Tag Archives: Transforming General Hospital Care

Dementia Care in Hospitals (RCN Development Programme / University of Worcester)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has published a report on the programme about the role of nurses in dementia care. It investigates the need to … Continue reading

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Certificate of Fundamental Care for Health Care Assistants (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has revealed that new care workers will be required to attain a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their first job. This follows recommendations made in the independent Cavendish report, which reviewed inconsistencies in training throughout … Continue reading

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Dementia Patients and Hospital Discharge: Mind the Gap

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. By Dr Daryl Leung Clinical Director Care of the Elderly New Cross Hospital. A Personal View from the Sharp End Disclaimer: The … Continue reading

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RCN Congress Fringe Event: Promoting Dignity in Dementia, Transforming General Hospital Care (RCN Dementia Project)

Update A fringe event on HCAs’ Day at RCN Congress will be hosted by Rachel Thompson on Monday April 11th 2011 (5.45pm to 6.45pm). The initial findings of the RCN Dementia Project will be presented, including the notable innovations in best practice … Continue reading

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Dignity in Dementia: Transforming General Hospital Care (National Mental Health Development Unit)

Summary The Let’s Respect Resource Box comprises a set of powerful images and uses case studies to provide information and practical suggestions of how to better meet the mental health needs of older people. It has been designed with the focus on … Continue reading

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