Tag Archives: The Guardian

Government Pledges a Further Two Billion for the NHS (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary There has been an early announcement that the Government is to make an extra £2 billion for the health service next year. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday is expected to explain how the extra funding will be for … Continue reading

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What Kills Londoners? (Guardian Data Blog)

Summary Data has been compiled and mapped to reveal the main causes of death in each London borough. It is possible to explore the statistics for a given area by clicking on it directly via an interactive map, or by typing-in a postcode search. The results … Continue reading

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Emergency Services and Emergency Care: NHS Needs to Simplify Urgent Care (BBC News)

Summary A review of emergency services and emergency care, led by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, has recommended that the NHS in England needs a simpler and more coordinated system of round-the-clock urgent and emergency care. The review has identified that many patients … Continue reading

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Social Media, Mobile Applications and Internet-Based Approaches for Supporting Non-Professional Carers: Systematic Review (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

Summary This US systematic review investigates the potential of telehealth applications and tools to facilitate caregiving. Consumer health information technology (CHIT) interventions and applications are defined as electronic tools or technologies intended for use by consumers, by patients or family … Continue reading

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Growing Roles of Housing Staff in Facilitating the Diagnosis and Management of Dementia in the Community (Guardian Professional)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Good housing and related services play a vital role in improving the lives of people with dementia. … Continue reading

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What Health Professionals Should Know About Dementia (Guardian Professional Healthcare Network)

Summary Former nurse Ann Johnson has made it her mission to educate healthcare professionals about dementia. She is a former lecturer in nursing at the University of Manchester, and has had dementia herself for several years. “Knowing about dementia is … Continue reading

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Janus: Reflections on BMA’s Evolving Advice on NHS Reforms (BMA Guidance / The Guardian)

Summary It is not necessary to be an expert in modern history (or politics) to realise that advice from the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) is in flux. GPC Advice Earlier The GPC has been prolific of late in issuing … Continue reading

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