursing Services: the Demand / Capacity Gap (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report identifies a fall in community nursing staff, which places district nursing services in England under increasing pressure. Unmanageable workloads may be causing delays and fewer home visits, perhaps leaving patients at risk. According to … Continue reading

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Investigations Into Increasing Use and Awareness of Assistive Technology in Dementia Care (BMJ Open)

Summary Qualitative research explores the views of general practitioners (GPs), people with dementia and their carers concerning the uses of assistive technology in dementia care. This study, based on community care settings in the North East of England, identifies four … Continue reading

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Review of Interventions Which May Potentially Delay Functional Decline in Persons With Dementia (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors examined 23 systematic reviews about the benefits of non-pharmacological, pharmacological and alternative therapies on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia. Interventions thought to be effective (based on evidence sometimes judged to be “low quality”) … Continue reading

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Commissioning Rehabilitation Services (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has published guidance on commissioning rehabilitation services in the form of an interactive guide. This document contains links to the latest evidence and examples of good practice. It covers rehabilitation for both mental and physical health conditions, … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Assistive Technology, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Delirium, Depression, Falls, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Hip Fractures, Housing, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Parkinson's Disease, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Physiotherapy, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, Stroke, Telecare, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moving Care Closer to Home: Resource Collection (Monitor)

Summary Monitor has released a collection of resources to support healthcare providers and commissioners when making evidence-based decisions about the costs and benefits of different approaches to moving care closer to patients’ homes (i.e. away from hospitals and into the … Continue reading

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Living With Dementia: Practical, Legal and Financial Considerations (Laker Legal Solicitors / Wright Hassall LLP)

Summary Coinciding with Dementia Awareness Week (May 17th – 23rd 2015), Laker Legal have commissioned an infographic explaining the practical, financial and legal considerations for people who have recently received a dementia diagnosis (and for the consideration of their loved … Continue reading

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BBC’s Cost of Care Project (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has launched an online calculator, and guide, explaining how the care system for people aged over-65 works in England. It illustrates how much services might actually cost. Full Text Link Reference Holt, A. [and] Triggle, N. (2015). … Continue reading

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