Tag Archives: UK National Screening Committee

Dementia Case-Finding in Hospitals: Qualitative Research Into Disparate Perceptions of Primary and Secondary Care Staff in England (BMJ Open)

Summary Hospitals in England have been conducting case-finding of people with dementia among older people, who were admitted on an unplanned basis, since 2012/13; although the methods to be used were undefined. A recent article investigates the views of staff … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Screening (Sense About Science / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The brief “Making Sense of Screening” guide attempts to inform public expectations about screening programmes. It offers insights into the limitations of what screening programmes are sometimes able to deliver. Common misconceptions about how screening works are addressed, with … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Two Sides of the Dementia Case-Finding Debate (BMJ)

Summary The UK government is introducing incentives for general practitioners to check for dementia in patients aged 75 and older, with the intention that timely diagnosis facilitates earlier support for patients with dementia. Critics of this policy allege that this … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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More Musings on Effective Dementia Research and Screening Proposals

Summary The authors of this challenging article suggest that proposals for a premature programme of screening of the elderly population for dementia cases could end in mistakes comparable to the “great prostate mistake” of recent years (a policy since reversed), … Continue reading

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Dementia Case Finding: The Potential Disadvantages of Screening for Dementia (BMJ Rapid Response)

Summary The authors of this list of timely and well-considered caveats concerning the introduction of the “Dementia Case Finding Scheme” express a variety of concerns about some potential unintended consequences. The proposal for the scheme introduces an intention to screen … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society Urges Screening for Dementia at Age 75 Years

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The NHS should offer checks for dementia when people reach 75, the Alzheimer’s Society has suggested. The Arguments For… Roughly 750,000 people in … Continue reading

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UK NSC Policy on Alzheimer’s Disease Screening in Adults (No Change)

Summary This document is unchanged from when it first appeared in 2009. Screening should not be offered. Quote: “This policy was reviewed in June-September 2010 but no significant changes were made. It is due to be considered again in 2013 … Continue reading

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