Tag Archives: Thinking Like a Patient and Acting Like a Taxpayer

Systematic Review of Reminiscence Therapy for People With Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A Cochrane Review of reminiscence therapy for dementia has been updated to reflect the latest evidence on the efficacy of this diverse group of interventions for people living with dementia and their carers. This review attempts to accommodate differences … Continue reading

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Ongoing Reflections on the State of the NHS (BBC News / NAO / NHS Providers / PAC / Health Foundation / NHS England)

Summary The Prime Minister is in favour of another multi-year funding plan for the NHS in England, deigned to permit planned re-structuring, tackle long-term financial shortages, and avoid recurrent annual cash top-ups / the persistent need for unexpected bailouts. This … Continue reading

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NHS England’s Pharmacy Integration Fund (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary Care home residents often have multiple long-term conditions and are often prescribed several different medicines (polypharmacy). NHS England plans to fund recruitment of 180 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians who will work with care homes to try to reduce … Continue reading

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Examining Alternative Visions of Funding Social Care for Older People in England (King’s Fund / Health Foundation)

The Kings Fund and the Health Foundation have produced a report on “Approaches to social care funding”. It considers the various advantages and disadvantages of a variety of proposed approaches to funding social care for older people, which include (quotation): … Continue reading

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Preparations for the NHS’s 70th Birthday Year: Happy Watershed Moment? (NHS England / Department of Health and Social Care / BBC News / King’s Fund / HFMA)

Summary In preparation for the NHS’s 70th Birthday on July 5th 2018, NHS England has started work, with numerous partner organisations, on plans for celebrating the NHS’s past achievements and ongoing aims / philosophy. Full Text Link Reference About NHS … Continue reading

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New Year – Same Old NHS Winter Pressures: Some Recent Responses to Excess Public Demand for Services (BBC News / RCGP / NHS England / King’s Fund)

Summary Other Northern European nations, North America etc. have more extreme and colder Winters, yet their health systems appear not to buckle under these predictable seasonal pressures. Here are some recent responses and initiatives, as mentioned in the news, aiming … Continue reading

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Much Wants More: Reflex or Reason? (BBC News)

Summary This week’s Budget announced a further £2.8 billion of funding over the next three years for the NHS, comprising: An additional £350 million this year, up-front, to cover anticipated Winter pressures. An additional £1.6 billion for 2018-19. An additional … Continue reading

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