Tag Archives: University of Surrey

More on the Uses of New Technologies in Health and Care (CQC / HTN)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has created a collection of case studies which explore innovative uses of new technologies in the provision, monitoring and quality improvement of various health and care services.​ “We are determined that regulation does not stand … Continue reading

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Low Socio-Economic Status: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (JAMA Psychiatry / The Mental Elf)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was used to analyse potential associations between markers of socioeconomic status (wealth quintiles and the index of multiple deprivation) and the incidence of dementia. It appears that dementia incidence is associated with low levels of … Continue reading

Posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Mental Health, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Investigation Into NHS Services for Care Homes Residents (NIHR)

Summary A highly detailed, multi-staged, investigation into which type(s) of NHS primary care services work best for care homes and their residents was conducted. Conclusions drawn are hard to summarise simply, without doing this research some injustice. One thing is … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NIHR, NIHRSDO, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme: an Innovation Revolution? (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme aims to make evidence-based healthcare innovation available to patients. NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens and National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh have announced seventeen successful applicants, in the UK and from abroad, to … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, BBC News, Commissioning, For Doctors (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Health Foundation, In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Northern Ireland, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet / Heart)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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Responsibility for End-of-Life Care in Care Homes Without On-Site Nursing Provision (Nursing Times / Health & Social Care in the Community)

Summary Many care homes in England do not have nurses on site and rely on visits from GPs and district nurses for primary care and referral to specialist services. A recent study examined expectations and experiences of the responsibility for … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, RCN, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Community-Dwelling Older People (Systematic Reviews)

Summary This article covers the authors’ plans to review systematically the evidence about non-pharmacological treatments to minimise behavioural and psychological symptoms in community-dwelling older people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Trivedi, D. Goodman, C. Dickinson, A. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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Impact of Telehealth on Use of Hospital Care and Mortality (Nuffield Trust)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This Nuffield Trust report evaluates the impact of telehealth on hospital use and mortality and summarises findings from the Department … Continue reading

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Effect of Telehealth on Use of Secondary Care and Mortality: the Whole System Demonstrator Cluster Randomised Trial (BMJ / Nuffield Trust)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This randomised trial assessed the effect of home-based telehealth interventions on the use of secondary healthcare and mortality. 179 general … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment