Tag Archives: VTE (Venous Thromboembolism)

Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Referral Statistics Update (NHS England)

Summary Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection has been mandatory since April 2013 for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services. Data collection statistics (supplied in Microsoft Excel format) have recently been updated to January 2014. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Use of NICE Appraised Medicines in the NHS in England (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) estimates that national figures for Alzheimer’s Disease medicine use have been underestimated by around five per cent. Section 3.1 in this report relates to Alzheimer’s Disease medicines: donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine. … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This contract is for use when commissioning healthcare services. It reflects the Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 report. The CQUIN Table of Goals includes: Friends and Family Test. NHS Safety Thermometer. Dementia Case Finding. VTE. Full Text Link (a) … Continue reading

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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients (NHS Commissioning Board / NHS Choices)

[Brief references to many of these items feature in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary The NHS Commissioning Board’s “Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14” report covers the incentives and … Continue reading

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Recent Guidelines of Relevance to Elderly Care

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Recent NICE Guidelines NICE (2012). Alteplase for treating acute ischaemic stroke (review of technology appraisal guidance 122). Manchester: … Continue reading

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